[Found with: “KE ALII KIEKIE RUTH KEELIKOLANI: UA HALA! UA NALO!!”]
Ikeia Kau na Wahine, he Kau ka makani,
He umauma i pa ia e ka Moae,
E ka unulau, o Makounulau,
Ina aku no la i Unulau,
Ka wahine kaili pua o Paiahaa,
Hahai, alualu, puahala,
O Kamilo, pae kanaka e——
He kanaka ke koa no ka ehu ahiahi,
Oia nei hoi ko ka ehu kakahiaka,
O maua no me ka makua o kakou. Ua ike—a.
[This and other mele appear in a death announcement for Princess Ruth Keelikolani. Another variant of this mele appeared in this Monday’s Welo Hou blog post. Did you see it? The opening line of that version goes, “Ike ia Kauna he wahine he makani Ka-u”.
When you are looking for mele in the newspapers, you should not stop looking if you search for the first line and it does not come up. Search for other lines, and search for distinct phrases.]
(Kuokoa, 6/2/1883, p. 2)
Check out the Welo Hou post by clicking on the image below!