Hawaii State Song
words by King David Kalakaua music by Professor 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 ihe.
Hawaii State Song MP3
Hawaiian Language Translation:
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)
(1) Alii (ah-lee-ee) sovereign
(2) Kamehameha (Kah-may'-ha-may'-ha)
(i.e: King who first unified the Hawaiian Islands.
(3) Ihe (ee-hay) spear