“Alika” variant, 1898.

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ALIKA SONG.

1st

Ma ke kai Melemele

Ke kowa a o Berina

O ka hale lau Pama

A o make i ke kula.

Hui: Aia i Alika

E ka ihu o ka moku

Ua hao a paihi

Na pe’a i ka makani

Ke liuliu nei

Na kaula likini

Alualu ole iho

Ka pe’a i ka makani.

2nd

A oi kau aku

Ka newa i ko piko

Kaa e ka huila

Niniu i ka makani.

[Here is a variant of a mele still popular to this day! I wonder if it was sung to the same tune as we hear it sung now…]

(Loea Kalaiaina, 1/31/1898, p. 1)

ALIKA SONG

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More “Alika”! 1893.

ALIKA!

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ALIKA.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Ua hao a paihi ka pe’a i na kia

Ke liolio nei na kaula polena

Alualu ole iho i ka pa a ka makani

Ke kau ae nei ka ihu i Makao

Ke iho ae nei e komo i Alika

Ma ke kai melemele ke kowa o Berina

Nani wale ka ikena, na pua i Kalona

I noho i ka iu, ka piko i Himele

Ka hale pama hoomaka i ke kuia.

Aia i Alika o ka ihu o ka moku,

Nana i alakai kuhikuhi pololei

Ke ala pololei e ike ai oe

Ka loa o ka moana, ka piko o ka honua

Paa mai [?] o wakea, kaohi i ka mole

O ka mole o lehua, oa [?] o Kanaloa

A he hoa o you no ka la lealea

Enemi mai loko, pii e ka inaina

Ukiuki ae au…

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