Na Keiki Ai Pohaku, 1895.

THE HAWAIIAN NATIONAL BAND

There was much enjoyment given by the Hawaiian Band on this past Friday night. It seemed like there were three thousand people who went to listen to them play. There was great appreciation for the new tune, “Ka Maki i Daimana Hila” [The March to Diamond Head],* Continue reading

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Mrs. Kala composes a mele for her Lahui, 1893.

HE WEHI NO KA LAHUI.

He wehi keia no ka Lahui
No Hawaii Nui Kualinolino
O ka opuu liko o ke Kalaunu
Kiko-waena o ka Pakipika
E ala Hawaii Nui o Keawe
Ku mai o Maui Moku o Kama
Ea mai Molokai Nui a Hina
Kahela Lanai i ke a-ea
Eia Oahu Kakuhihewa
Ke haaheo nei me ka hanohano
Hanohano Kauai i ka’u ike
Pili mai o Lehua i ka mole olu
Ua olu ka nohona a o Hawaii
Nawe malie nei i ka puuwai Continue reading

Mrs. Kala composes mele for John E. Bush, 1893.

HE WEHI NO LE’AKAHELE.

He wehi keia no Le’akahele
Kahi’apaiole o ka Makakila
He Elele hopo ole na ka Lahui
He imi kaulike no Hawaii
Na Le’akahele i hue pau aku
Ma ke Telegarapa lawe olelo
Hoike ana hoi me ka wiwo ole
No Hawaii moku kele i ke kai Continue reading

A Mele for Queen Kapiolani composed by Mrs. Kala, 1893.

HE INOA NO NAPELAKAPU.

He inoa keia no Kapiolani
Napelakapu i ka Wekiu
He kuini hoi oe no Hawaii
Puuwai hamama no ka lahui
Imia ana hoi oe me ka noeau
I ka pono kau like a o Hawaii
Lohea kou leo e pae ana
Hooulu lahui ko’u makia
Hea mai ka leo Napelakapu
Me ka nawali hoi me ka nanahe
Nahenahe ko leo i pae mai
I kaui ana mai pehea wau Continue reading

A mele for Princess Kaiulani composed by Mrs. Kala, 1893.

HE LEI NO KAIULANI.

He lei keia no Kaiulani
Papahi Kalaunu a o Hawaii
Ola o ka Laninuiahilapalapa
O ka wohi ku kahi a ka Lahui
Ua hui lokahi a o Europa
Kaohi i ka Ea a o Hawaii
Walohia e ka leo o Kaiulani
Ua hewa anei au e Amerika
Hoole ia ai Ko’u kuleana
I ka noho Kalaunu a o Hawaii
Aia i ka nua Hale Keokeo
Ka Hale alii i Wakinekona
E noi ana hoi me ka hopo ole
I ka ea aloha o Hawaii nei Continue reading

A mele for Queen Liliuokalani by Mrs. Nahaukapu, 1894.

He Lei No Liliuokalani

He lei he wehi nou e Kalani
O Liliu i ka walu o na lani
Aia i Hawaii ko lei alii
Ka onohi kaimana o ke aupuni
Mai puni oe i ka mali a ka u’a
A ka ili puakea o Maleka
Huli mai ko alo kapu e Kalani
E aloha i ke kupa o ka aina
Aia i ka poho o ko lima
Ke ola o ka lahui Hawaii
Ua ike Makalii me Kaelo
Ua lohe ka uwila ka pae opua
A he pua o Kalani aia iluna
Ke kiekie no i Halealii
Haina ka wohi nona ka lei
O Liliu i ka walu o na lani.

Aia i Maui ko lei alii
Ka luna kiekie Haleakala
Alawa iho oe o Waialeale
Ka popohe a ka pua o ka ohelo
A he pua nani loa helu ekahi
Ua like me ka lauae o Makana
He makana lei momi nou e Kalani
Na ke Kuini mai o Pelekane
Haina ka wohi nona ka lei
O Liliu i ka walu o na lani. Continue reading