Patriotic mele, 1893.

[Here is a patriotic mele famous to this day, it is also known as Mele Ai Pohaku, but familiar to most as Kaulana na Pua. This composition is published many times and in more than one Hawaiian-Language Newspaper. It is a song which both lauds and encourages.]


Famous are the blossoms of Hawaii

Who stand steadfast behind the Land

When the evil Messenger arrives

With his documents of greed and plunder

I won’t affix my signature

To the papers of the Enemy

That Annex and sell wrongfully

The Civil rights of the people

We will not feel longing

For the sums of money of the Government

We are satisfied with the stones

The amazing food of the land

We stand behind the Sovereign

She will be placed back upon the Throne

Let the refrain be told

Of the people who Love the Land.

Miss Kekoaohiwaikalani.
Puahaulani Hale.
Honolulu, Feb. 10, 1893.

Because of the many requests for us to reprint the song of the Patriots, we are fulfilling your desire; and this is a correct copy of this song which we received from the Lady who composed this song.

(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/11/1893, p. 3)


Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 703, Aoao 3. Mei 11, 1893.

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