John Wise runs for delegate to Congress, 1922.

HE MELE NO JOHN WISE

A he ohohia nui no Keoni Waika
Ka elele hiwahiwa a ka lahui
Hui like mai kakou
E koho me ka lokahi.

Hookahi mea nui i anoi ia
O ka pono kaulike o ka lehulehu
Mai Hawaii o Keawe
A Kauai o Mano.

Ua kini ua mano kou aloha
Maluna hoi a o kou lahui
A he sure maoli
Pela io nohoi

Kiina ko lei i Wakinekona
A ka manu aeko e hii mai nei
Nau hoi ia la e lei
No ka nani a o Hawaii.

Eia makou mahope ou
A hiki aku i ka lanakila ana
Goodie idea kela
Lokahi na puuwai.

Hainaia mai ana ka puana
A o oe ka makou i anoi ai
John Wise no ka elele
Feela goodie kahi manao.

—ILIHIA CLUB, Kalaupapa.

[A MELE FOR JOHN WISE

There is much enthusiasm for Keoni Waika
The esteemed representative of the lahui
Let us join as one
And vote for him together.

There is one thing that is desired
That is the equality for the people
From Hawaii of Keawe
To Kauai of Mano.

Your love is great
For your lahui
A for sure
It is so

Go get your lei in Washington
Held by the eagle
It is for you to don
For the glory of Hawaii.

We are here behind you
Until your victory
That is a good idea
Our hearts are united.

Let the refrain be told
It is you who we desire
John Wise for representative
We have good feelings.

—ILIHIA CLUB, Kalaupapa.]

(Maui News, 11/3/1922, p. 8)

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Semi-Weekly Maui News, 22nd Year, Number 1215, Page 8. November 3, 1922.

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