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.

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