Moanalua Sheet Music: Hopkins Aloha Collection of Hawaiian Songs 1899, 1928) 94
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I Moana- | lua ha‘i ke | ‘au
I Kahau- | iki hemo ka ‘u- | moki
‘O ke kula | loa ho‘i o Ka- | lihi
‘O Kaiwi- | ‘ula kïki‘i | pau
‘O Kapā- | lama lo‘i | laiki
I Keone- | ‘ula malu ke ki- | awe
‘O Le- | leo, a he loko | wai
Ha‘alilia- | manu honi kä- | ua
‘O Kapu‘u- | kolo, i Kanē- | kina
Holo lio| lā‘au me ka u- | lua
‘O Kamanu- | wai moa li‘- | li‘i
Hauna ke | kai ‘eha ‘oe i- | a‘u
He aha ‘ē ke | kumu o ka ‘eha | ‘ana?
‘Ōno‘onou | ‘ia i ka hua | noni
Auwē ‘eha | ‘ino i ku‘u kï- | kala,
Pehea la | ia e lewa hou | ai? [NMHN]
The long plain of Kalihi,
At Kaiwi‘ula tilt back.
At Kapālama rice patches,
At Keone‘ula, kiawe shade.
At Leleo. a pond,
At Ha‘aliliamanu, we kiss.
At Kapu‘ukolo and Kanēkina
Ride a merry-go-round with an ulua fish.
At Kamanuwai, little chicks,
Strong-smelling soup and I hurt you.
What's the reason for the pain?
A noni fruit is forced in.
Auwē, how my hips hurt,
How then to wander anew? [NMHN]
Hua ‘ōlelo: Unknown; before 1896
Leo: ibid. "arr. by Prof. David Nape ©1896 Wall Nichols Co."
See NMHN pgs.77-78 for an excellent translation explication
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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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