A sailor’s song, 1919.

HE MELE HOOAEAE HOONI I KA MAKEMAKE.

Makemake au e ike ia Kaleponi,
I kela aina a ka nani me ka maikai i noho ai,
Maikai aku ke kaikuono o Hukekona,
O ka oi aku no o Laehao me Aukaki,
He home aloha ia na ka holokahiki; Continue reading

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A mele of Kalamaula, 1922.

The Mele of Kalamaula

The mele below is the mele of Kalamaula provided by that local boy of that land, Levi Mahiai:

HE MELE NO KALAMAULA.

Ula Kalae-loa i ka lepo a ka makani,
Hoonuanua ia apua Kalamaula,
E hoomanao ae ana ia Ukula elua,
Hea mai Kiolohia e hoi maua, Continue reading

Wahinekeouli Pa from Kauai composes a mele for her huakai to the land of Keawe, 1921.

IKE MALIHINI IA HAWAII

Malihini ka ike ana ia Hawaii,
Aina i na kuahiwi ekolu,
Owau no me kuu leimomi,
Aloia mai ai na kai loa,
Aohe ou loa a e Hawaii,
I ka ihu haulani o Mauna Kea,
Na mi nei i hehiku iho,
O ia oneki nui akea,
Ike au i ka nani o Hilo Hanakahi,
Ke kaona i lohia e ke onaona,
Onaona ka lehua no Panaewa,
Ia lei makahehi a ka malihini, Continue reading