A name song for Lawrence M. Judd by Mary Padigan, 1929.

Chant For Judd Will Be Feature Of Inauguration

Original Tribute In Music Sings Praises of Next Governor

A feature of the musical program to be given at the reception on the day of the inauguration of Lawrence M. Judd as governor of Hawaii will be the singing of a chant composed in Judd’s honor by Mrs. Mary Padigan.

The chant will be sung in Hawaiian by the Johanna Wilcox singing girls. The English of the chant was written by Miss Johanna N. Wilcox, assisted by David Kalauokalani, George P. Mossman, Charles K. Notley, Eben P. Low, William E. Miles and Simeon Akaka. The Hawaiian and English versions follow:

HE INOA NO KAUKA

Kaulana mai nei oe e Kauka
Keiki hanau o ka aina.

Na ke kalaunu o Hawaii nei
Hapai ae a kau i ka hano.

Hanohano o Kauka e ku nei
Ika pane poo o ke aupuni.

Ua like a like me kauwila
Kaanapu i ka maka o ka Opua.

A he pua nani oe no ka aina
A ka lehulehu ae lei mau ai.

Me oe ia lei a mau loa
A kau oe ika pua aneane.

Ke Akua mana loa kou kokua
O ka mana Kahikolu kou alakai.

Eo mai oe i kou inoa
Keiki hanau o ka aina.

THE GOVERNOR’S CHANT

You have become exalted, Kauka,
A native son of the land.

It was the Crown of Hawaii,
That lifted you to distinction.

You are now honored, Kauka,
As the head of the government.

Like lightning flashing through the clouds,
Your name has been heralded afar.

You are the select flower of the land,
Cherished and admired by the people.

May this honor remain with you,
As long as life endures.

May the Lord be gracious and help you,
And the Trinity guide you.

Won’t you answer to your name,
Thou son of Hawaii?

(Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 6/28/1929, p. 2)

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Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume XXXVI, Number 11693, Page 2. June 28, 1929.

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