** He Kanikau No Ka Haku-lani L. Haalelea / A Lamentation Chant For The Royal Ruler L. Haalelea

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** He Kanikau No Ka Haku-lani L. Haalelea / A Lamentation Chant For The Royal Ruler L. Haalelea

[...]

Inviting the large raindrops, tears,

Kūlanihakoʻi's heavenly pool and the waters of Kulukuluʻā burst forth,

Little drops of rain trickle, it is a sign,

This thunder of midday strikes with force,

Announcing the departure.

Ewa-kai-lua has seen the soil,

In the departure of Hoanolei,

Departing as the lightning flashes powerfully,

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[Composed by] KAHUIIKAMANEA. 

 

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, February 2, 1865
, Book: 4, Number: 5, Page: 1