A mele for Kalakaua, 1874.

A Song for the King.

(This below is a mele sung by the students of the school run by the Catholic Roman Nuns, before the Alii, the King, when He went to see them on this past Sunday, February 22.)

Tune.—Par la voix du canon d’alarmes.

O ka Moi e noho nei
O Kalakaua ia;
Mai ke Kiekie mai
Kona lei, kona mana.

E kuokoa mau
Kona Aupuni a mau loa’ku.

Oluolu ka noho ana,
Pomaikai kakou,
Na keiki me na makua,
Malalo o kona malu.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Like pu ka helehelena,
Aole he olelo e,
Ka olelo a na kupuna
Ko kakou makemake.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Mamalahoa kanawai
E kau mau no ia,
Mai Hilo a Kauai
I ko ka Moi aloha.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Ola ko kakou aina
Mai na kupuna mai,
Ola ia Kalakaua
I ko kakou Alii.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Mai kanalua kakou
Na ‘Lii me na kanaka,
I hookahi ka naau,
I hookahi ke aloha.

E kuokoa mau
Ko kakou Moi o ke one hanau.

(Ko Hawaii Ponoi, 3/4/1874, p. 1)

He Mele no ka Moi.

Ko Hawaii Ponoi, Buke I, Helu 37 [38], Aoao 1. Maraki 4, 1874.

A timely mele, 1919.

HE MELE OLIOLI.

Mo’a Unounoo Puna i ke akua wahine,
Mo’a ma-kaali ka ohia o Moeawakea;
Ke nana aku ia Halaaniani,
Lohe mai ka papa ale ka pahoehoe;
Opiopi i ka la o Kukalaula,
Ke hele la i ka nahele o Maukele a!
Pakele ke aloha mai loaa i ka moe,
Aaohe wa, a ua hiki mai oe;
O ka hala ana aku la no ia o ke aloha,
Hala ke aloha naue pu no me ka anoai e!
Ilaila, ilaila wale iho la no a wali ke kino,
Wali wale iho no i ka manao a loko a!
E, he-a hoi mai hoi e!

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1919, p. 3)

HE MELE OLIOLI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 23, Aoao 3. Iune 6, 1919.

Section of a sweet mele aloha aina by Gabriel K. Keawehaku, 1919.

[From the mele: "OIA ANEI? OIA NO."]

Me he lena-alani la o ka Mamo,
Me he ula-weo la o ka Iiwi,
Me he ula-uli la o ka Apapane,
Me he omaomao la o ka O-u,
Me he lelo-lena la o ka O-o,
Me he ele-uli la a ka Alae,
Me he keokeo opua la o ke Koae,
Ka nani ou e Hawaii a mau.
Oia anei? Oia no.

[This is an awesome way to think about colors!]

(Kuokoa, 9/12/1919, p. 8)

Me he lena-alani la o ka Mamo...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 37, Aoao 8. Sepatemaba 12, 1919.

Nice mele for famed cowboy Ikua Purdy by a woman living in the Mormon colony, Iosepa, Utah, 1908.

HE WEHI NO IUKA PURDY [IKUA PURDY].

Kamaaina au no Kohala-loko,
No na pali ku’i o Honokane;
He kupa mai au no Kohala-waho
Aina kaulana he Nailima.
Keiki mai au no Ihuanu,
O ke koa kaulana o Hinakahua.
O ka noe mai au o Puuhue
Na puu kaulana Haelelua,
He boy mai au no Kohala-Hema
Kamakani kaulana he olauniu,
He olali mai au no Kalaieha,
Kuahiwi kaulana o Mauna Kea
Kia pono e ka ihu a i Waikii,
Auwai kaulana a ka Menehune
Hala ae ka Makani o Noha-nohae,
Pili ana maua me Lihue,
O ke kula laula o Waikoloa,
O ka uhi-wai hoi a-o Ma-na,
O ka home kaulana o ke kupuna
Nana nei pua e ola nei,
He aloha e ka ua o ka aina
O ke ki-puupuu o Waimea,
O ka nalu ha’i mai Puakailima
Kai lana malie i Kamakahonu
E ola e ke Kama nona ka lei
Iku-a e ka moho puni e ke ao
E o e Iku-a i ko inua,
Ke koa kaulana kipuka ili
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Kaulana Iku-a puni e ke ao.

Hakuia e MRS. K. N.

Iosepa Skull Valley, Utah, U. S. A.

(Kuokoa, 10/23/1908, p. 8)

HE WEHI NO IUKA PURDY.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 43, Aoao 8. Okatoba 23, 1908.

 

Another mele for the bracing waters of Kalena, 1929.

Wai Hui Kalena

1 Auhea wale ana hoi oe
E ka noe lipo i ka nahele
Lipolipo i ke oho o ka palai
Hoapili o ka Ulalena

2 A he kiu ka makani o ka aina
Haehae ana i ka naulu
Kahiko i ka luna o Piiholo
Haaheo i ka Ulalena

3 Aheaha ka hana a ka opua
Kahiko i ka luna o Kaala
A e honi mai ana ke aloha
E hoi maua e pili

HUI

Aole no oe e pakele
I kahi wai huihui o Kalena
Ia wai huihui aumeume
Me ka rain ukiukiu

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/29/1929, p. 3)

Wai Hui Kalena

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXIII, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Okatoba 29, 1929.

 

Patriotic mele calling out to the entire archipelago, 1894.

E OLA HAWAII I KE AKUA.

Lehua e, Lehua hoi
Pehea o Kaula au i ke kai
Hookoloia a i Niihau
Ke kupua Kilioe noho i ka pali
E Hina e, e Hina hoi
Pehea na ko’a a o ka moana
Ninau ia i ka Waikea
Me ke kauila holu Puukapele
E walea ana me Nohili
Me ka lei pahapaha a o Polihale
E ola ea, e ola hoi
A e ola Hawaii a i ke Akua.

Kaala e, Kaala hoi
Pehea ka noho’na Oahu nuui
E wale ana me Waoala
Me ka uluwehiwehi a o Halemano
Leahi e, Leahi hoi
Kaimana kaulana o ka aina
Pehea hoi a o Makapuu
Ihiihilauakea kau mai iluna
A ka luna hoi o Keaniani
Maikai na hana a Olopana
E ola ea, e ola hoi
A e ola Hawaii a i ke Akua.

Piilani e, Piilani hoi
Pehea na Hono i ka malie
Ua la’i pono Kapapawai
Ua wehi i na lehua a o Lihau
Haleakala, Haleakala e
Pehea e ka wai hu’i o Kalena
Kahiko ana a i Piiholo
Me ka ua ulalena a i Awalau
Lauahi Iao ke pani wai
I ka pela kapu hoi a o Kakae
E ola ea, e ola hoi
A e ola Hawaii a i ke Akua.

Lilinoe e, Lilinoe hoi
Pehea e ka hau o Maunakea
Kuu ia mai kuu ia mai
Ko kapa hau anu a e Poliahu
Hulihee e, Hulihee hoi
Paa ia ko kapu ihi lani kapu
Ahuena e, Ahuena hoi
Pehea e ka nalu ha’i o Kamoa
Hiilawe e, Hiilawe hoi
Makaala pono ia i ka lewa nuu
E ola ea, e ola hoi
A e ola Hawaii a i ke Akua.

Iwilei, Sept. 29th, 1894.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/2/1894, p. 2)

E OLA HAWAII I KE AKUA

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 1040, Aoao 2. Okatoba 2, 1894.