Hilo March

DESCRIPTION: Hawaiian. "'Auhea wale 'oe e ka 'ala tuberose." "Heed, O fragrance of tuberose." The sweet smell sings to the heart. The singer tells of the beauties of Hilo. He greets the Pu'ulena wind. He says, "Wait until the princess comes."
AUTHOR: Joseph K. Ae'a
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Elbert & Mahoe, Na Mele o Hawai'i Nie, according to Cohen; the music at least is reported to have been written 1881)
KEYWORDS: Hawaii home beauty royalty
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 691-692, "Hilo March" (1 Hawaiian text plus English translation)
File: CAFS2691

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