Hula for William Heen by Mary Robins, 1919.

HE HULA NO WILLIAM HEEN.

Kaulana mai nei o William Heen,
O ka loio hoi o ke Kalana,
Na ka nupepa i hai ae,
Loio Kaulana imi mea hou,
Nau no i nowelo aku,
Ahuwale Honolulu he aina nani,
He kulanakauhale ua ike ia,
Ki-pe dala o ke aupuni,
Uluhua i ke kani mai a ke Ao,
Ka moho loio waiwai ole,
E hui Hawaii me Kaleponi,
Haku ae i ko lei a lawa pono,
Moani ke ala o ka Miulana,
Pili paa o ka hana me oe ia.
O ka pine kaimana i ko umauma,
E hulali nei a mau loa aku,
Imua kaua a lanakila,
O ke Akua mana loa kou kokua,
Hea aku no au o mai oe,
O William Heen kou inoa.

Composed by MRS. MARY ROBINS,

Honolulu Harbor Lighthouse.

[Mary Robins is perhaps most well known for songs like “Royal Hawaiian Hotel,” “Lanai,” and “Honolulu Harbor.” This is a political song written for William Heen, running for City and County Attorney. Political mele like these were not uncommon during those days.]

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1919, p. 3)

HE HULA NO WILLIAM HEEN.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 23, Aoao 3. Iune 6, 1919.

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One thought on “Hula for William Heen by Mary Robins, 1919.

  1. These are so heartwarming since Mary Robins was my great grandmother on my mother’s side of our family…my mother Mary Kuulei Caminos Aki was name for great grandma Mary. I am thrilled to find these other mele that my great Tutu Mary wrote.

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