A beautiful Figgs composition for his brother Leleiohoku, 1872.

Kuu Lei Lilia.

Melody—Lordly! Lordly! Swell.

Oi ala kuu Lei Lilia,
O nei ano ahiahi,
He nanahe ke pili ia,
Me ka lau lahilahi.

Oia ala ka’u kaunu,
I ke kai wa malino,
He welo na ka hae kalaunu,
E kohu ai nei kino.

A he wai kapi i ka pali,
Wai kili huna a ka manu,
Na ka iwi polena i hali,
Wai laahia o ka hanu.

E ke anu koni nei,
E ka hau kololio,
Owau ka i punihei,
I ka ia la hokio.

Auhea wale ana oe,
Ke oho maiewa o ka palai,
Ua pulu i ka ua noe,
Ke luhe nei la i ka wai.

He iniki olu ka ia ‘la,
E lokuloku i ka ili,
He meheu no ka io, a mala,
Lehiwa wale hoi ke pili.

Nawai oi ala e piliwi,
He kale na ka ale loa,
He pipi kaulua na kiwi,
He uli na ka heepuloa.

E hoi no au e pili,
Me ka lai o ke kaona,
I wai kilihe i ka ili,
Ka wahine o Kaiona.

(He inoa no Leleiohoku.)  Figgs

(Au Okoa, 1/25/1872, p. 1)

Kuu Lei Lilia.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 41, Aoao 1. Ianuari 25, 1872.

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