Are you excited about any of the candidates this year? 2020.

…Enough to compose a mele for them?

Check out this mele composed by Wahinekeouli Pa for William P. Jarrett.

HE MELE NO HAALILIO.

Ohohia wale no ka hoi,
Ka inoa a o Haalilio
O oe ka elele i oi ae,
Ua kau i ka helu kiekie,
Ua koho lokahiia oe,
Mai Hawaii a Niihau,
Hoohenoia i Manokalani,
Lei hanohano i ka mokihana,
He mea i manao nui ia,
Na pua a ka Na’i aupuni,
Paaia ai kou kulana,
I elele mau no Hawaii,
Papahi oe i k a lanakila,
Lei mau aku i ka hanohano.
Kokuaia na mana lani.
Ola oe i ka mana Kahikolu,
Kou mua ia me kou hope,
Hele lanakila i Wakinekona.
Hanaia i ka pono kaulike,
I ola na pua Hawaii.
E ola oe a mau aku,
A kau i ka pua aneane.
Haina ka pua i ikeia,
No Haalilio he inoa.

Hakuia e MRS. PA,
Ka Poli Lauae o Makana.

(Kuokoa, 12/7/1922, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 7, 1922.

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