The story of this song is sad in many ways. Queen Kapi’olani composed this song when her King Kalakaua was visiting California.
Alas King died there and never heard this lovely love song.
Hawaiian Kingdom Complaint filed with U.N. Security Council against the United States
The Hawaiian Kingdom has requested the Security Council, in accordance with Article 36(1) of the United Nations Charter, to investigate the Hawaiian Kingdom question, in particular, the merits of the complaint, and to recommend appropriate procedures or methods of adjustment.