Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai ʻUkulele Chords by Edith Kanakaʻole

This classic hula song about the different types of seaweed (limu) is a great example of a simple Hawaiian song structure.

The chords are super simple, especially if you use the “Hawaiian” D7 (2020). For a strum, you can use something similar to a brisk D D D DU played with a straight feel.

Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai ʻukulele chords
Edith Kanakaʻole
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Vamp: A7// D7// G////
He hoʻoheno ke ʻike aku
C             G
  Ke kai moana nui lā
C              G
Nui ke aloha e hiʻipoi nei
D7                G
Me ke ʻala o ka līpoa

He līpoa i pae i ke one
C           G
 Ke one hinuhinu lā
C           G
Wela i ka lā ke hehi aʻe
D7                  G
Mai manaʻo he pono kēia

Hoʻokohukohu e ka limu kohu
C                   G
 Ke kau i luna o nā moku lā
C           G
ʻO ia moku ʻula lā e hō
D7              G
ʻOni ana i ʻō i ʻaneʻi

Haʻina mai ka puana
C               G
 Ka līpoa me ka limu kohu
C            G
Hoa pili ʻoe me ka pahe'e
D7            G
ʻĀnoni me ka līpalu

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