ON THE SOUTH SEA ISLE
(Harry Von Tilzer, 1916)
Down upon the South Sea Island
Where I long to be, it's my land,
Oriental breezes fan the air, there,
On the beach of old Whi Woola
You can see the hula hula pretty maidens dancing every where, so fair,
In the night time, that's the right time, all the world's in tune,
Oriental , sentimental, dusky lovers croon.
In this dreamy land of pleasure
There are memories I treasure,
Moonlight strolls along the silv'ry sand,
and, loving eyes that seem'd to haunt me,
lips that used to laugh and taunt me,
listening to the oriental band, so grand,
birds a cooing lovers wooing as they stroll along
Tropic moonlight, dreamy spoonlight, just a world of song.
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm! sweet melodies fill the air,
strange harmonies you will hear most every where just
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm!
You'll hear them singing while you're there,
Ukaleles they're strumming too, they'll play so soft for you,
While dusky maidens will try hard to woo with
Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm! its worth your while on the South Sea Isle.