“Noho ana Kapo i ka uluwehiwehi…” 1885.

[Found under: “HE MOOLELO KAAO NO KEAOMELEMELE.”]

“Noho ana Kapo i ka uluwehiwehi,
Ku ana iluna o Maohelaia,
Ohia ku i Maunaloa,
Aloha mai Kaulanau—la,
Eia mai ka ula la—he ula leo,
He waimaka—he mohai na’u ia oe e Kapo,
O ka Pakulani o Moehaunaiki,
E hea au e—e o oe.”

(This is the correct rendition of this prayer, but later the hula teachers of this new era made the last lines of this mele thus:

“He waimaka he mohai na’u ia oe e Laka,
E Laka hoi—e maliu mai oe,
A ae mai oe pono au.”

[Did you see today’s “Welo Hou” blog? It is a version of this mele we commonly hear today in the hula community.]

(Kuokoa, 1/17/1885, p. 1)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIV, Helu 3, Aoao 1. Ianuari 17, 1885.

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