Hawaii State Song Lyrics
Hawai'i Pono'i Lyrics
Written by King David Kalakaua
Music by Prof. Henry Berger, the Royal Bandmaster
Hawaii ponoi Nana i kou, moi
Kalani Alii, ke Alii.
Makua lani e Kamehameha e
Na kaua e pale Me ka i he.
Hawaii's own true sons, be loyal to your chief
Your country's liege and lord, the Alii.1
Father above us all, Kamehameha,2
Who guarded in the war with his ihe,3