Chicken or egg? Did this come before the still popular mele, “Kukuna o ka La”? 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine.
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau.
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua.
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana.
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
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Fun mele about the latest heard over the telephone, 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine,
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau,
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua,
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana,
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
Aole wai e maalili ai,
Iluna au a o Daimana Hila,
Ike i ka nani o ka mahina,
Kukuna o ka la ko’u kamaa,
Olapa hele nei puni ke kaona,
I ka po mahina o Mahealani,
Paia o ka hale haulani ana,
Kelepona au i hai mai,
Hu e ka pele kai a o Hilo,
I alohaia no a o Aala Paka,
Kahi a na iwa e hiolani nei,
Hainaia mai ana ka puana,
Kaula kelepona aha’i meahou.

KAKAAKO BOY.

[This song is also reminiscent of the mele still sung widely today, “Kukuna o ka La.”]

(Kuokoa, 11/11/1921, Mahele Elua, p. 1)

HULA HA'I MEAHOU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 45, Mahele Elua, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1921.

Mele about news heard over the telephone wires, 1921.

HULA HA’I MEAHOU.

O ke anuenue ko’u papale,
Hokuwelowelo ko’u lipine,
Hae ka ilio ma Puuloa,
He alahula ia na Kaahupahau,
Nanea i ka holo a ke kaaahi,
Ua like me ka lio waha uaua,
Ka ihona au a o Kekele,
Ike i ka nani a o Kilohana.
Hele kuu hoa a maeele,
Aole wai e maalili ai.
Iluna au a o Daimana Hila,
Ike i ka nani o ka mahina.
Kukuna o ka la ko’u kamaa,
Olapa hele nei puni ke kaona.
I ka po mahina o Mahealani,
Paia o ka hale haulani ana.
Kelepona au i hai mai,
Hu e ka pele kai a o Hilo.
I alohaia no a o Aala Paka,
Kahi a na iwa e hiolani nei.
Hainaia mai ana ka puana,
Kaula kelepona aha’i meahou.

KAKAAKO BOY.

[I wonder if this mele preceded or followed the song we know today as “Kukuna o ka La”.]

(Kuokoa, 11/11/1921, Section 2, p. 1)

HULA HA'I MEAHOU.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LIX, Helu 45, Mahele Elua, Aoao 1. Novemaba 11, 1921.