Click on the first letter of a song title for index
COLLECTING HAPA HAOLE SONGS:
This website contains all the lyrics the webmaster has found.
Please don't write asking for songs that are not on the website. The Webmaster does not have
ANY sheet music or ukulele chords.
If you are looking for a recording of any song written in the 1916-1929 period, chances are, there was never
a recording made. Sales of sheet music were the way a song was distributed and if popular, it may have been
performed on the radio. These songs, generally by mainland composers, were novelties at the time and had
very limited exposure.
The best source for Hawaiian sheet music and recordings is eBay, swap meets and flea markets. If a song has
been recorded or reissued in the last 10 years and is available anywhere, mele.com is the place to find it. The
webmaster of this website has no collection of recordings or sheet music. The website is the result of many
years of research and it is unlikely to be updated in a major way after 2006, as resources have been exhausted. Copyright laws prohibit
the Hawaii State Library or Bishop Museum to accept sheet music from anyone except the legal copyright holder, which
means their limited collections are unlikely to expand. Mahalo.