Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s Last Monarch

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Queen Lili’uokalani, Hawai’i’s last monarch

Queen Lili’uokalani (September 2, 1838 – November 11, 1917) was the last monarch of the kingdom of Hawai’i. She ascended to the throne on January 29, 1891 at age 52 after the death of her older brother King David Kalākaua on January 20. During her reign from 1891 – 1893, Lili’uokalani tried but failed to restore the powers of the monarchy and voting rights of the people that had been taken away by the earlier Bayonet Constitution in favor of an elite group of businessmen and wealthy landowners (many of whom were Americans). On January 17, 1893, a U.S. military-backed coup deposed the queen and formed a provisional government with Sanford Dole as president. Lili’uokalani appealed to U.S. President Grover Cleveland who (based on the Blount report) proposed to return the throne to her if she granted amnesty to everyone responsible. Lili’uokalani refused.

On January 16, 1895, Lili’uokalani was arrested when firearms were found at the bases of Diamond Head crater several days after the failed counter-revolution led by Robert William Wilcox. She was sentenced to 9 months imprisonment in an upstairs bedroom of Iolani Palace where she composed songs and worked on her memoirs. On September 6, 1895, Lili’uokalani was released and returned to Washington Place where she was placed under house arrest for a year. In 1896, the Republic of Hawaii gave Lili’uokalani a full pardon and restored her civil rights. She made several trips to the U.S. to protest against annexation and attended the inauguration of U.S. President McKinley. On August 12, 1898, troops from the U.S.S. Philadelphia came ashore and raised the U.S. flag at Iolani Palace to mark Hawaii’s annexation as a territory of the United States. Lili’uokalani and other Hawaiian nobles did not attend.

Lili’uokalani lived out her days at Washington Place until her death in 1917 at the age of 79. She had resided there since her marriage to John Owen Dominis on September 16, 1862. He died on August 27, 1891 just seven months after Lili’uokalani had become queen. They had no children, but she adopted his son, John Aimoku Dominis. Since 1918, Washington Place has been the Executive Mansion for twelve territorial and state governors of Hawaii.

Lili’uokalani left behind a Trust to provide resources to ensure the wellbeing of orphan and destitute Native Hawaiian children and their families, along with numerous musical compositions including “Aloha ‘Oe” and her book “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen.”

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Ukulele Mele On Maui Programs on Hawai’i’s Last Queen

Bailey House
First history talk at the Bailey House, 2014

Queen Lili’uokalani (September 2, 1838 – November 11, 1917) was the last monarch and only queen regent of the Kamehameha dynasty, which had ruled a unified Hawaiian kingdom since 1810. Born Lydia Kamakaeha, she became crown princess in 1877, after the death of her youngest brother made her the heir apparent to her elder brother, King Kalakaua. By the time she took the throne herself in 1891 at age 52, a new Hawaiian constitution had removed much of the monarchy’s powers in favor of an elite class of businessmen and wealthy landowners (many of them American). When Lili’uokalani acted to restore these powers, a U.S. military-backed coup deposed her in 1893 and formed a provisional government; Hawai’i was declared a republic in 1894. Lili’uokalani signed a formal abdication in 1895 but continued to appeal to U.S. President Grover Cleveland for reinstatement, without success. The United States annexed Hawai’i as a territory in 1898 and then as the 50th state on August 21, 1959.

During her lifetime, Lili’uokalani committed herself to empowering the disenfranchised Native Hawaiian population. Lili’uokalani left behind a Trust to provide resources to ensure the wellbeing of orphan and destitute Native Hawaiian children and their families, along with numerous musical compositions including “Aloha ‘Oe” and her book “Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen (written during her imprisonment).”

I have given 7 PowerPoint presentations about Queen Lili’uokalani to 149 participants from 2014-2019 at the Bailey House (historic Hawaiian museum) and at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better. Some of the programs included sing-alongs of the Queen’s compositions that I arranged for my ‘ukulele students.

