Denial of “Hawaii Ponoi,” 1894.


Here is a Version Which is Not a Royalist One.

Hawaii Ponoi is a good old song, but it contains too much feudal sentiment to suit these progressive days. Here is a version which strikes out the too effusive references to the Alii, etc. Can any one improve on it? Competition is invited:


(The National Anthem).

Hawaii ponoi,
Nana i kou lahui;
A me ke aupuni,
Ke aupuni.
Ka aina nani e,
Na moku lani nei;
Na kaua e pale,
Me ka ihe.

(Repeat the last four lines).

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 1/8/1894, p. 4)


The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIX, Number 3580, Page 4. January 8, 1894.

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