The sheet music offered here is for “Aloha ‘Oe”, or “Farewell to Thee”, by Queen Lili’oukalani. This arrangement is for easy violin in G major. 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