A mele for Kalakaua, 1874.

A Song for the King.

(This below is a mele sung by the students of the school run by the Catholic Roman Nuns, before the Alii, the King, when He went to see them on this past Sunday, February 22.)

Tune.—Par la voix du canon d’alarmes.

O ka Moi e noho nei
O Kalakaua ia;
Mai ke Kiekie mai
Kona lei, kona mana.

E kuokoa mau
Kona Aupuni a mau loa’ku.

Oluolu ka noho ana,
Pomaikai kakou,
Na keiki me na makua,
Malalo o kona malu.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Like pu ka helehelena,
Aole he olelo e,
Ka olelo a na kupuna
Ko kakou makemake.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Mamalahoa kanawai
E kau mau no ia,
Mai Hilo a Kauai
I ko ka Moi aloha.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Ola ko kakou aina
Mai na kupuna mai,
Ola ia Kalakaua
I ko kakou Alii.

E kuokoa mau, &c.

Mai kanalua kakou
Na ‘Lii me na kanaka,
I hookahi ka naau,
I hookahi ke aloha.

E kuokoa mau
Ko kakou Moi o ke one hanau.

(Ko Hawaii Ponoi, 3/4/1874, p. 1)

He Mele no ka Moi.

Ko Hawaii Ponoi, Buke I, Helu 37 [38], Aoao 1. Maraki 4, 1874.

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