Written by Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina. Sam composed this song for Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole after he made a visit to Kukuihaele in 1918 prior to going to Washington D.C. to serve as a delegate to congress. Sam was surprised by how down-to-earth the prince was and composed the song for him right on the spot with verses asking each of the Hawaiian islands to adorn the prince with their favorite lei.
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