Pry off all of our enemies, 1891.

LILIU LOLOKU—Song.

1  Liliulani e
Ko makou nei Moi
E maliu mai
E uhuki a kiloi
Burumi a haalei
Na ino e ulu nei
Mai o a o.

2  Lolokulani e
Ko makou nei Alii
E haliu mai
E lohe i ke noi
A kou lahui nei
Kukulu hou ia mai
I kahua hou.

3  Liliuloloku e
Kaiehu ia’e i pau
Na enemi
Mai Hilo a Niihau
Hoonoho hou ia mai
Mau waha maemae nou
I like pu.

4  Ka Logou mana mau
Kou kokua e mau ai
Kou noho Alii
Aole naueue
Aole kuouou
E onipaa mau no
Ke aupuni ou.

Hoohenoia no ke Alii aimoku e Is. Pu. Ma. Ka. Ka. Chy. [???]

[Liliu Loloku Song.

O Liliulani
Our Monarch
Hear us
Extract and discard
Sweep aside and toss away
The growing evil
All over.

O Lolokulani
Our Alii
Hearken
Listen to the plea
Of your people
So that a new foundation
May be built

O Liliuloloku
Pry off until no more
Are the enemies
From Hilo to Niihau
Reinstate
Sound council for you
So that you are alike

The all-powerful Logou
Forever is your aid
Your throne
Will not sway
Will not bow down
Ever steadfast
Will be your nation.

Affectionately for the Ruling Alii, by Is. Pu. Ma. Ka. Ka. Chy. ]

[Does anyone know who the initials refer to at the end? This mele is reprinted once again in the Elele 3/7/1891, p. 4, without the composers listed.]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 3/4/1891, p. 2)

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Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 142, Aoao 2. Maraki 4, 1891.

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2 thoughts on “Pry off all of our enemies, 1891.

  1. Is there music associated with the words, by any chance? Maybe this was a popular Hawaiian tune of the time set to these words?

    • Good question! Many times if there was a given tune that was taken from another popular song of the time, it would be listed as well. This one in both printings in the newspapers did not indicate a tune. Maybe someone else might know.

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