A mele for Sweet Emalia, 1893.

Hooheno no Puuhale.

Aia i Puuhale
Ka eha a ka manao
O Sweet Emalia
Kuu aloha ia
Elua maua
I Mauna Tamara
O ka alelehuna [?]
Pohai a ka manu
Kupanaha o iala
I ka ana mai
Eia me a’u
Ka Iwi o Heneri
Okipau ke kolohe
Kiina i ka liko
Ai kapu a ka manu
Iiwi Polena
Eia mai au
Ka Iwi o Heneri
Puuwai hopo ole
A o Rokalia
Haina ka puana
O kuu lei hulu
O  Sweet Emalia
Kuu aloha ia.

[This mele for Sweet Emalia, Emalia Kaihumua, Emily Kaihumua, might sound more familiar to you if you switched out “Aia i Puuhale” with “Aia i Hilo One”. And yes, this is yet another example of why the original newspapers need to be rescanned clearly!]

(Lei Momi, 7/5/1893, p. 3)

Hooheno no Puuhale.

Ka Lei Momi, Buke I, Helu 11, Aoao 3. Iulai 5, 1893.