song: Coconut in Morning Sun (© 2018 Gudrich/Gudrich)

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This is a home recording. We will record a professional version of this song for one of our upcoming releases! We would like to collaborate with a steel drum player and a Reggae singer / singers!

Lyrics

ekahi ‘elua’ ekolo

 

Ev’ry little coconut carries paradise inside

Dancing on the ocean waves

Just waiting to root her beauty in the sand

 

akau hema, akau hema, akau hema

a hui hou, a hui hou

 

Ever since time begun

Coconut swim in morning sun

Until coconut hit sandy bit

Coconut make island with it

 

Coconut unleashes life

Roots in sand as stingrays dive

Coconut makes shady leaves

A welcoming cradle of creation

 

akau hema, akau hema, akau hema

a hui hou, a hui hou

 

Ever since time begun

Coconut swim in morning sun

Until coconut hit sandy bit

Coconut make island with it

 

Baby palmtree drink coconut water

Coconut water the water of life!

Baby palmtree drink coconut water

Coconut water the water of life!

 

Bugs and bees and birds and seeds

And some little millipedes

Come with wind and find a home

In the leafy humus by the sea foam.

 

akau hema, akau hema, akau hema

a hui hou, a hui hou

Story

 A single coconut can turn a sandbank into a wildlife paradise. A song celebrating the power of nature.

Liner notes

Xavi: vocals, guitar

Sabú: soprano recorder, backing vocals

Recorded at home on Anglesey.

​ 2018 Gudrich/Gudrich

Image by Olga Tsai