Book of the story of Leinaala, 1891.

[Found under: “Hawaii News.”]

There are some typesetters of the [Hawaii] Holomua Newspaper setting type of that famous kaao, Leinaala, as a book; it will be ready and for sale to the public perhaps within ten days [anahulu]. Being that this was a story that was beloved by many people when it was published half in the “Elele” and finished in the newspaper “Ko Hawaii Pae Aina,” it will certainly be much sought after. The cost per copy is $1.50.

[Does anyone know of any library where this book might be found?]

(Kuokoa, 8/29/1891, p. 3)

E ia kekahi mau lima poahi hoonoho hua...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXX, Helu 35, Aoao 3. Augate 29, 1891.

Mele are everywhere! 1912.

LEI MOKIHANA

Na ka Maunakea i kono mai ia’u,
E naue i ka aina malihini,
Aina kaulana o Hilo Hanakahi,
Aina hoohie a ka malihini,
He aloha Mokuola a e ku nei,
I ka uluwehi i ka lau o ka niu,
E kilohi i ka nani o Waiakea,
Me ke one anapa i Waiolama,
Malama ke aloha waiho iloko,
Ke kuleana o ka hiki ana aku,
Auhea la o ka Nuku o ka Manu,
Me Leleiwi i ka ehu o ke kai,
Akahi no au a ike maka,
I ka ua nihi ae ma kanahele,
Akaka e ka ua kanilehua,
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini,
A hiki makou a i Homelani,
Hui malihini me ke kamaaina,
Ilaila makou i luana ai,
Me kuu lei rose poina ole,
Kau nui aku nei kahi manao,
E ike ia Waianuenue,
Ilaila hoi hope na malihini,
E ike i ka nani a o ka Wahine,
Kau i ka lio hao me ka lanakila,
Me a’u lei nani o ka puuwai,
Ua nani Olaa e waiho nei,
Oia uka noho i ka iuiu,
Ko mai ke ala o ka maile,
Na kahiko ia a oia uka,
He nahele i pu ia me ka lehua,
Lei hoohihi hoi a ka malihini,
Ike i ka nani a o Halemaumau,
Me ke ahi kaulana a ka Wahine,
Pehea mai oe Uwekahuna,
Me ka pali kapu o Kamohoalii,
He alii nui oe na ka malihini,
O nei aina pahoehoe,
A ka la’i makou i ke Anakolu,
Ike ia e ka nani o Wahinekapu,
Aloha ia uka me ke onaona,
Owili lei rose lei ohelo,
Kilakila hale Nani a e ku nei,
Hokele ku i ka maka o ka opua,
Ilaila ka wahine i walea ai,
Lei onaona o ka pua mokihana,
He hana pau ole ka ka makemake,
E uilani nei i kuu nui kino,
Manao ae au e hoi i ka home,
I ka uluwehiwehi o Kapalama,
Ke huli hoi nei ka Maunakea,
E ike i ka nani a o ke Kaona,
Onaona na maka o ka malihini,
I ka hoopulu ia e ka ua noe,
Noe mai ke aloha o na Mana Lani,
Kiai maluhia me ke ahonui,
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
Lei ohuohu i ka lei Pa’i Niu,
Haina hou ia mai ana ka puana,
Kuu Lei Mokihana poina ole.
(Hakuia e)
MRS. MOKIHANA FERNANDEZ

[This is a nice mele describing a journey to and around Hawaii Island. It is a much longer version than the one cited from King’s Book of Hawaiian Melodies, on huapala.org, and is given a different title. Sadly, the early years of “Ka Hoku o Hawaii” (in which this article is included) are not online yet.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/29/1912, p. 4)

LEI MOKIHANA

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 7, Helu 13, Aoao 4. Augate 29, 1912.