Story Behind the Song | America the Beautiful | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the patriotic song America the Beautiful. The song was adapted from a poem written by New Englander Katherine Lee Bates, who in 1893 was inspired when she traveled to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado, and saw for the first time the glories of the American […]

Story Behind the Song | Hula O Makee | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the traditional Hawaiian song Hula O Makee. The song tells the true story of the ship Makee floundering on the reef off Kauai. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele […]

Story Behind the Song | Hawaiian Wedding Song | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian Wedding Song. Originally titled “Ke Kali Nei Au” (Waiting For Thee) Charles E. King composed the song with lyrics in Hawaiian in 1926 for his operetta Prince of Hawaii. In 1958, Al Hoffman and Dick Manning translated the original Hawaiian words into English, christening […]

Story Behind the Song | Hawaiian War Chant | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the Hawaiian song Hawaiian War Chant. The original song titled “Kaua I Ka Huahuai or We Two in the Spray” was written in the 1860s and describes two palace lovers who met in secret. In 1936, composer Johnny Noble borrowed the melody, left the original Hawaiian […]

Story Behind the Song | Hawaii Aloha | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the song Hawaii Aloha, written by a missionary in the 1800s at the request of a Hawaiian king. This traditional Hawaiian song in the Hawaiian language is a love song about the state of Hawaii. Today, the song is typically sung at the end of a […]

Story Behind the Song | Hanohano Hanalei | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the traditional Hawaiian song Hanohano Hanalei. The song was written in the 1920s by a popular Kauai musician and politician in honor of Hanalei Valley. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you can learn to play the […]

Story Behind the Song | Hawaii Calls | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the hapa haole song (Hawaiian style music with English lyrics) Hawaii Calls. The song was broadcast over the radio airwaves on the on the program of the same name from the beach at Waikiki and for many listeners on the U.S. mainland was the first time […]

Story Behind the Song | Aloha ‘Oe | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the traditional Hawaiian song Aloha ‘Oe. The song tells of two lovers bidding farewell in a fond embrace and is the most famous composition by Hawai’i’s last monarch Queen Lili’uokalani. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you […]

Story Behind the Song | Happy Birthday | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the old American song Happy Birthday. This song was written in 1893 and is the most recognized song in the English language. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you can learn to play the Ukulele Mele Way […]

Story Behind the Song | Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka | by Ukulele Mele - lanikai-beach.net

Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele tells the story behind the traditional Hawaiian song Aloha No Wau I Ko Maka. The song tells of a love story of a Hawaiian prince and a Japanese maiden. NOTE: Monthly Online Lessons by subscription are no longer available from Mele’s website UkuleleMeleOnMaui.com. Instead, you can learn to play the […]

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