(Words by Geo. A. Little / Music by Billy Baskette, Joseph Santly, - 1917)
Somewhere in Hawaii, I'm sending a wire
To someone waiting there for me,
Among the flowers
She counts the hours,
She simply carried my heart away,
And I say in dreams every day:
She answered the wire I sent to Hawaii
With simple words, like, "I love you,"
And since she told me, I can see plainly,
Soon I'll be telling you all goodbye,
I must go, for I love her so:
Down in dreamy Honolulu, I am feeling so peculiar,
Since I first met you.
In a moonlit garden fair, Cupid, he is warden there,
Just like the flowers you're true,
Waiting and dreaming in a garden of roses;
Sometime in the bright Hawaian sunshine,
Dear, I'm going to make you all mine,
And that is just why,
Songbirds sing in tune to these words,
When I come back some day,
we'll fly away, Hawaian Butterfly.