Fun pair of mele, 1892.

HE MAU MELE.

HOOHENO O KA PUA OHAWAI

1.  Auhea oe e ka nani,
E ke onaona o ka Ohawai,
A he waiwai ko aloha ua kilaia,
Eia ma nei puuwai.

Hui: E kuu Lei Aloha e,
Mai manao kuhihewa oe,
Ko aloha wale no ka’u mea nui,
E lei hookahi ae nei.

2.  Auhea oe e ka nani,
Ka lei mae ole a nei kino,
O oe hookahi ka’u mea nui,
O nei aina malihini.

Hakuia e Miss N. W. Lipo Lani.

LIPO LANI.

1.  Nani ka halia i  hiki mai,
A ka La e welo ana i Lehua,
Elua wale no maua,
I ka olu o Lipo Lani Home.

Hui: He makana he lei keia,
Nou e ka lehua o Alakai,
Akahi no au a ike,
I na kulu wai a ka Moae.

2.  Kohaehae wale ke aloha,
I ka lihiloa a ka opua,
He pua nani hoi oe,
No ka valley o Lipo Lani Home.

Hakuia e W. K. Pua Ohawai.

[This is the first time I have seen two mele placed next to each other this way in the newspapers, where the composers address each other.]

(Kuokoa, 8/27/1892, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 35, Aoao 4. Augate 27, 1892.

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