Tahitian mele for La Kuokoa, 1861.

Songs of Polapola

Aue oe tau hoa hele e,
E fiteri tou e,
Tai ta pea ta te fa tu,
O Iesu ta haa maitai.

Eau ia oe te oa oa,
Eau ia oe te haa maitai,
Ia oe nae te fei a haa wale,
I loto i te au ahi oia nae.

Aue oe e ta Moi e,
He aroha to oe,
Mai horoa i te hau ia Mareta,
E ta pea maitai.

Iaorana oe e ta Hatu o Hawaii,
Tai haapao ia tai haapao hia,
E mono i tooe toloa.

Iaorana oe e Ema,
Te Alii Vahine e,
Faatere maitai to otou haue,
E mau te ora o te Alii e amuri no atu.

Auwe oe tou hoa he re e,
Pi te ri tou e tei ta pea i ta te fatu,
Oietu te parau maitai,
eau ia oe te oaoa,
Eau ia oe te haa maitai,
Ia oto nae te feia faa vare,
I roto o te au ahi oia nae.

Auwe oe e ta Moi e,
E aroha to oe e,
Mai ho roa i te hau,
Ia Amerita,
E ta pea maitai mai,
Iaorana oe e ta Hatu Hawaii e,
Tei haa pao hia i mano to oe to roa,
Iaorana oe e Ema te Rii vahine e,
Faa te re maitai to otou hau,
E mau te aroha o te Rii e,
Ea muri noatu.

Himeni 27.

1 Te ra, te aoae, te fetia,
Maramarama ai te ao,
Maitai atoa ai te po,
Na te Atua i faaue iho,

2 Ia ara, e ia moe tatou,
Te merahi maitai tei mau,
To ratou tiai ia tatou,
Aore e ino i roohia mai.

3 Te rai anaana i nia ae,
Te aihere rii i raro nei,
Te miti atoa e ati ae,
Na te Atua i hamani.

4 Te puapua, noanoa,
Unauna ai te raau nei,
Te raau maa na tatou a,
Na te Atua i horoa mai.

5 Te ata i pee, te ua i pou,
Te matai farara e oraʻi,
Te manu, i rere nei,
Te mau puaa nana anae,

6. Te ia e tere i te tai,
Tei nee i raro i te repo,
Tatiou atoa te taata nei,
Ohipa na te Atua mau.

7 Ia hamanihia ra tatou
Ia hau tu teie i te maitai,
E ia ra oe ta te Arii parau,
Ma te aau au i a rue ai.

[These are some of the mele performed on the 28th of November, 1861, at Kawaiahao Church in celebration of Independence Day.

For more Tahitian mele, see this composition of Ninito and Manaiula Sumner for Victoria Kaahumanu from 1862.]

(Kuokoa, 12/2/1861, p. 2)

He Mele Polapola.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 4, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 2, 1861.

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Mele by Ninito Sumner and Manaiula Sumner for Victoria Kaahumanu, 1862.

A mele for V. Kaahumanu.

1. E ipupu itoito mau,
To matou pupu nei,
Ia hau roa tei mua roa,
Te mau mea maitatai.

2. Iaorana oe Witoria,
Te mata hiti a pai,
Iaorana oe iaorana oe Witoria,
Te mata hiti api.

3. Te oaoa nei tatou,
Tona aroha rahi mau,
Iaorana oe Iaorana oe Witoria,
Te mata hiti api.

4. Teia to matou  manao,
Ia hau atu te maitai,
Iaorana oe Iaorana oe Witoria,
Te mata hiti api.

5. Ua tia o Kamamaru e,
Ta hitia o ta ra e,
Tea ra noia e,
Tae ahi i Tahiti e.

6. Teia te parau e,
Faa tia mai oe e,
E haere hoi oe e,
E hio i te piri e.

7. Ta pua o te me hau e,
Tama tai nui hiti e,
O Tahiti i te vai uri rau e,
Tefe nua he aroha e.

8. O hoa i te tai rapa tia e,
Te matai toe rau e,
Nania mai ra paia e,
Paia i ma ramae.

Mrs. N. Sumner.

” M. Sumner.

[Can anyone supply a translation for this mele?]

(Kuokoa, 1/25/1862, p. 3)

He mele no V. Kaahumanu.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 9, Aoao 3. Ianuari 25, 1862.

More on Ninito and John Sumner, 1867.

Left for Bolabola.—With the departure of the schooner Aorai to Bolabola, on last Sunday, on board was John Sumner (Kapilikea) and his queen, Niniko, from foreign lands, “Palau mai oe e hoa e [“Talk to me O Friend” in Tahitian?].” Kapilikea’s queen is a relative of Pomare, and at her behest, Ninito is returning to see the land of her birth and to be embraced.

(Au Okoa, 9/26/1867, p. 2)

Ua hala i Bolabola.

Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 23, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 26, 1867.

Ninito Sumner, companion to Hawaiian royalty, passes away, 1898.

THE BREATH OF MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA LEAVES HER.

At 2 o’clock or so in the afternoon of this past Wednesday, July 20th, the “Alii” Ninito of Polapola, the wife of John Kapilikea Sumner, left this life, at their residence on Beritania Street. She went to the other side at 60 years of age. Tahiti is her land of birth, and most of her family is there, and she is closely related to the high-ranking chiefs of that place. There was a service over her body [“kinowailua”] this Thursday.

[It is interesting that they put quotes around “Alii”, although they do it as well for “kinowailua”…]

(Kuokoa, 7/22/1898, p. 8)

UA LELE KE AHO O MRS. NINITO SUMNER KAPILIKEA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXVII, Helu 29, Aoao 8. Iulai 22, 1898.