Aloha ‘Oe, or Farewell to Thee by Queen Lili’oukalani – Arranged for Easy Violin

The sheet music offered here is for “Aloha ‘Oe”, or “Farewell to Thee”, by Queen Lili’oukalani. This arrangement is for easy violin. The sheet music include the lyrics in both Hawaiian (Look: 4 vowels in a row!) and English.

Aloha ‘Oe is known as Queen Lili’oukalani’s most famous song. She composed it in 1878 in Hawaiian and did her own English translation, which is a fact that I immensely approve of.

The arrangement you see here is a simple song with a simple one-page sheet of music. This is, of course, because I only scored the famous chorus of the song. Easy violin pieces for little children should be short.

I transcribed this from my memory but did check the lyrics, because I am not fluent in Hawaiian.


I have no idea whether or not these English lyrics are Queen Lili’oukalani’s own translation, but it is the version I know.

Aloha ‘oe, aloha ‘oe, Farewell to thee, farewell to thee,
E ke onaona noho i ka lipo. Thou charming one who dwells among the bowers
One fond embrace, One fond embrace,
A ho’i a’e au Before I now depart,
Until we meet again Until we meet again

To download free sheet music for “Aloha ‘Oe”, or “Farewell to Thee”, by Queen Lili’oukalani for simple violin as a .pdf, please click here: Aloha Oe – Easy Violin – Full Score

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