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[1st verse:]

In Honolulu, far away

A maiden who could not be gay

Is feeling so much better

Since she received a letter

From her Hawaiian lover came

A little tender note

She's so excited and so delighted

For this is what he wrote


Wait for me

My Honolulu girl

My hula-hula girl

I'm coming back to you

That sunny sky land

Hawaiian Island

Will soon be my land

I hear a Ukalele strumming gaily

In my dreams

You seem to say to me

Come back and play to me

That melody oh, so nice!

So if you love me still

My things I'll pack again

Then I'll be coming back again

To you, my Bird of Paradise

[2nd verse:]

In Honolulu, by the sea

A maiden's waiting patiently

And as a ship goes past her

Her little heart beats faster

He'll soon be landing at the pier

She's waiting for the boat

He won't forget her for in his letter

Her sweet Hawaiian wrote

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