More “Alika”! 1893.

ALIKA.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Ua hao a paihi ka pe’a i na kia

Ke liolio nei na kaula polena

Alualu ole iho i ka pa a ka makani

Ke kau ae nei ka ihu i Makao

Ke iho ae nei e komo i Alika

Ma ke kai melemele ke kowa o Berina

Nani wale ka ikena, na pua i Kalona

I noho i ka iu, ka piko i Himele

Ka hale pama hoomaka i ke kuia.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Nana i alakai kuhikuhi pololei

Ke ala pololei e ike ai oe

Ka loa o ka moana, ka piko o ka honua

Paa mai [?] o wakea, kaohi i ka mole

O ka mole o lehua, oa [?] o Kanaloa

A he hoa o you no ka la lealea

Enemi mai loko, pii e ka inaina

Ukiuki ae au, pa oe i ka newa

Ku i ke kuikui, i ka puupuu kahi.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Ua kau e ka hae o ka holo keia

Ke lili mai nei na holokahiki

Ua hiki ae nei ka lono i Ladana

Ka oi o Hawaii, ka ike noeau

Noonoo kaulike o you me a’u

Na’u i hookele ku i Bosetona

Lele na ohua na eepakele [eepakeke]

Ma kuu pakeke ka makana he aloha

Lihilihi daimana kapa o Kinikula.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Ke huli lua nei ke panana

Nana ia ae ka ohe latitu

I ike pono ia na mile i koe aku

E hiki aku ai i Poka Ailana

Ua lana ka manao a huli hoi aku

Inu i ka wai lohi o loko o Halehai

Haihai olelo aoao me ke hoa

Hoa o ka naika ke ano ahiahi

Holoholo mahina i ka huikaulua.

[It is interesting how this might be divided into 4 stanzas of 10 lines, each beginning with “Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku”. I wonder if it was sung differently than today. The Hawaiian-Language Newspapers are filled with mele: those we are familiar with today (often full of variations), as well at those that have been lost (temporarily) over time!]

(Lei Momi, 7/1/1893, p. 4)

ALIKA

Ka Lei Momi, Buke I, Helu 9, Aoao 4. Iulai 1, 1893.

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