Kolohe Kai is one of those bands that is so catchy it’s annoying. Everything they release is hooky and an instant hit on Hawaiʻi’s radio stations.
This means lots of young uke players flock to their songs.
Cool Down is one of Kolohe Kai’s biggest hits (and one of their most catchy songs). I’ve been asked to teach it several times so I made up a chart.
Following a traditional Jawaiian chord progression, this song is only two chords. But they can be tricky if you’re not used to holding Bb or Cm. If these chords are still new to you, take this as an opportunity to work on changing between them.
Intro: Bb Cm Bb It's another fiery afternoon (so hot, so hot) Hotter than the month of June Cm So we should go beach now (cool down) Cool down where the water's right Bb Lets grab our boards and run, run, run, run Run to the nearest shore Cm School is pau, lets go now And hele out the door Chorus x2: Bb The waves is on fire, the day is getting hot This is my desire, the one to hit the spot Cm Yeah... Cool down Bb The water's looking nice and blue (so blue, so blue) Bluer than the clearest sky Cm And the waves are firin' getting higher Better even as we speak yeah... Bb Don't you melt the sun, sun, sun, Sun is hotter than ever before Cm So lets ride, ride Surf and ride some more Chorus> Solo: Bb Cm Rap: (Bb Cm) All you divers well go and get your gear And all you riders well now surf with no more fear ‘Cause it's a hot day, everybody shoulda go, shoulda go, shoulda go and cool off yeah All you paddlers well a go and get your crew And everybody else you know what to do Go grab your 'ohana it's so nice outside We're living in Hawai'i with Aloha and pride yeah Chorus>