“Eia o Awini pali alii hulaana,” 1924.

[Found under: “Hiamoe o Kamaka Stillman Iloko o ka Maha”]

The mele below is one of the things which proves that Kamehameha was raised by Kahaopulani and that he was raised at Awini, thus:

Eia o Awini pali alii hulaana,
E noho ana Kahaopulani,
Hanai ia Paiea he alii,
I kohola maloko Kekuiapoiwa,
I nahaia maloko o Ainakea,
Ka inaina alii i haakohi maloko.
Na owela ka lani na nakolo ka honua,
Ke ahiolani alii na Awini,
E kuhea ana ia Keahialaka,
Ilaila Umihulumakaokalani e,
E nonoho ana no ia mau alii,
Ia nakolo ka lani,
Ia uina ka leo o Ikuwa,
O ko ha-ko eleele,
No Ainakea ke ewe alii i kokohia ai,
No Awini ka piko i moku ai,
No Keahialaka ke e i ai ai,
No Kahaopulani ka umauma,
O ka Niaupio alii a,
Kekuiapoiwa e ua ike—a
He wela no e—.

[At the passing of Kamaka Stillman, this mele was included in her death announcement. See also a variant of this mele posted in this Monday’s “Welo Hou” from the Bishop Museum!]

(Kuokoa, 7/31/1924, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIII, Helu 31, Aoao 2. Iulai 31, 1924.

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