Hawai`i Pono`î

Hawaii State Anthem

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Statue of King Kamehameha I

Statue of King Kamehameha I (O'ahu - Honolulu - Capitol District); photo by Wally Gobetz on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Hawai`i Pono`î

by King David Kalakaua and Henri Berger

Adopted in 1967

Verse 1:

Hawai`i pono`î
Nânâ i kou mô`î
Ka lani ali`i,
Ke ali`i

Chorus:

Makua lani ê,
Kamehameha ê,
Na kaua e pale,
Me ka ihe

Verse 2:

Hawai`i pono`î
Nânâ i nâ ali`i
Nâ pua muli kou
Nâ pôki`i

Verse 3:

Hawai`i pono`î
E ka lâhui e
`O kâu hana nui
E u`i ê

Translation:

Verse 1:

Hawaii's own true sons
Be loyal to your chief
Your country's liege and lord
The chief

Chorus:

Royal father
Kamehameha
Shall defend in war
With spears

Verse 2:

Hawaii's own true sons
Look to your chief
Those chiefs of younger birth
Younger descent

Verse 3:

Hawaii's own true sons
People of loyal heart
The only duty lies
List and abide

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