Lilihuokalani 1838 1917, born Lydia Lilihu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaheha, was the last monarch and only queen regnant of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She was also known as Lydia Kamakaheha Paki, with the chosen royal name of Lilihuokalani, and her married name was Lydia K. Dominis.
Lilihuokalani was an accomplished author and songwriter. Her book, Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen, gave her view of the history of her country and her overthrow and therefore she became the first Native Hawaiian female author. Lilihuokalani was known for her musical talent. Lili'u is said to have played guitar, piano, organ, ukulele and zither. She also sang alto, performing Hawaiian and English sacred and secular music.
She composed Aloha Oe, a song she had written previously and transcribed during her confinement. or "Farewell to Thee," which became a very popular song".Originally written as a lovers' good-bye, the song came to be regarded as a symbol of, and lament for, the loss of her country.
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