Ellen Kekoahiwaikalani Prendergast’s “Kaulana na Pua”, 1896.

“Look at this mele”

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Look Here at This Mele

MELE ALOHA AINA AI-POHAKU
[PATRIOTIC ROCK-EATING SONG]

1. Kaulana na pua o Hawaii
Kupaa mahope o ka aina,
Hiki mai ka elele a ka lokoino
Palapala alunu me ka pakaha

2. Pane mai Hawaii-Nui o Keawe
Kokua na Hono-a-Piilani
Kakoo mai Kauai o Mano
Pau pu me ke one o Kakuhihewa

3. Aole e kau e ka pulima
Maluna o ka pepa a ka enemi
Aole makou a e minamina
I ka puu dala a ke Aupuni

4. Ua lawa makou i ka pohaku
I ka ai kamahao o ka aina
Hoohuiaina kuai hewa
I ka pono kivila o ke kanaka

5. Mahope makou o Liliulani
A kau hou la i ke Kalaunu
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Na pua i aloha i ka aina

Composed by KEKOAHIWAIKALANI.

[This mele for obvious reasons is published many times throughout time.]

(Aloha Aina, 6/13/1896, p. 4)

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