In 2019, we visited three places related to the Queen on Oahu. First we toured the Queen’s home at Washington Place that was built in 1842 and where she composed her most famous composition Aloha ‘Oe. Second, we saw a stone with the lyrics to Aloha etched in it placed outside Washington Place. Third, we saw a bronze statue titled “Spirit of Lili’uokalani” that was dedicated in 1982 and stands near Iolani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States that you can visit today to learn about the days of the Hawaiian monarchy).

In 2020, I made a video titled Aloha ‘Oe (Queen Lili’uokalani and her home) that’s available for viewing on my YouTube Channel. My husband and I sing and play the song Aloha ‘Oe over photos about the Queen and her home at Washington Place on Oahu. The video lasts just over 2 minutes.

Watch the video at https://youtu.be/qAsTdl36Ezs.

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Hawaii Statehood Day 2020

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Photo by Albert Yamauchi of news carrier Chester Kahapea on Friday, August 21, 1959

This year Hawai’i celebrates Admission Day or Statehood Day on the actual day that it occurred back in 1959, August 21 the third Friday of the month. The legal state holiday commemorates the 1959 admission of Hawai’i into the Union.

On August 21, 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a proclamation welcoming Hawai‘i as the 50th state of the union and ordered a new American flag to feature 50 stars. The new design became the official American flag the following year on July 4, 1960.

The effort for statehood had started in 1919 by Prince Kuhio as Hawai‘i’s non-voting delegate to the U.S. Congress, and took 40 years and five failed attempts before the Hawai‘i Admission Act was approved. On June 27, 1959, Hawai‘i residents voted 94% in support of statehood.

Since 1969, Hawai‘i has commemorated this anniversary with a state holiday on the third Friday in August. The holiday was originally called “Admissions Day,” but since 2001 it has been called “Statehood Day.” I find it interesting to note that out of all 50 states, only five have official statehood holidays (Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada, West Virginia, and Hawai‘i).

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Welcome to Mele Fong’s YouTube channel

Here is the new introduction video welcoming viewers to videos on ‘ukulele lessons, music, and stories organized into seven playlists on my newly improved YouTube Channel.

SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to be notified when I publish a new video. Here are the playlists:

UKULELE MELE LESSONS – for all abilities to learn unique named strums as you form chords with minimal muscle strain and play fun songs on your ‘ukulele.

UKULELE MELE’S THE HAWAIIAN SERENADERS – watch my husband and I sing and play ‘ukulele and u-bass at gigs. Our best gig was representing the state of Hawai’i in concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

UKULELE MELE’S MAUI UKULELE POPS BAND – watch my students from Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better perform in the community.

UKULELE MELE’S MUSIC – listen to popular songs sung in English and other languages plus see photo stories related to some songs.

HAWAIIAN MUSIC BY UKULELE MELE – listen to Hawaiian and hapa haole songs plus see photo stories related to some songs.

UKULELE MELE’S STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS – learn the stories behind the songs according to Hawaiian oral history traditions whether the song is Hawaiian or not.

SING-ALONG WITH UKULELE MELE – experience the fun of participating in sing-along classes I taught at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better.

I created the channel in 2011 to share with Japan performance videos of my students in the Maui Ukulele Pops Band in lieu of a trip to Japan we canceled due to the March 2011 tsunami and devastating earthquake. The channel continues to grow as I find new ways to share my music.

Have fun as you Watch.Listen.Play. The Ukulele Mele Way!
Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Review Folk Songs 2020

American Folk Songs was the theme for the Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series on March 5.

Twenty-six people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Folk Songs on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

During the “Hawaiian History Moment of the Month” we talked about two royal birthdays that are celebrated in March. Queen Kaahumanu was born on March 17, 1768 and was the favorite wife of King Kamehameha the Great. The Ahahui Kaahumanu, a royal society of Native Hawaiian women, have a public program honoring the Queen for her birthday. Prince Jonah Kuhio was born on March 26, 1871 and represented the Territory of Hawaii as delegate to the U.S. Congress. The state of Hawaii honors the Prince with a state holiday on his birthday.

