My Dear Hawai`i - Words & music by Charles E. King

My dear Hawai`i
Gem of the southern sea
Land of dreams and beauty
I long to be with thee
Verdant hills and valleys
Waving palms by the sea
Gentle winds and rainbows
Thy wondrous charms for me

My dear Hawai`i
My paradise thou art
Thy sun kissed shores ever
Shall woo the alien heart
Thine awe inspiring fires
Lovely Waikîkî
Charm, delight and hold all
Aloha Land for me

Source: King's Songs of Hawai`i, Copyright 1915, 1942 Charles E. King