He Mele No Kane (The Water of Kane)

DESCRIPTION: Hawaaian. "He u-i, he ninau, E u-i aku anu au ie oe." "A query, a queston, I put to you: Where is the Water of Kane?" The Water of Kane is to the eat, it is on the mountains, it is on the sea. The singer asks the Water of Kane to give life
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Emerson, "The Hula," Unwritten Literature of Hawaii, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: nonballad foreignlanguage
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 687, "He Mele No Kane (The Water of Kane)" (1 Hawaiian text plus English translation)
File: CAFS687B

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