Welo Hou

Makemake nō au e ʻike iā Kaleponi

“William learned this mele from Kea, who heard the people chant it during the hula time. It is said to be an old-fashioned song composed by a man called Kū who was the teacher (of hula?) in olden times. William cannot chant, so the tune to this song, if there was any, has not been secured. Sailor song of whaling days.”

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