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State Song of Hawaii

Hawai?i Pono?? (Hawai?i's own) is the state song and former national anthem of Hawai?i. The words were written in 1874 by King David Kal?kaua with music composed by Captain Henri Berger, then the king's royal bandmaster. Hawai?i Pono?i was one of the national anthems of the Republic of Hawai?i and the Kingdom of Hawai?i, having replaced Liliuokalani's compostition He Mele Lahui Hawaii. It was the adopted song of the Territory of Hawai?i before becoming the state symbol by an act of the Hawai?i State Legislature in 1967. Lyrics:Hawai i pono'i,Nana i kou mo'i,Ka lani ali i,Ke ali i.Hui (chorus):Makua lani ?,Kamehameha ?,Na kaua e pale,Me ka ihe.Hawai i pono'i,Nana i na ali i,Na pua muli kou,Na poki i. Hawai i pono'iE ka lahui ?,O kau hana nuiE u i e.Translation:Hawai`i's own true sons,be loyal to your chiefYour country's liege and lord,The chief.Father above us all,KamehamehaWho guarded in the warWith spears.
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