Kalakaua’s translation of “Die Wacht am Rhein,” 1872.

Ke Kiai ma ka Rino!

Melody “Watch on the Rhine.”

1. Mehe nei la no ka Iku-wa,
Mehe ale no ke Ki-la,
I ka Rino! No ka he-le,
I paa’i a pake-le,

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Rino,
Kupaa a kuo-o!

2. Lohea na leo tausani,
Na maka kai ka lani,
E paa Ieremani-a,
I ka iwi o ka ai-na.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Rino,
Kupaa a ku0-o!

3. E leha ae ilu-na,
I ike mai ka Maku-a,
I paa mau ka Ri-no
Na a-a o ke ki-no.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no,
Kupaa a kuo-o!

4. I kulu koko hookahi,
I paa i ka pahi,
He pu ma kahi aoao,
Aohe eu nana uwao.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
O ka one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no
Kupaa a kuo-o!

5. Mehe wai ka leo e kahe nei,
Kawelo a ka hae, ka lei,
Ma ka muliwai o Ri-no
E kiai no na Ri-no.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
O ka aina hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no
Kupaa a kuo-o!

Figgs.

[This is later reprinted in the Kuokoa on 3/29/1907 without attribution.]

(Au Okoa, 2/15/1872, p. 1)

Ke Kiai ma ka Rino!

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 44, Aoao 1. Feberuari 15, 1872.

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