A mele for the birthday of Princess Victoria Kamehamalu Hae o Ku, 1864.

[Found under: “La hanau o ke Kama Alii Wahine”]

La Hanau.

1  No ka la hanau ke aloha,
La hanau o ke Alii,
Ke Kama o Hawaii nei,
Ka makua o ka lehulehu,
I keia la mua o Novemaba,
Ke ike nei kakou.

2  Ke ku nei no kakou,
Ma ka lai o Maunaihi,
Hoonani i ka la hanau,
La hanau o ke ‘Lii,
I keia la hoolai no,
Ua ike ko ka lani.

[Birthday.

1  Aloha for the birthday
Birthday of the Alii
The Child of Hawaii nei
Parent to the multitudes
On this first day of November
We give recognition.

2  We rise
In the serenity of Maunaihi
Celebrating the birthday
The birthday of the Alii
On this peaceful day
The heavens give recognition.]

[There were two birthday celebrations that year for Princess Kamamalu put on by the Kaahumanu Society. One was in Honolulu, and the other was held in Koloa, Kauai. The article that this mele is found in describes the Kauai celebration. Deborah M. Kanoa, the President and Kalola, the Vice President of the Kaahumanu Society of Lihue, was of of the Society members in attendance.]

(Kuokoa, 12/3/1864, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke III, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 3, 1864.

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