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Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani
“Farewell to thee, farewell to thee ... / Until we meet again.”
“The Hawaiian people have been from time immemorial lovers of poetry and music, and have been apt in improvising historic poems, songs of love, and chants of worship, so that praises of the living or wails over the dead were with them but the natural expression of their feelings.”
“... lotteries ... are not native productions of my country, but introduced into our 'heathen' land by so-called Christians, from a Christian nation ...”
Lydia Kamekeha Liliuokalani, Hawaiian Islands queen, songwriter
(1838 - 1917)