“Alika” variant, 1898.

nupepa

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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