We continued the “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room for singers and ‘ukulele players to see. My husband accompanied us on his u-bass. We sang each song twice.

We sang the following songs during the new 70-minute program:

  1. Medley: 3 Spirituals – This Train/Will The Circle Be Unbroken/When The Saints.
  2. Puff the Magic Dragon.
  3. Today.
  4. Green, Green.
  5. Lion Sleeps Tonight.
  6. Leaving On A Jet Plane.
  7. Cotton Fields.
  8. Michael Row The Boat Ashore.
  9. If I Had a Hammer.
  10. 500 Miles.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

You can listen to audio recordings of some of the songs we played and more on my website at https://ukulelemeleonmaui.com/meles-music/. You can also watch videos of some of our sing-along programs and more on my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/melefong/

The next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Hula Songs will be on Thursday, April 16 at Kaunoa Senior Center.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Review Paniolo Songs 2020

Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) was the theme for February 2020 Sing-Along program.

“You look so cute!” commented a program participant upon seeing my square dancing outfit, cowboy hat, and cowboy boots in keeping with the program’s western theme.

Thirty people signed up for my monthly “Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Paniolo Songs” on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

During the “Hawaiian History Moment of the Month” we talked about Ikua Pudy, the Native Hawaiian who stunned the American West at the World Championship finals in Wyoming by winning the steer-roping contest in 1908. An enormous bronze statue of Ikua Pudy roping a steer was pulled into the Parker Ranch Shopping Center in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii on February 23, 2003. Thus in Purdy’s honor we selected paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy), country and western songs for the theme for February’s sing-along program.

We continued the Sing-Along with Mitch Miller format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room for singers and ‘ukulele players to see. My husband wore his palaka (Hawaiian cowboy) shirt and accompanied us on his u-bass. We sang each song twice and one participant jumped up to dance hula to Ulupalakua, a Hawaiian song about an upcountry ranch on Maui.

We sang the following songs during the 70-minute program:

  1. Paniolo Country
  2. Ulupalakua
  3. I’m An Old Cowhand
  4. Could I Have This Dance
  5. Hey Good Lookin’
  6. Home On The Range
  7. Ring of Fire
  8. King of the Road
  9. Red River Valley
  10. Take Me Home Country Roads
  11. Hawaii Aloha

You can listen to audio recordings of some of the songs we played and more on my website at https://ukulelemeleonmaui.com/meles-music/. You can also watch videos of some of our sing-along programs and more on my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/melefong/

The next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Folk Songs of the 1950s & 1960s will be on Thursday, March 5 at Kaunoa Senior Center.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Review Hawaiian Party Songs 2020

 It was a real party as we sang songs by ear (without looking at words and ukulele chords projected on the screen) when the lights went out.

Twenty-seven people signed up for my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Hawaiian Party Songs on Thursday, 16 January 2020 from 10 a.m. – noon at Kaunoa Senior Center for adults 55 and better on Maui.

During the “Hawaiian History Moment of the Month” we talked about the Makahiki Season – the celebration of abundance of land and sea that lasted four months between November and February – when ancient Hawaiians greeted each other saying “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou” to say Happy New Year.

We continued the “Sing-Along with Mitch Miller” format of projecting the song lyrics and ‘ukulele chords on a screen at the front of the room for singers and ‘ukulele players to see. However, just as we started, the electricity went out and then continued to go off and on intermittently. Thus, we went to “plan B” and led the singing and playing of popular songs by ear. Fun!

The next Sing-Along with Mele Fong Series – Paniolo Songs will be on Thursday, February 20 at Kaunoa Senior Center.

