Mele Aloha O Molokaʻi
Beloved Songs of Moloka'i : A collection compiled, transcribed & edited by Robert M. Mondoy

     Publication portions available at this website only   Last post: Monday, 10 February 2020
Before actual publication of this book, I welcome you for input for corrections, typographical and historical corrections, in the same spirit as the Hawaiian language newspapers of yesteryear, whose readers saw the medium as a means of perpetuating the culture and keeping alive an active discourse of na mea Hawai'i.  Your act of downloading any item means you agree to the following:

  1.  The pdf download is to be used only for your personal review and not to distributed beyond the pale of your      individual possesion. All the following pdf files are herein presented for educaional purposes only. Any other use of these materials is discouraged.
  2. Do e-mail your corrections and comments to me; mahalo!
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  6. I also welcome monetary donations for continued research and maintiaingin this website for community access. My mailing address is 1555 Pōhaku St Apt. B-104 Honolulu HI 96817. Mahalo!  Sincerely, Robert M. Mondoy

     * Indicates songs presented at NPS Kalaupapa Musical Presentation/Music Jam Session 25 July, 2013 by the Association of Filipino Musicians - UH Mānoa. (an informal cultural music club)

     E Kala Mai. My enthusiasm surpassed proper research practice concerning the songs "Ki'eki'e Ku'u Pua" and Ku'u Home Aloha" - both songs do NOT originate from Moloka'i. "Ki'eki'e Ku'u Pua" is sourced to Maui (var composers) and "Ku'u Home Aloha" was composed by Bina Mossman, probably to commemorate her new (then) home in Nu'uanu valley.
If you have copies of these 2 songs in your personal collection that came from Mondoy Music, please remove and destroy them.
My sincere apologies for any pilikia I may have caused. RM
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      Cover pages | Table of Contents 2018

     Chapter 1: Oli  See chapter cover page
1. Noho Ana Laka I Ka Ulu Wehiwehi (Antiquity)   
2. ʻUla Kalaeloa I Ka Lepo A Ka Makani
(Antiquity)
3. Kuʻi Molokaʻi
(Antiquity)
4. Kaulana Molokaʻi [Kaulana Molokaʻi E Koni Lā] (Antiquity, via Vicky Burrows)
5. Ka Huakaʻi
(Anonymous, ca. 1860s-1870s)
6. Mele A Kaʻehu Ka Haku Mele
(Kaʻehu,  ca. 1875)
7. Eia Molokaʻi Nui A Hina
("Alaumoe", 1886)
   7b. Moʻolelo: Molokaʻi Winds
        Footnotes for this chapter
      Footnotes for Chapter 1; Oli
    Chapter 2: The Legacy of Hālawa Valley   See chapter cover page
8. Lei Hālawa (Hālawa Community & School, ca. after 1880)
   8b. Moʻolelo: Halawa Valley

9. Remember, Be Sure, And Be There
(J. Elia, 1897)
10. Molokaʻi Nui A Hina
(Matthew H. Kāne, ca. 1910)*
11. Molokaʻi Waltz
(Matthew H. Kāne, ca. 1910)*
  
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1b. Moʻolelo: Hālawa School
12. Me Molokaʻi [Ka Manaʻo Nō Ia]
(Solomon Fuller, ca. 191-)*
13. Wailele ʻO Moaʻula | Wai Huʻi Anu Ē  (Hālawa Community & School, 1900s-1920s)*
14. No Molokaʻi Wale Nō Ia [Victory Song] ("Puna", 1905, commemorating that yearʻs Pae ʻĀina)
15. Nani Hālawa (David Kālāʻau, ca. 1920)
   15b. Moʻolelo: Hālawa Songs preserved in taped interviews
      
