‘Akahi Ho‘i   Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928)   56


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1. Aloha | wale
Pua hina- | hina
I lei ho‘o- | hie
No ku‘u | kino
 
HUI
‘Akahi | ho‘i
Ka hikina mai
Ke aloha  nae- | nae *    
Hone i ka |  lipo  ** 

2. ‘O loko | hana
Nui ka ‘a-  | no‘i
Ka hali‘a | ‘ana
Me ke a- | loha    [KBMH],  [ACHS]

* Ka hali‘a ‘ana [K1],  [HMA]
**  Hone i ke |  lipo  [ACHS only]
The heart always yearns
For the hinahina flower
As an elegant wreath
To adorn my person


Only now
Comes the arrival

Teasing my soul

My heart is stirred
Tremendous is the desire
Loving remembrances
Are filled with affection [HMA]

* Loving remembrances

Hua ‘ōlelo: Kalākaua; ca. 1872
Leo:  ibid.
KBMH pg. 065

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Bibliography: KBMH Ka Buke Mele o na Himeni Hawaii Holstein 1897 (Bishop Museum 2003)
KHHH Ka Hoonanea o na Home Hawaii Keakaokalani & Bright 1888
ACHS Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs Wall, Nichols Co. 1899, 1928
NMHN Nā Mele o Hawaiʻi Nei, Elbert & Mahoe; University of Hawai‘i Press; Honolulu, 1970
QS The Queen's Songbook, Hui Hānai; Honolulu, 1999
HMA He Mele Aloha Wilcox, Hussey, Hollinger & Nogelmeier; Honolulu, 2003


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