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Advanced Ukulele Songs 2019

Advanced Ukulele met for 20 (2-hour) classes on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month in 2019 and played 51 songs. Many students started learning from me in January 2009 and some perform in the Maui Ukulele Pops Band. Some students also enrolled in Ukulele Strumming 202 classes on alternate Wednesdays. Students received emailed song sheets to print out and place in a binder with a new curriculum of approximately 10 songs every quarter. Outside of class, students could play along to audio recordings of those song arrangements on my website and then have more fun in class. We also played some of the songs during my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series. Here is the song list for 2019:

January – March (5 classes)

  1. NEW DO-RE-MI – Latin – G-9 chords.
  2. NEW Give My Regards to Broadway – Bossa Nova – C-8 chords.
  3. NEW I Could Have Danced All Night – Latin – F-13 chords.
  4. REQUESTED  I’ll Weave a Lei of Stars for You – I Wanna Rest/Latin – D-9 chords.
  5. REQUESTED In This Life – Pick in 4 – C-8 chords.
  6. NEW Kula Morning – Latin – C-9 chords.
  7. NEW My Blue Heaven – I Wanna Rest/4 And – F-10 chords.
  8. NEW Oh What a Beautiful Morning – 2 Waltz – F-9 chords.
  9. NEW Sound of Music – Pick in 4 – C-12 chords.
  10. NEW The Surrey with the Fringe On Top – Hum Ding-Ah – F-12 chords.

April – June (5 classes)

  1. I Can See Clearly Now – Bossa Nova  – D-6 chords.
  2. REQUESTED – Ku’u Pua I Paoakalani – Pick in 4  – D-6 chords.
  3. Medley: Happy Days/Ain’t She Sweet – Tom Tom/I Wanna Rest – F-10 chords.
  4. Medley: Kilakila o Haleakalā/No Ka Pueo – Hum Ding-Ah/’Ōlapa – C&F – 9 chords.
  5. NEW Pretty Red Hibiscus – I Wanna Rest – C-11 chords.
  6. REQUESTED – Red Sails in the Sunset – Latin – C-9 chords.
  7. REQUESTED – Soft Green Seas – I Wanna Rest/Latin – D-14 chords.
  8. NEW Sweet Leilani – I Wanna Rest – C-9 chords.
  9. REQUESTED Today – Waltz/Pick in 6 – C-7 chords.
  10. Under the Boardwalk/Palm Tree – Bossa/Latin – C-7 chords.

July – August (4 classes)

  1. Aloha Kauai– I Wanna Rest – F-13 chords.
  2. E Huli Makou  – ‘Ōlapa – C&F-8 chords.
  3. Girl From Ipanema – Bossa Nova – F-11 chords.
  4. NEW God Bless America – Morse Code/Pick in 4 – C-9 chords.
  5. NEW Haleakalā– Pick in 4 – C-9 chords.
  6. King Kamehameha – I Wanna Rest/4And – C-12 chords.
  7. Medley: Yes Sir That’s My Baby/Five Foot Two/Baby Face – Hum Ding-Ah – F-16 chords.
  8. NEW Moon River – 2 Waltz – F-13 chords.
  9. NEW Only You – I Wanna Rest/Latin – C-14 chords.
  10. Sunny – Bossa Nova – Am-6 chords.

September – October (3 classes) preparation for November 9 show at Maui Ukulele Guild Exhibition

  1. Medley: Yes Sir/Five Foot Two/Baby Face – Hum Ding-Ah – F-16 chords.
  2. Lahaina  – Latin – C-4 chords.
  3. Aloha Kauai – I Wanna Rest – F-13 chords.
  4. Sunny – Bossa Nova – Am-6 chords.
  5. Moon River – 2 Waltz – F-13 chords.
  6. Proud Mary – Tom Tom – C-6 chords.
  7. Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai – Latin – D&F – 11 chords.
  8. Maile Lei – Bossa Nova – C-12 chords.
  9. Rock Around the Clock – Hum Ding-Ah – C-3 chords.
  10. Sunny – Bossa Nova – Am-6 chords.

