Aloha ‘Oe Hawaiian Piece Fingerstyle Ukulele Tutorial With Tab
“Aloha ʻOe” (Farewell to Thee) is a Hawaiian popular song written circa 1878 by Liliʻuokalani, who was then Princess of the Hawaiian Kingdom. It is her most famous song and is a common cultural symbol for Hawaii.
The Hawaiʻi State Archives preserves a hand-written manuscript by Liliʻuokalani, dated 1878, with the score of the song, the lyrics, Liliʻuokalani's English translation, and her note evidently added later: “Composed at Maunawili 1878. played by the Royal Hawaiian Band in San Francisco August 1883 and became very popular.”
The first known recording of the song was released by Berliner Gramophone in 1898. A catalogue issued by Columbia Records in 1901 mentioned two wax cylinders labeled “Vocal Solos in Hawaiian”, containing some of the earlier recordings of “Aloha ʻOe” and “Kuʻu Pua I Paoakalani”. However, it is uncertain if this was recorded in Hawaii or if the performer was Hawaiian and the cylinders are now lost. Columbia Records later recorded a duet of the song by Nani Alapai and Henry N. Clark in 1911. A 1913 score can be seen at the Levy Sheet Music Collection.
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