A mele for Likelike Kekaeikapuokalani, 1919.

HE HALIA ALOHA NO KUU ONEHANAU.

Hanohano Hilo kuu onehanau,
Haaheo na kuahiwi ekolu;
Lamaku iluna ke ahi a ka wahine,
Moiwahine o ke alohilohi.

Kaulana Hawaii puni ka honua,
O Pele ke kupua aiwaiwa;
Hui mai na mana o ke ao nei,
Haawi i ka momi no Hawaii.

He nani na kualono iuiu,
He u’i ka mamo hulupala Olaa;
He nu’a na lehua o Mokaulele,
O Hilo nei ua kau ka Hoaka.

Haina ke’lii nona ka lei,
Likelike Kekaeikapuokalani.

Hakuia e Keahikuniaalapalapa.

[A LOVING MEMORY FOR MY DEAR HOMELAND.

Hilo my hometown is grand,
Proud are the three mountains;
The flames of the woman blaze above,
The Queen of radiance.

Hawaii is famed around the world,
Pele, the amazing supernatural one;
The powers of the world gather together,
Giving pearls for Hawaii.

Beautiful are the majestic ridges,
Handsome are lovely mamo birds of Olaa;
The lush lehua blossoms of Mokaulele,
It is Hilo, the Hoaka rises.

Let the story be told of the alii for whom is the lei,
Likelike Kekaeikapuokalani.*

Composed by Keahikuniaalapalapa.]

*Likelike Kekaeikapuokalani is probably Elizabeth Likelike Kekaeikapuokalani Coney, the wife of Heinrich H. Renjes.

(Kuokoa, 4/25/1919, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 17, Aoao 2. Aperila 25, 1919.

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