Hot air balloon in Paris, riding a camel in India, then an elephant in Egypt…, 1911.

KE KII-ONIONI O KALAWAO
[Kakauia mai]

I Parisa aku nei au
I ka lele baluna poniuniu
A Inia aku nei au
I ke kau kamelo holo pupule
A Aigupita aku makou
I ke kau elepani ihu peleleu
Kupanaha e ka hana kahi kii doll
I ke ki malalo oni a o luna
Alawa iho oe a o ke kuene
Palamimo e ka lima i ka naau-kake
Hainaia mai ana ka puana
Ke kii onioni a o Kalawao
—K. Glee Club.

[Movie of Kalawao
(Submitted)

I was in Paris
On a dizzying hot-air balloon
I was in India
On a camel that went along crazily
We were in Egypt
On an elephant with a long trunk
Amazing is the action of this doll
Turn the key below and it moves above
Look at that waiter
Skilled are his hands with the sausage
Let the story be told
The movie of Kalawao.

Kalawao Glee Club.]

[Here is a mele about places far away, written it seems down in Kalawao after a movie of clips of various scenes was shown there. For the version more widely known today, see also “Palisa” in Na Mele o Hawaii Nei, pp. 84–85.]

(Au Hou, 8/24/1910, p. 12)

KE KII-ONIONI O KALAWAO

Ke Au Hou, Buke I, Helu 17, Aoao 12. Augate 24, 1910.

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2 thoughts on “Hot air balloon in Paris, riding a camel in India, then an elephant in Egypt…, 1911.

  1. Pingback: Bonine brings movies to Kalawao and Kalaupapa, 1909. | nupepa

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