O uluwehiwehi mau ka lehua o Hilo!

KE ALA TUBEROSE

Auhea oe e ke ala tuberose,
He moani aala i ke ano ahiahi,
Ua like me ka lau vabine,
I ka hoene i ka poli pilipaa.

Hui:—Ike hou ana i ka nani o Hilo,
I ka ulu wehiwehi i ka lehua,
Lei hoohihi a ka malihini,
Mea ole i ke kono a ke aloha.

E aloha ae ana i ka makani Puulena,
Makani kaulana o ka aina,
Home noho a na iiwi polena,
Mea ole i ke kono a ke aloha.

Wagner, (J. A.)

[This is a song credited to Joseph Kapaeau Aea that will be performed at the Kamehameha Song Contest this Friday night! There is a translation here to this mele and the others to be sung that night as well!! May the verdant lehua of Hilo live forever!!!

Does anyone know who the Wagner referred to is?]

(Nupepa Elele, 10/2/1886, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Elele, Buke VIII, Helu 14, Aoao 1. Okatoba 2, 1886.

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