Is this mele an advertisement for poi? 1920.

MAMAU I KA PUU

Ma ke alanui Liliha ko’u iini,
Makai mai o ke alanui Kuakini,
Ilaila lawa pono ko makemake,
Ka poi uouo mamau i ka puu.

Nawai e ole ko’u hoohihi,
He hana mikioi na ka Hawaii,
Hoolawa pono ana ko makemake,
Ka poi uouo mamau i ka puu.

O ka helu ia ma ka’u ike,
Helu ekahi apuni ke kaona,
Hookahi mea hou kahi o na ‘lii,
Ka poi uouo mamau i ka puu.

KAWAIKAUOALEWA.

[LINGERING IN THE THROAT

On Liliha Street is my craving,
Makai side of Kuakini Street,
There your desires will be satiated,
The sticky poi that lingers in the throat.

Who will deny my fancy,
This excellent work by Hawaiians,
Satiating your desires,
The sticky poi that lingers in the throat.

It is ranked in my opinion,
Number one all around town,
A thing that is new amongst the alii,
The sticky poi that lingers in the throat.

KAWAIKAUOALEWA

(Kuokoa, 12/10/1920, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 50, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 10, 1920.

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