Footnotes for Chapter 2; The Legacy of Hālawa Valley

    Chapter 3: Molokaʻi Nui A Hina : Of Valleys, Paniolo, & The Hawaiian Homesteads See chapter cover page
16. Ka Paniolo Nui O Moloka'i (Julia Kea, 191-)*
17. Kukui (Leo: Pūpū Aʻo Ewa; Hua ʻōlelo: Anonymous, 1920s-1930s)
18. Pākaikai (Anonymous, attr. to Matthew Kāne, 191-)*
19. Hame Pila (Charles Kaʻapa, 1928)
20. Kalawao (Anonymous, 1920s-1930s)
21. Aloha Molokaʻi (Anonymous, 1920s-1930s)*
22. Hoʻolehua [ʻĀina Hoʻopulapula] (Robert Kamaunu, 1929)*
23. Kalamaʻula (Emma Dudoit/Ida Hanakahi Woo, ca.1922)
24. Hoʻolehua [Haʻaheo No Kuʻu Home] (Clarence Kinney, 1934)*  
25. ʻOlu O Puʻulani (Helen Lindsey Parker, ca. 1935)*
26. Molokaʻi [The Island of Molokaʻi Hula]
(Mary K. P. Robins/Noble 1934)*
      Footnotes for Chapter 3; Molokaʻi Nui A Hina: Of Valleys, Paniolo, and The Hawaiian Homesteads
    Chapter 4: Molokaʻi the Friendly Isle  See chapter cover page
27. Pua Kukui O Molokaʻi (David Burrows, 1920s-1950s)
28. Bay View Home (George McLane, 1930s)*  
Link to sing-along you tube video
29. Kaulana Molokaʻi [Ua Nani Molokaʻi] (Alice Johnson, 1930s-1940s)
30. Iā ʻOe E Moloka'i (Helen Parker, ca.1935)*
31. Nani Molokaʻi [Nui A Hina] (Helen Smythe Ayat & Ida Hanakahi, ca. 1940s)*
32. Sunset of Kalaupapa (Samuel Kuahine, 1950)
Link to sing-along you tube video
33. Honomuni (John Piʻilani Watkins, 195-)*
34. ʻĀina ʻO Molokaʻi (Peter "Kai" Davis, probably late 1950s)*
35.  Ua Nani Molokaʻi (Leo: Hōnaunau Paka by Rose Alai Akona Peters, late 1940s, Adapted 1950s)*
36.  Molokaʻi [Kāua I Ka Nani Aʻo Molokaʻi]
(Ivy Hanakahi Woo, 1960s-1970s)*
37. He Nani Nō Kalaupapa (Pilipo Solotario, ca. 1973)
      
Footnotes for Chapter 4; Molokaʻi  the Friendly Isle
    
Chapter 5: Molokaʻi Religious Faith and Saints   See chapter cover page
38. Hīmeni O Kalaupapa (Samuel Kauwalu & Gearge McLane, ca. 1910s-1930s) 100-101
39. Kamiano Aloha (Puakea Nogelmeier / Robert Mondoy, 2009) 103
       Other Songs honoring Saints Damien and Marianne   pdf: version  104

40. Maliana Maikaʻi (Puakea Nogelmeier / Robert Mondoy, 2012)  105
41.
Iā Maliana Kahu o Kīʻopa i Kalaupapa  (Kaʻohulani McGuire, 2013) 106-7
42. Hālawa Hymn 2 pgs  get score from Kawaʻa mā 108-109
      Footnotes for Chapter 5; Molokaʻi; Religious Faith and Saints
    Chapter 6: Molokaʻi Nō Ka Heke   See chapter cover page

43. E Hīhīwai (Dennis Kamakahi, 1976) 112-113
44. Wahine ʻIlikea (Dennis Kamakahi, 1975) 114-115
      Footnotes for Chapter 6; Molokaʻi Nō Ka Heke

45. Nā Makani ʻEhā (Dennis Kamakahi, 1972?)  116-119 n.b.
46. Koʻolau [Nani wale nō ʻo Hālawa] (Weymouth Kamakana, Jr., 1989)
47. Kāʻana (John Kaʻimikaua, 199- )
48. Kaulana Waialua Aʻo Molokaʻi (Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom, 1997)
49. Anakahi (Amy Hanaialiʻi Gilliom, 19-?)
50. He Aloha Molokaʻi (Michael Nālanakila Casupang & Karl Veto Baker, 1999)
51. Moʻomomi (Chang) research needed
52. Pua O Molokaʻi (Pekelo Cosma, 2006)

53. He Nani Moloka'i [I kaʻu ʻike] (Kenneth Makuakāne, 2006)
     Halawa (Raiatea Helm 2007)  Raiatea says that this song is about the Hālawa on 'Oahu
54. Lei Ana Molokaʻi (Kawaikapuokalani Frank Hewett, 2008?)
55. Puʻu Kōlea (Kawaikapuokalani Frank Hewett, 2008?)
56. Aia I Moloka'i I Kuʻu Lei Nani (Kawaikapuokalani Frank Hewett, 2008?)
57. E Ola Ē Moloka'i (Lono, 2009)
58. Kuʻu Kaona Kaunakakai New by rm/pn
59. Laʻe Ka Laʻau New by rm /pn

    

    Section Seven: Other 20th Century Songs
The Cockeyed Mayor of Molokaʻi (R. Alex Anderson, 1934)
Hālawa Mine (David Kālāʻau, 197-?)
I Love You, Molokaʻi (Doctor E.S. Goodhue, David Kālāʻau, ca. 1965)
Lovely Molokaʻi (R. Alex Anderson, 1976 )
Pukaulua (Pilipo Solotario, ca. 1970?)
Nā ʻOpio o Molokaʻi (Ivy Hanakahi Woo, 1976)