Chicken or egg? Did this come before the still popular mele, “Kukuna o ka La”? 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine.
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau.
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua.
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana.
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
Aole wai e maalili ai.
Iluna au a o Daimana Hila,
Ike i ka nani o ka mahina.
Kukuna o ka la ko’u kamaa,
Olapa hele nei puni ke kaona.
I ka po mahina o Mahealani,
Paia o ka hale haulani ana.
Kelepona au i hai mai,
Hu e ka pele kai a o Hilo.
I alohaia no a o Aala Paka,
Kahi a na iwa e hiolani nei.
Hainaia mai ana ka puana,
Kaula kelepona aha’i meahou.

KAKAAKO BOY.

[This is quite the fun mele talking about all the latest heard over the telephone wire! I hope some performer will make it popular today.]

(Kuokoa, 11/11/1921, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 45, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1921.

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