A mele of Kalamaula, 1922.

The Mele of Kalamaula

The mele below is the mele of Kalamaula provided by that local boy of that land, Levi Mahiai:

HE MELE NO KALAMAULA.

Ula Kalae-loa i ka lepo a ka makani,
Hoonuanua ia apua Kalamaula,
E hoomanao ae ana ia Ukula elua,
Hea mai Kiolohia e hoi maua,
Uwe aku i na hoa o Kaana,
A-ne aloha ia’u ke kula o Oniniwai.
O’u hoa no ia i Ka-lai-o-Kamanu,
Manu wale i ka hoa laukona Ikekee.
Hoolaunaia ana e ka moe,
E kuhi ana no paha oe ia’u he kanaka e,
Owau okoa iho la no ia mailuna alalo e,
E hoonalonalo ae ana i ke aloha pee maloko
Haina e ka waimaka hanini mawaho,
Ikeia aku no i ka uwe ana iho.
Pela wale iho la no ka hoa kamalii

[Did you see this week’s “Welo Hou” blog post from the Bishop Museum? It is a variant of this mele!]

(Kuokoa, 4/21/1922, p. 2)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 16, Aoao 2. Aperila 21, 1922.

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