A mele for Kalanianaole on this holiday proclaimed in his honor, 1910.

HE MELE NO KALANIANAOLE.

He inoa nou e Kalanianaole,
Ka hoku hele o ka Pakipika.
Ua like no oe me ka uwila,
Ke telegarapa ha’i manao.
Akaka ka Elele ike e ka po,
Ua ike ka lani me ka honua.
Ua na’i oe apuni na moku,
I pono nou hoa makaainana.
Onipaa ka pono i kou poholima,
I naueue ole Hawaii nei.
Hukia ko hae a kiekie,
Ka moana kai o ka Pakipika.
I ike mai ai Amerika,
I ko la nui hao a paihi.
Hea aku makou o mai oe,
O oe ka Elele ola Hawaii.
Haina e ke kama nona ka wehi,
No Keahilapalapa a Liloa.

Hakuia e Mrs. Kikahana.

[A Mele for Kalanianaole.

A name song for you, O Kalanianaole,
The travelling star of the Pacific.
You are like lightning,
A testifying telegraph.
The Delegate recognized by the realm of po,
The heavens and earth give recognition.
You have conquered all the islands,
For the good of your fellow makaainana.
Righteousness is held steadfast in your palm,
So Hawaii does not falter.
May your flag be raised up high,
The seas of the Pacific.
So that America is witness to,
Your big day, dressed in your best.
We call out to you, answer us,
You are the Delegate by which Hawaii will live.
Tell of the one for whom is this adornment,
For Keahilapalapa a Liloa.

Composed by Mrs. Kikahana.]

[Click here for another mele honoring Kalanianaole posted by Bishop Museum Library & Archives, translated by Mary Kawena Pukui.]

(Kuokoa, 11/4/1910, p. 8)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLVI, Helu 44, Aoao 8. Novemaba 4, 1910.

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