Written by Dennis Kamakahi at Eddie Kamae’s request, the song honors the fiddle man Sam Liʻa Kalāinaina of whom Dennis and the rest of the Sons of Hawaii would hear stories about from Eddie. The story explains how Sam asked Eddie to meet the band but passed away just two weeks before their visit. The song story ends with a tribute to Sam from Tūtū Ruth Kaholoaʻa, who reminds us of an important message.
- lyrics and translations
- song story
- educational questions
- music sheets
- resources from Kamae archive
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YouTube videos are documentary clips and full song performances.
ʻUluʻulu videos link to short preview clips from raw footage.
To explore more of our digitized collections of raw footage with ʻUluʻulu, visit:
Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae.