(Edward Grossmith / Ted D. Ward, 1916)
I'm leaving town today I'm going far away
To that land of "Heart's Desire" Fair Hawaii
Do you wonder why I'm gay
Where somebody waits for me.
And where it's sunny as can be.
I know I'll never leave again, never grieve again there beside the sea.
Just picture all those scenes those pretty tropic greens
where most every one adores you nothing bores you
Life is just a happy dream from the rising of the sun.
Until the joyous day is done
That's what the poets rave about Poets crave about
Golden days each one.
Hula Lou yes I'm coming right back to you,
My Hula Lou with a heart that is fond and true
Oh how I'm sighin' love for your undyin' love
That sweet Hawaiian love has won my heart away
Soon I'll be where that ukelele melody keeps ringing plaintively
On the shores of the Lanai
And when the stars are bright out in the pale moonlight
we'll do the Hula, Hula, Hula Lou.