[Here is a patriotic mele famous to this day, it is also known as Mele Ai Pohaku, but familiar to most as Kaulana na Pua. This composition is published many times and in more than one Hawaiian-Language Newspaper. It is a song which both lauds and encourages.]
AN ADORNMENT FOR THE PATRIOTS.
Famous are the blossoms of Hawaii
Who stand steadfast behind the Land
When the evil Messenger arrives
With his documents of greed and plunder
I won’t affix my signature
To the papers of the Enemy
That Annex and sell wrongfully
The Civil rights of the people
We will not feel longing
For the sums of money of the Government
We are satisfied with the stones
The amazing food of the land
We stand behind the Sovereign
She will be placed back upon the Throne
Let the refrain be told
Of the people who Love the Land.
Honolulu, Feb. 10, 1893.
Because of the many requests for us to reprint the song of the Patriots, we are fulfilling your desire; and this is a correct copy of this song which we received from the Lady who composed this song.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 5/11/1893, p. 3)
Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 703, Aoao 3. Mei 11, 1893.