Mele Mai for the son of Keelikolani, Keolaokalani, 1863.

He Mele no Keola

He mai keia nou e Keola,
O ka Lani Pauahi, he makuahine,
O Mr. Bihopa, he makuakane,
Hiialo a Keanolani,
Lawe Lawe Lawe ke aloha i ka i ka lai o ke Kaona.

Ko mai inuwai Koolihilihi,
Pili mai wai o Anuenue,
I wai inu no ka mai o ka Lani,
I ke one o Paikaka,
Ike Ike Ike aku la oe i ka nani o Haili.

Ko mai holo lio i ke ahiahi,
Kani ka uwepa la, lai o ka Lani,
He kuke ka ihona ma ka Uapo,
Huro! Huro—e!
Hao Hao Hao o ka Lani, hao mai oe a paihi.

Ko mai lawe Nupepa Aupuni,
Lohe aku ke Kuini o Beretane,
O Keola o ka Lani, ua puka ae,
Olioli no makou,
Lohe Lohe Lohe aku’la na Aina Haole.

He aloha o Maunakea,
Kela kuahiwi paa i ka hau,
Noho mai la i Poliahu,
I ka luna o Waiau,
Hui Hui Hui ka manao me ke aloha welawela.

Ko mai pua rose honi i ka ihu,
Awili puia me ke ala,
He ala onaona ko ia nei mai,
Lai ai Honolulu nei,
Ua pau pau keia, ua lohe oe e Keola.

Miss P. Haleakala

Aigupita, Honolulu, Maraki 28, 1863.

[Here is a lively mele mai for the son of Keanolani (Keelikolani), Keolaokalani, who was taken as hanai by Pauahi. Sadly he would not live to see his second birthday…]

(Kuokoa, 4/25/1863, p. 1)

He Mele no Keola.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 17, Aoao 1. Aperila 25, 1863.

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