If Mine was my swift horse… 1893.

Hooheno no Mine.

Ina o Mine kuu lio holo
Pokole ke alu ka ihona pali
Kaohi mai au he ole ka paa
He oi aku ka panee ka holo i mua
Ua like me ka wai o Hiilawe
Ka lalawe malie i ke alo pali
Aohe kena he ala e
Ka hanu kena o Rose Iliahi
Ke lawe ia ala ka’u aloha
Maluna o ke kaa Puakauwahi
Ina o kuu lei rose ia
Puhenehene o kahi mehameha
Haina ia mai ana kapuana
No Mine holo nui kuu lio ia

[The line in Lena Machado’s “Holo Waapa” about Mine the fast-running horse was perhaps inspired by this mele. Does anyone know if there was a racehorse by this name?]

(Lei Momi, 7/26/1893, p. 3)

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Ka Lei Momi, Buke I, Helu 29, Aoao 3. Iulai 26, 1893.

 

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