Nov 13 – December 11 (3 classes) preparation for the Christmas Party in this order of playing:

  1. Jingle Bells – Hum Ding-Ah – C-6 chords (new ¾ time verses only).
  2. Silver Bells – Waltz – F-4 chords.
  3. Feliz Navidad – Latin – F-3 chords.
  4. White Christmas – I Wanna Rest and Latin – G-7 chords.
  5. Mele Kalikimaka Ia Oe – Hum Ding-Ah – F-4 chords.
  6. Silent Night – Pick in 6 – F-5 chords.
  7. Hawaiian Santa – I Wanna Rest and 4And – C-6 chords.
  8. Holly Jolly Christmas – Hum Ding-Ah – G-7 chords.
  9. The Christmas Song – Pick in 4 – G-10 chords.
  10. Mele Kalikimaka – Hum Ding-Ah – D-7 chords.
  11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 2 Waltz – C-7 chords.
  12. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code – C-5 chords.

Onward to 2020 and to more fun playing music together the Ukulele Mele Way! Visit Advanced Ukulele class page >>

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Ukulele Strumming 202 Songs 2019

Ukulele Strumming 202 met for 18 (2-hour) classes on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month in 2019 and played 44 songs. Some students also enrolled in Advanced ‘Ukulele classes on alternate Wednesdays. Students received emailed song sheets to print out and place in a binder with a new curriculum of approximately 10 songs every quarter. Outside of class, students could play along to audio recordings of those song arrangements on my website and then have more fun in class. We also played some of the songs during my monthly Sing-Along with Mele Fong series. Here is the song list for 2019:

January – March (4 classes)

  1. NEW Getting To Know You – I Wanna Rest – E-4 chords.
  2. NEW Hey Good Lookin’ – Hum Ding-Ah – F-7 chords.
  3. NEW I Whistle a Happy Tune – Hum Ding-Ah – F-6 chords.
  4. NEW King of the Road – Hum Ding-Ah – F-3 chords.
  5. NEW Kula Morning – Latin – C-9 chords.
  6. NEW Maui Waltz – 2 Waltz – D-4 chords.
  7. NEW Molokai Nui A Hina – Hum Ding-Ah – F-5 chords.
  8. NEW Take Me Home Country Roads – Hum Ding-Ah – C-5 chords.
  9. NEW Ulupalakua – Olapa – F-9 chords.
  10. NEW Wahine Holo Lio – I Wanna Rest/Pick in 4 – Dm & C-6 chords.

April – June (5 classes)

  1. NEW Can’t Help Falling in Love With You – Morse Code Variation – C-5 chords
  2. NEW Days of My Youth – Latin – C-9 chords.
  3. NEW E Huli – ‘Ōlapa – C&F-8 chords.
  4. NEW Hapa Haole Hula Girl – Hum Ding-Ah – C – 9 chords.
  5. NEW Kuu Home o Kahaluu – Latin – D-7 chords.
  6. NEW Lovely Hula Hands – I Wanna Rest – C-6 chords.
  7. NEW May Day Is Lei Day – Hum Ding-Ah – G-5 chords.
  8. NEW My Yellow Ginger Lei – I Wanna Rest – F-10 chords.
  9. NEW Oh What a Beautiful Morning – 2 Waltz  – F-10 chords.
  10. NEW Song of Old Hawaii – Swing – C-5 chords.

July – September (5 classes)

  1. NEW Blue Suede Shoes – Hum Ding-Ah – C-3 chords.
  2. Repeat (from last quarter) Days of My Youth – Latin – C-9 chords.
  3. NEW Henehene Kou Aka – I Wanna Rest – F-8 chords.
  4. NEW In The Still Of The Night – I Wanna Rest/4And Strum – F-7 chords.
  5. Repeat (from last quarter) Kuu Home o Kahaluu – Latin – D-7 chords.
  6. NEW Medley: Kilakika O Haleakalā/No Ka Pueo – C&F – 8 chords.
  7. NEW Medley: La Bamba/Twist & Shout – Latin – C-3 chords.
  8. NEW Medley: Maui Waltz/Pua Lilia – 2 Waltz Strums – D & F – 11 chords.
  9. NEW On The Beach at Waikiki – Hum Ding-Ah – C&F – 7 chords.
  10. NEW Peggy Sue – Tom Tom – C-3 chords.
  11. Repeat (from 2018) Proud Mary – Tom Tom – C-6 chords.
  12. NEW Rock Around the Clock – Hum Ding-Ah – C-3 chords.

