A song for the birthday of King Lunalilo, 1873.

A SONG FOR LUNALILO.

[The mele below was composed and sung by some of Hawaii’s own, on Kauai, on the past 31st of January.]

Leo Mele Hail Columbia.

1. He aloha la he aloha,
No ka Moi Lunalilo,
Lei Nani o kakou,
Hiwahiwa o ke Aupuni;
E hauoli pu kakou,
Na Makaainana a pau.

Leo Hui—E hauoli pu kakou,
E na puuwai Hawaii,
No ka la i hanau ai
O ko kakou Lani hou,
Mai Hawaii a Niihau,
E hookani oli hou,
No ka Moi Lunalilo,
A kakou i koho ai.

2. Eia kakou a pau maanei,
Na nui na opio,
E hauoli no Lunalilo,
Ko kakou Moi hou,
E noho mai la ma ka noho alii,
O ke Aupuni Hawaii.

Leo Hui—E hauoli pu kakou, &c. Continue reading

The National Anthem by William Charles Lunalilo, 1862.

E ola ka Moi i ke Akua.

Hakuia e WM. C. LUNALILO.

Ke Akua mana mau,
Hoomaikai, pomaikai
I ka Moi!
Kou lima mana mau,
Malama, kiai mai,
Ko makou nei Moi
E ola e!

Ka inoa Kamahao,
Lei nani o makou,
E ola e!
Ko Eheu uhi mai,
Pale na ino e,
Ka makou pule nou
E ola e!

Haliu, maliu mai,
Nana mai luna mai
Kau Pokii nei;
E mau kou ola nei,
Ke Akua kou kiai
Ka Pua nani e
Hawaii e!

Imua Ou makou,
Ke ‘Lii o na ‘Lii,
E aloha mai;
E mau ke Ea nei
O keia Aupuni,
E ola mau lakou,
Ia oe no.

Ianuari 4, 1862.

[The winning lyrics by Lunalilo to a contest open to native Hawaiians to compose a song praising Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma, and Ka Haku o Hawaii, sung to the tune of “God Save the King”.]

(Kuokoa, 2/8/1862, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Feberuari 8, 1862.

Birthday of William Charles Lunalilo, 1933.

THE BIRTHDAY OF KING LUNALILO IS COMMEMORATED

On Tuesday, the past 31st of January, the students of Lunalilo School celebrated the birthday of the king for whose name their school is called.

In days past, there were parades and gaiety held on the birthdays of the monarchs of Hawaii nei, but in this new age, the commemorations are very different.

Being that Lunalilo Home is a place named after the king, the home where aged Hawaiians live their last days under the care of the estate of King Lunalilo, therefore the students of the school sent several boxes of food and flowers for the benefit of the oldsters of that home, while the students of the school celebrated that day with the singing of some songs, and presenting short stories pertaining to the life of King Lunalilo.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 2/16/1933, p. 3)

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Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 5, Helu 42, Aoao 3. Feberuari 16, 1933.