A luna au o Puʻuonioni...
Hānau ke liʻi Kaleleonālani...
Lāʻieikawai was a chiefess who was reared at Paliuli by her grandmother, Waka.
Singer- Mrs. Lucy Kapohaialii Kaili. Born Waipiʻo Hawaii.
“The prince who was to become King Kamehameha V was born in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on December 11, 1830. He was given the Christian name Lot and the Hawaiian name Kapuāiwa, which means ‘mysterious kapu’ or ‘the sacred one protected by supernatural powers.’ His full name was Lot Kapuāiwa Kalanimakua Aliʻiōlani Kalani Kapuapaikalaninui.”
This mele was composed after the Chinese introduced the gambling game of chee-fah, and its widespread popularity among the Hawaiians of Honolulu was amazing. A country Hawaiian learned it quickly enough upon coming to town.
“Composed by Nahinu, cousin of Kapʻiolani, when the King was about to make a world tour in 1881. According to Lahilahi Webb, nurse and close companion Liliʻuokalani, the chant was composed as a sort of prayer, wishing him success and happiness on his long journey.”
Contributor- Mrs. Kailianu Iakopa. A mele olioli more old than she, which is 62 years. Lihue.
Contributor- Peter Pakele Sr., Waiakea, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. He pule no ka poʻe puka mai. [Prayer chant used as a entrance dance.] (Translation and excerpt by Mary Kawena Pukui) Puka mai ana ka lā ma Puna. The sun appears in Puna, Ea mai ana ma Haʻehaʻe [...]
Contributor Wahineikeaouli Paa [Pa], Wet Cave, Hāʻena, Kauaʻi. Mele hula composed by her for her birthplace. (Translation by Mary Kawena Pukui) Aloha mai au i kuʻu ʻāina I love my homeland, I ka loku a ka ua me ka makani. In the heavy rains [...]