Mourning for Mataio Kekuanaoa, 1868.

The Kawaiahao Choir:—We heard that tonight, this choir will go to the grounds of Iolani Palace [not the one standing today], where they will mourn for Kaimihaku who silently passed on: Continue reading

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Another mele for La Kuokoa, 1871.

No ka La Kuokoa.

Leo.—A Victory, Happy Hours. p 144.

1. Ke kani nei na pahu e,
Ma keia la maikai;
E ala mai a oli ae,
La Kuokoa nei.
Ke kani nei na mele e
Mauka, a makai;
Maanei, ma o, a ma na puu,
Nani ke kani mai.

Cho—Hooho pu na kini nei,
Huza, huza, e oli e,
Huza, huza, huza, e oli e,
Huza, huza, huza, e oli e. Continue reading

A song for Hawaiian Independence Day, 1870.

La Kuokoa o Hawaii.

1. E ku kakou a olioli pu,
No ka la Kuokoa o Hawaii nei,
Ua hiki no ia kakou,
Ke haanui a haakena,
I ka pomaikai o ka lahui,
No ka la Kuokoa o ke aupuni.

He la kupanaha no  keia,
I ike ole ia mamua,
Ia Kauikeaouli me Liholiho,
Me na la mua o Kamehameha.

2. Ke ku mai nei Hawaii,
Ua hauoli na kuahiwi,
Ua haanou o Maunakea,
Ua hipahipa o Maunaloa,
Hu-lo-hu-lo o Hualalai,
No ka la Kuokoa o ke aupuni.

He la kupanaha no keia, &c., Continue reading

A beautiful mele for Manawaiopuna Falls by Mrs. H. Kauai, 1891.

Hooheno no Manawaiopuna.

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Me ua liilii no ia uka waokele
Ka owe nehe mai i ka liko lauae
Ua pulu malihini kuu kino ilaila
No ke ake e ike ia wai kaulana.

HUI.

Ike au i ka wai o Manawaiopuna
Wai hu’i konikoni i ka ili
I apo aku au i ka hunahunawai
Hoopulu i ka ili o ka malihini. Continue reading