A political mele for Victor Kaleoaloha Houston by William Kaleiheana of Kalaupapa, 1926.

KALEOALOHA

1. He lei a he wehi no Kaleoaloha
Ka Hoku alakai o ka Lahui

2. Ua kahea ia oe e ka Lehulehu
I moho Elele i Wakinekona

3. Nau e na’i aku na Mokupuni
O na kai ewalu o Hawaii nei.

4. A hoea loa aku i Amelika
I ke aupuni nui aiwaiwa.

5. O oe ka pua, ola na kini
A ka Lehulehu ae kau nui nei.

6. O ka lima akau o ke Kapitala,
O ka Paridaiso nani ao Hawaii.

7. O oe hookahi kau i ka hano
Ka na’i aupuni Lepupalika.

8. E imi i ke ala me ka pololei
No kou mau hoa makaainana.

9. E hana oe i ka pono kaulike
No ka ili ulaula ili puakea.

10. O ka lama o ke ao kou alakai
O ka mana Kahikolu kou kokua.

11. Hea aku makou e o mai oe
O Kaleoaloha kou inoa

12. Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Ka Hoku alakai o ka Lahui.

Hakuia e W. Kaleiheana
o Kalaupapa

[KALEOALOHA

1. A garland and an adornment for Kaleoaloha
The guiding Star of the Lahui.

2. You were called on by the People
As a candidate for the Delegate to Washington.

3. You will conquer the Islands
The eight seas of Hawaii nei.

4. You will arrive all the way in America
That great inexplicable nation.

5. You are the youth who will bring life to the multitudes
The one set upon by the public.

6. The right hand of the Capital
Of the beautiful Paradise of Hawaii.

7. It is only you given the honor
The conqueror of the Republic

8. Search out the path straight away
For your fellow makaainana.

9. Work for equal rights
For the brown skins and the white skins.

10. The light of the day is your guide
The power of the Trinity gives you assistance.

11. We call out to you, please answer
Kaleoaloha is your name.

12. Let the refrain be told
The guiding Star of the Lahui.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 9/21/1926, p. 3)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XX, Helu 17, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 21, 1926.

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