October – December (4 classes) preparation for the Christmas Party in this order of playing:

  1. Jingle Bells – Hum Ding-Ah – C-6 chords (new ¾ time verses only).
  2. Silver Bells – Waltz – F-4 chords.
  3. Feliz Navidad – Latin – F-3 chords.
  4. White Christmas – I Wanna Rest and Latin – G-7 chords.
  5. Mele Kalikimaka Ia Oe – Hum Ding-Ah – F-4 chords.
  6. Silent Night – Pick in 6 – F-5 chords.
  7. Hawaiian Santa – I Wanna Rest and 4And – C-6 chords.
  8. Holly Jolly Christmas – Hum Ding-Ah – G-7 chords.
  9. The Christmas Song – Pick in 4 – G-10 chords.
  10. Mele Kalikimaka – Hum Ding-Ah – D-7 chords.
  11. We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 2 Waltz – C-7 chords.
  12. Hawaii Aloha – Morse Code – C-5 chords.

Onward to 2020 and to more fun playing music together the Ukulele Mele Way! Visit Ukulele Strumming 202 class webpage >>

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele

Summary of Sing-Along Songs 2019

Sing-Along with Mele Fong series met for 12 (2-hour) classes once a month mostly on Thursdays in 2019 and we played 129 songs. Each month featured a different theme including the Annual Christmas Party with a Christmas songs sing-along. Some students started coming to the first program in 2016 and then continued in 2019 with a total of 314 people signing up including 38 for the Christmas Party. Here is the list of songs in the order played (mixed for variety of tempo, rhythm, and language) for 2019:

January – Maui Nui Songs (16 signed up)

  1. Medley: Maui Boy/Maui Girl.
  2. Medley: Sea Breeze/Puamana.
  3. Lahaina.
  4. Maui Waltz.
  5. NEW Maui No Ka Oi/Molokai Nui A Hina/Lanai.
  6. Hasegawa General Store.
  7. NEW Kula Morning.
  8. Lahainaluna.
  9. Hawaii Aloha.

February – Paniolo Songs (37 signed up)

  1. Paniolo Country.
  2. Ulupalakua.
  3. NEW I’m An Old Cowhand.
  4. Could I Have This Dance.
  5. Hey Good Looking.
  6. NEW Home on the Range.
  7. Ring of Fire.
  8. King of the Road.
  9. NEW Red River Valley.
  10. Take Me Home Country Roads.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

March 14 – NEW Broadway Show Tunes (33 signed up)

  1. Give My Regards to Broadway.
  2. DO-RE-MI.
  3. Getting to Know You.
  4. Oh What a Beautiful Morning.
  5. I Whistle A Happy Tune.
  6. Summertime.
  7. I Could Have Danced All Night.
  8. Sound of Music.
  9. Singing In The Rain.
  10. My Blue Heaven.
  11. Moon River.
  12. Hawaii Aloha.

April – Hula Songs (22 signed up)

  1. Keep Your Eyes on the Hands.
  2. E Huli Makou.
  3. NEW Little Brown Gal.
  4. Sophisticated Hula.
  5. NEW Hapa Haole Hula Girl.
  6. Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai.
  7. NEW Haole Hula.
  8. Hukilau Song.
  9. Lovely Hula Hands.
  10. Hawaii Aloha.

