Steadfast behind the Lahui, 1896.

LISTEN, O PUA O HAWAII¹.

As a spokesperson for the people, and being that we are all angered by the contemptuous words of the people who stole our beloved land; we continue to protest these acts to this day; therefore, we speak on something we saw which is stealing once again; and that is this:

October 24, Bulletin Newspaper²; the newspaper stated:—Professor Berger of the Government Band [Bana Aupuni] has put a request before all the members of the National Band [Bana Lahui Hawaii] for the boys to agree to give time to teach his musicians to sing; time to sing will be made between the first and second parts and so forth.

And being the boys of the National Band will join with the “Peacock government [aupuni Pikake]³” Band, it shows those on the outside that the two sides have joined together and the disagreements have become as naught.

That is the gist of this report which we saw; and those rights of yours, O Hawaii, will be stolen once again.

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Ellen Kekoahiwaikalani Prendergast’s “Kaulana na Pua”, 1896.

Look Here at This Mele

MELE ALOHA AINA AI-POHAKU
[PATRIOTIC ROCK-EATING SONG]

1. Kaulana na pua o Hawaii
Kupaa mahope o ka aina,
Hiki mai ka elele a ka lokoino
Palapala alunu me ka pakaha

2. Pane mai Hawaii-Nui o Keawe
Kokua na Hono-a-Piilani
Kakoo mai Kauai o Mano
Pau pu me ke one o Kakuhihewa

3. Aole e kau e ka pulima
Maluna o ka pepa a ka enemi
Aole makou a e minamina
I ka puu dala a ke Aupuni

4. Ua lawa makou i ka pohaku
I ka ai kamahao o ka aina
Hoohuiaina kuai hewa
I ka pono kivila o ke kanaka

5. Mahope makou o Liliulani
A kau hou la i ke Kalaunu
Haina ia mai ana ka puana
Na pua i aloha i ka aina

Composed by KEKOAHIWAIKALANI.

[This mele for obvious reasons is published many times throughout time.]

(Aloha Aina, 6/13/1896, p. 4)

MELE ALOHA AINA AI-POHAKU.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke II, Helu 24, Aoao 4. Iune 13, 1896.