A mele by Kalakaua for different kinds of dancing, 1872.

“Kuu hula ana.”

I kuu hula ana
He keu o ka niniu,
He lai lua ka hana
Oia mea poiu.

Continue reading

Advertisements

One of many compositions by Kalakaua, 1872.

Kuu Hinahina ku i ka pali.

Auhea wale ana oe,
Hinahina ku i ka pali,
Kulolou pili i ke anu la,
Anu wale a ka rain paupili.

CHORUS.

Ko mai ana e ke anu,
Huihui i ka puuwai,
O sweet flower i ka uka la,
Lei aloha no ke kuini. Continue reading

A mele ipo for Edward Abnel Keliiahonui Piikoi by King Kalakaua, 1871.

He ipo na Abenela Keliiahonui Piikoi.

Sweet Leda Lani ke Ala.

Aia la i Kemamo,
Kuu wai kihene lehua,
Wai auau a ka wahine,
No Ledalani ke ala.

Aia ilaila kuu liko,
Aia ilaila ka lehua,
Puia nae he moani,
Sweet Ledalani ke ala.

Ua like ka welona a ka la,
Ka mania i ka ili kai,
Me ka poli nahenahe o ka ipo,
O Ledalani, ke ala.

Aia ilaila kuu liko,
Aia ilaila ka halia,
Puia nae he moani,
Sweet Leda lani, ke ala. Continue reading

A beautiful Figgs composition for his brother Leleiohoku, 1872.

Kuu Lei Lilia.

Melody—Lordly! Lordly! Swell.

Oi ala kuu Lei Lilia,
O nei ano ahiahi,
He nanahe ke pili ia,
Me ka lau lahilahi.

Oia ala ka’u kaunu,
I ke kai wa malino,
He welo na ka hae kalaunu,
E kohu ai nei kino.

A he wai kapi i ka pali,
Wai kili huna a ka manu,
Na ka iwi polena i hali,
Wai laahia o ka hanu.

E ke anu koni nei,
E ka hau kololio,
Owau ka i punihei,
I ka ia la hokio.

Auhea wale ana oe,
Ke oho maiewa o ka palai,
Ua pulu i ka ua noe,
Ke luhe nei la i ka wai.

He iniki olu ka ia ‘la,
E lokuloku i ka ili,
He meheu no ka io, a mala,
Lehiwa wale hoi ke pili.

Nawai oi ala e piliwi,
He kale na ka ale loa,
He pipi kaulua na kiwi,
He uli na ka heepuloa.

E hoi no au e pili,
Me ka lai o ke kaona,
I wai kilihe i ka ili,
Ka wahine o Kaiona.

(He inoa no Leleiohoku.)  Figgs

(Au Okoa, 1/25/1872, p. 1)

Kuu Lei Lilia.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 41, Aoao 1. Ianuari 25, 1872.

Kalakaua’s translation of “Die Wacht am Rhein,” 1872.

Ke Kiai ma ka Rino!

Melody “Watch on the Rhine.”

1. Mehe nei la no ka Iku-wa,
Mehe ale no ke Ki-la,
I ka Rino! No ka he-le,
I paa’i a pake-le,

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Rino,
Kupaa a kuo-o!

2. Lohea na leo tausani,
Na maka kai ka lani,
E paa Ieremani-a,
I ka iwi o ka ai-na.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Rino,
Kupaa a ku0-o!

3. E leha ae ilu-na,
I ike mai ka Maku-a,
I paa mau ka Ri-no
Na a-a o ke ki-no.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
No ke one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no,
Kupaa a kuo-o!

4. I kulu koko hookahi,
I paa i ka pahi,
He pu ma kahi aoao,
Aohe eu nana uwao.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
O ka one hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no
Kupaa a kuo-o!

5. Mehe wai ka leo e kahe nei,
Kawelo a ka hae, ka lei,
Ma ka muliwai o Ri-no
E kiai no na Ri-no.

Mai wiwo e na hoa,
O ka aina hanau koa,
E kiai ma ka Ri-no
Kupaa a kuo-o!

Figgs.

[This is later reprinted in the Kuokoa on 3/29/1907 without attribution.]

(Au Okoa, 2/15/1872, p. 1)

Ke Kiai ma ka Rino!

Ke Au Okoa, Buke VII, Helu 44, Aoao 1. Feberuari 15, 1872.