Political mele for William Haʻehaʻe Heen composed by Helen K. Davis, 1923.

HE INOA NO HA’EHA’E.

He inoa keia no Ha’eha’e,
Ka moho a ka lahui ua lanakila.
Ko lei keia o ka hanohano,
Eia me oe e lei mau ai. Continue reading

Theresa Wilcox Belliveau to serve sentence, 1919.

THERESA BEGINS HER PRISON TERM

Mrs. Theresa Wilcox Belliveau, often called “Princess” Theresa, began serving yesterday her three-year sentence of imprisonment. She and James M. Kealoha were convicted by a jury in Judge Heen’s division of the circuit court of conspiracy in connection with a forged instrument purporting to have been a last will of the late Queen Liliuokalani. Continue reading

Another political mele for William Haehae Heen, 1923.

A MELE FOR WILLIAM HEEN.

Hoohie ka iini nou e Heen,
Loio kaulana a o ke Kalana.
Ua ike e ka lehulehu apau,
Ko naauao piha noeau.
Ua kohu pono oe ke noho mai,
[Unclear passage] ekahi ke ike aku.
Nou ia lei e lei mau ai,
I ka la 6 [?] a o Novemaba.
Ke Akua kahikolu kou kokua,
A puka loa oe a lanakila.
Haina ia mai ana ka puana,
No Wiliama Heen no he inoa.

[The dignified is the desire for you O Heen
Famous attorney of the County
All are aware
Of your knowledge filled with wisdom
[Unclear passage] is foremost to see
On the 6th [?] of November.
The Trinity is your aid,
And you will win the election.
Let the story be told,
The name song of Wiliama Heen.]

[This is just another of the many political mele for William Haehae Heen. This post was inspired by a post earlier this week by Nanea Armstrong-Wassel!]

(Kuokoa, 11/1/1923, p. 5)

MELE NO WILLIAM HEEN.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXII, Helu 44, Aoao 5. Novemaba 1, 1923.

Hula for William Heen by Mary Robins, 1919.

HE HULA NO WILLIAM HEEN.

Kaulana mai nei o William Heen,
O ka loio hoi o ke Kalana,
Na ka nupepa i hai ae,
Loio Kaulana imi mea hou,
Nau no i nowelo aku,
Ahuwale Honolulu he aina nani,
He kulanakauhale ua ike ia,
Ki-pe dala o ke aupuni,
Uluhua i ke kani mai a ke Ao,
Ka moho loio waiwai ole,
E hui Hawaii me Kaleponi,
Haku ae i ko lei a lawa pono,
Moani ke ala o ka Miulana,
Pili paa o ka hana me oe ia.
O ka pine kaimana i ko umauma,
E hulali nei a mau loa aku,
Imua kaua a lanakila,
O ke Akua mana loa kou kokua,
Hea aku no au o mai oe,
O William Heen kou inoa.

Composed by MRS. MARY ROBINS,

Honolulu Harbor Lighthouse.

[Mary Robins is perhaps most well known for songs like “Royal Hawaiian Hotel,” “Lanai,” and “Honolulu Harbor.” This is a political song written for William Heen, running for City and County Attorney. Political mele like these were not uncommon during those days.]

(Kuokoa, 6/6/1919, p. 3)

HE HULA NO WILLIAM HEEN.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 23, Aoao 3. Iune 6, 1919.