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.

3. Ka inoa kamahao,
E Lunalilo e—
E mau ke ola o ke Alii,
Ka makou Lani hiwahiwa,
E mau ke ola o ke Alii
E ola, e ola mau loa!

Leo Hui—E hauoli pu kakou, &c.

4. Na ke Alii o na Alii,
Kou lima mana e—
E kiai ka Moi;
Ka makou pule nona,
E mau ke ola o ke Alii!
E ola, e ola mau loa!

Leo Hui—E hauoli pu kakou, &c.

「Tune: Hail Columbia.

1. Aloha, aloha,
For King Lunalilo,
Our Beautiful Lei,
Precious one of the Nation;
Let us rejoice,
We all, Makaainana.

Chorus—Let us rejoice,
Hawaiian hearts,
For the birthday,
Of our new Monarch,
From Hawaii to Niihau,
Let us resound in joy once more,
For King Lunalilo,
For whom we voted.

2. We are all here,
The big, the young,
Rejoicing for Lunalilo,
Our new King,
Sitting upon the throne,
Of the Hawaiian Nation.

Chorus—Let us rejoice, &c.

3. The wondrous name,
O Lunalilo—
Long live the Alii,
Our precious Royal one,
Long live the Alii,
Live, live for all times!

Chorus—Let us rejoice, &c.

4. O Chief of Chiefs,
With your powerful hand—
Watch over the King;
Our prayer for him,
Long live the Chief,
Live, live for all times!

Chorus—Let us rejoice, etc.]

(Kuokoa, 2/22/1873, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 8, Aoao 1. Feberuari 22, 1873.

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