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Source: Noelani Mahoe, Translation by Lili`uokalani.

Ka`ala`ala`a is lower Nu`uanu, below Ma`ema`e hill. This hula was composed for a benefit program at Kaumakapili Church in Palama. Maria Heleluhe danced the part of the tutu and 7 little girls were the grandchildren. The queen taught the girls to sing the song with her and accompanied them on her guitar. The song received 5 encores and the performers were showered with money.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Kaiulani Kanoa-Martin from Huapala - Hawaiian Music and Hula Archives for letting us post this song from her site.

Mahalo nui loa!