Putting the New Year in Perspective, 1890 / 2023.

A NEW YEAR SONG.

1

Afflicted with the frightful disease
That is hated by the multitudes
Faces turn away when seen
Shame fills the heart.

Cho.

Happy New Year! Happy New Year!! to you all,
All you friends,
Placed by the government,
On these unfamiliar shores.

2

I will have aloha
For the days of victory
We will rejoice together
The new year with family

3

The previous year has gone
With all of its hope
Here we all are
In this new year

4

Cheer up, cheer up
Don’t agonize and dismay
Remember the Heavenly Father
On this new year day

J. F. Allen,
Kalaupapa, Molokai.

(Kuokoa, 1/11/1890, p. 1)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXIX, Helu 2, Aoao 1. Ianuari 11, 1890.

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