`Ālika

Melody -

Aia i `Ālika
Ka ihu o ka moku.
Ua hao o pa`ihi,
Nā pe'a i ka makani.

Ke liolio nei
Ke kaulu likini,
`Alu`alu `ole iho,
Nā pe`a i ka makani.
  There is the `Arctic'
The bow of the ship
Moving powerfully,
Sails set to the wind.

Stretched taut
The rigging,
Not slack,
Sails set to the wind.


The Hawaiian song, `Ālika, is a hula. It tells of the ship, Arctic, landing at Kauai in 1787. The origins of the song are uncertain, but it has sometimes been credited to Charles Ka`apa.
"Arctic" becomes "`Ālika." In Hawaiian; the paucity of consonants in the language makes it difficult to transcribe foreign names
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