Ellen Kekoahiwaikalani Prendergast’s “Kaulana na Pua”, 1896.

Look Here at This Mele

MELE ALOHA AINA AI-POHAKU
[PATRIOTIC ROCK-EATING SONG]

1. Kaulana na pua o Hawaii
Kupaa mahope o ka aina,
Hiki mai ka elele a ka lokoino
Palapala alunu me ka pakaha

2. Pane mai Hawaii-Nui o Keawe
Kokua na Hono-a-Piilani
Kakoo mai Kauai o Mano
Pau pu me ke one o Kakuhihewa

3. Aole e kau e ka pulima
Maluna o ka pepa a ka enemi
Aole makou a e minamina
I ka puu dala a ke Aupuni

4. Ua lawa makou i ka pohaku
I ka ai kamahao o ka aina
Hoohuiaina kuai hewa
I ka pono kivila o ke kanaka

5. Mahope makou o Liliulani
A kau hou la i ke Kalaunu
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Na pua i aloha i ka aina

Composed by KEKOAHIWAIKALANI.

[This mele for obvious reasons is published many times throughout time.]

(Aloha Aina, 6/13/1896, p. 4)

MELE ALOHA AINA AI-POHAKU.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Iune 13, 1896.

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2 thoughts on “Ellen Kekoahiwaikalani Prendergast’s “Kaulana na Pua”, 1896.

  1. Aloha, Note that the lyrics are out of order in this version on verses 3 and 4. EKP wrote repeatedly to the papers to get it corrected and it was published out of order several times. Even the copy in Buke Mele Lahui shuffled the lines. It was probably easy for that to happen when typesetting poetry. Puakea

    Puakea Nogelmeier puakea@hawaii.edu “Lei ‘o uka i ka ‘ohu, lei ‘o loko i ke aloha”

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