Queen Kapiolani, Mele, Maunakea, and a new site to check out, 1878/2013.

He Inoa Lei no ka Moiwahine Kapiolani.

Aia i Haili ko lei nani,
O ka nu-a Lehua i Mokaulele,
O ka papahi lei o ka aina,
Ke kuia mai la e ka Puulena,
E ka makani huli ala o ka lua,
Puia i kai o Hilo Hanakahi,
Hookahi hoi oe hookahi au,
Ka nahele aloha o Paieie,
Noho mai hano o Uwekahuna,
Ka uwahi moe o Kilauea,
Kupu mai ka manao lia i ka nani,
I ka papa lohi lua o Maukele,
O ka lohi mai kau e Wahinekapu,
Ei ae ka makani o ka Ulumano,
Nana i kuilima mai i kanehele,
Like aku ai me ka nuku o ka manu,
Owai hoi kai ike ia Maunakea,
Aohe ona lua e like ai,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o na moku.

Aia i Lihau ko lei nani,
O ka nu-a Lehua i poe i ka manu,
Ke loku mai la i ka lau makani,
Na hono o Lele na lai,
Luana i Hauola kahi manao,
I ka lai hulilua o ka Maaa,
Hanohano ka opua i ka malie,
I ke kau a ke ao i Maunalei,
A he lei hoi no ua lai nei,
No ka nalu haihaimaka o U-o
Ke noho nei no au i ka lulu,
Me na lai elua a ka manu,
Alia oe la e Haleakala,
E alai nei ia Kauiki,
Ua maikai ke alo o Piiholo,
I ka noho a ka Ua Ulalena,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Aia i Nuuanu ko lei nani,
O ka Ahihi popohe i kanahele,
Ke hakua mai la e ke kiowao,
Hoolawa i ka pua o ka Makahala,
E hooma-u nei i ke oho Palai,
Maikai ka hana a Waipuhia,
Wehiwehi Lanihuli i ke kawelu,
Ipu loku i ke alo o na pali,
Pau ole ke onaona o Kekele,
I ka ahui pola o ka Hinano,
Hanohano Mololani i ke ehukai,
I ka hana a ka Ua Apuakea,
Akea ka ohu i na kuahiwi,
Ma ke kakai pali o Maunawili,
He aloha ia wai anu i ka ili,
I ka uwalo a ka leo o ke kahuli,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Aia i Mana ko lei nani,
O ka ohai o Papiohuli,
I pili koolua no ke kaunoa,
Nonono ula i ka Wailiula,
Ina paha oe e ike ana,
I ka holu a ka ulu o Kaunalewa,
Ike la paha oe i ka mea nani,
I ka punohu ula i ka moana,
He elele waha ole kai hiki mai,
Na ka Iwi ai lehua o kanahele,
I ka ike ana iho lana ka manao,
I ka hea a ka leo o ka Waikini,
Kau aku ka manao no Wailua,
O ka wai hooipo i ka pua hau,
Aole ka heluna no Waimea,
Ua like laua me Makaweli,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Aia i Europa ko lei nani,
O ka pua kalaunu o Ladana,
Ke luhia mai la e Inia,
Ka anapa ka Rukini e ike,
I ka hulali a ka momi me ke daimana,
Me e o ka nani ke ike aku,
Kohu me he wai e ale ana,
Ka alohi i ke alo o Mekiko,
Me he a na ka Hokuwelowelo,
I ka ili kai o ka Pakipika,
Ke lawea mai la e ke Kiakolu,
E ka laina mokuahi o ka Hema,
Kuua mai ka nai i pau pono,
I lai ka helena a ka Wahine,
I ike mai ai na mokupuni,
I ko la nui hao a paihi,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Ala i ka opua ko lei nani,
O ke anuenue pipio iluna,
Haaheo i ka mea na liilii,
Aweawe ula i ka maka o ke ao,
A he like a like me ka onohi,
Me ka punohu ula i ka malie,
Ke halia mai la e ka noe anu,
Me ke ala koi ula koi aweawe,
Ulumahiehie i ka ua noe,
I ka Ehukai o Kulanihakoi,
A he kahiko ia no ia nei,
No ka pua kapu i ka iu o Lono,
I kukupu a pua ma ka Hikina,
I uwe i Hawaii moku o Keawe,
Ua kau ae la i Makanoni,
I kahi a ka la i puka mai ai,
Kaeha ka hana a Hanakaulua,
I ka oliko pua i ka malie,
Haina ke Lii nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Ma Italia ko lei nani,
O ka opuu liko o ke Kalaunu,
Ua hana noiau ia e Farani,
Kinohinohi lua ke ike aku,
Ka onohi o ka hoku daimana,
Ma ka puuwai o Perusia,
Ua like me ka wai o Niakala,
Ka pipio i ke alo o Nu Ioka,
Ke hiia mai la e ka uwila,
E ke telegarama hai manao,
Aia ilaila ko’u iini,
I ka lono a’u i hauoli ai,
A lawe au la lilo ia nei,
Paa pono ka helua me Hawaii,
Ilaila oukou e ike ai,
O Hilo nei ua kau ka hoaka,
Haina ka Wahine nona ka Lei—
O Kapiolani i ka iu o ka moku.

Teliihoohie.

[I was reminded of this set of lei chants for Queen Kapiolani by a post on a relatively new site with information about Hawaii past and present. Check out the recent post on Maunakea and much more by Nanea Armstrong Wassel, right here:

http://instagram.com/naneaarmstrongwassel

This mele is also printed in the very next issue of Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/12/1878, p. 4, with some variation.]

(Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 10/5/1878, p. 4)

He Inoa Lei no ka Moiwahine Kapiolani.

Ko Hawaii Pae Aina, Buke I, Helu 40, Aoao 4. Okatoba 5, 1878.

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2 thoughts on “Queen Kapiolani, Mele, Maunakea, and a new site to check out, 1878/2013.

  1. Pingback: At Waimanalo, Mololani, and Mokumanu are your mats of feathers, 1886. | nupepa

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