Mele No Ka Hula Ala'a-Papa (Song for the Hula Ala'a-Papa)

DESCRIPTION: Hawaaian: "A Koolau wau, ike i ka ua." The singer encounters rain in Koolau. It accompanies dust storms and produces mud. The song is full of strange analogies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Emerson, "The Hula," Unwritten Literature of Hawaii, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p. 687, "Mele No Ka Hula Ala'a-Papa (Song for the Hula Ala'a-Papa)" (1 Hawaiian text plus English translation)
File: CAFS687P

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