May – Flowers & Lei Songs (20 signed up)

  1. May Day Is Lei Day.
  2. NEW Sweet Leilani.
  3. For You A Lei.
  4. NEW Ka Pua E.
  5. Pua Lilia.
  6. NEW Pretty Red Hibiscus.
  7.  Maile Lei For Your Hair.
  8. My Yellow Ginger Lei.
  9. NEW Song of Old Hawaii.
  10. Pua Ahihi.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

June – Small Kid Time Songs (13 signed up)

  1. Froggie Went A-Courtin’.
  2. The More We Get Together.
  3. She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain.
  4. Days of My Youth.
  5. You Are My Sunshine.
  6. Que Sera, Sera.
  7. I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.
  8. Kuu Home o Kahaluu.
  9. Oh Susanna.
  10. NEW Clementine.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

July – Patriotic Songs (16 signed up)

  1. Yankee Doodle.
  2. America the Beautiful.
  3. Medley: Yankee Doodle Boy/You’re A Grand Old Flag.
  4. My Country ‘Tis of Thee.
  5. Camptown Races.
  6. God Bless America.
  7. NEW This Is My Country.
  8. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again.
  9. This Land is Your Land.
  10. Hawaii Aloha.

August – Island Songs (23 signed up)

  1. Hawaii Ponoi.
  2. King Kamehameha.
  3. What Aloha Means.
  4. NEW Oahu – On the Beach at Waikiki.
  5. NEW Blue Hawaii.
  6. Kauai – Hele On To Kauai.
  7. Kauai – Hanalei Moon.
  8. NEW Maui Waltz.
  9. NEW Big Island – My Little Grass Shack.
  10. NEW There’s No Place Like Hawaii.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

September – NEW Rock & Roll (37 signed up)

  1. NEW Rock Around The Clock.
  2. Under the Palm Tree.
  3. NEW In The Still Of The Night.
  4. NEW Peggy Sue.
  5. All I Have To Do Is Dream.
  6. NEW Proud Mary.
  7. Silhouette.
  8. NEW Blue Suede Shoes.
  9. My Girl.
  10. Be My Baby.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

October – NEW International Songs (30 signed up)

  1. Japan – Beautiful Sunday.
  2. Switzerland flower – Edelweiss.
  3. Australia – Waltzing Matilda.
  4. Italy – Arrivederci Roma.
  5. Jewish – Hava Nagila.
  6. Irish – Medley: My Wild Iris Rose/When Irish Eyes Are Smiling.
  7. German -The Happy Wanderer.
  8. Greece – Never On Sunday.
  9. World Singing Day – Sing.
  10. United Nations Day – It’s A Small World.
  11. Hawaii Aloha.

November – New Early American Classics (29 signed up)

  1. Medley: Beer Barrel Polka/There is a Tavern in the Town.
  2. Medley: Happy Days/Ain’t She Sweet.
  3. Sloop John B.
  4. Medley: Daisy Bell/Sidewalks of New York/In My Merry Oldsmobile.
  5. Medley: Yes Sir That’s My Baby/Five Foot Two/Baby Face.
  6. Medley: Shine On Harvest Moon/Moonlight Bay.
  7. Jamaica Farewell.
  8. Medley: Let Me Call You Sweetheart/In The Good Old Summertime/Take Me Out to the Ballgame.
  9. When You’re Smiling.
  10. Hawaii Aloha.

December –Christmas Songs at party (38 signed up)

  1. Jingle Bells/Kani Na Pele.
  2. Silver Bells.
  3. Feliz Navidad.
  4. White Christmas (Bev danced hula).
  5. Mele Kalikimaka Ia Oe.
  6. Silent Night (Bev danced hula).
  7. Hawaiian Santa.
  8. Holly Jolly Christmas.
  9. The Christmas Song.
  10. Mele Kalikimaka.
  11. We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
  12. Hawaii Aloha.

Onward to 2020 and to more fun singing and playing music together the Ukulele Mele Way! Visit Sing-Along with Mele Fong series webpage >>

Aloha, Mele Fong aka Ukulele Mele