UNDERNEATH HAWAIIAN SKIES
(Words by Ernie Erdman / Music by Fred Rose, 1920)
Where the tropic breezes play, where the palm trees bend and sway,
there a lonely maiden sighs, underneath Hawaiian skies.
Every night beneath the moon, you can hear a lonesome croon,
calling out across the bay, to her lover far away.
Moonbeams kiss the silvry sand, where they wandered, hand in hand,
tears be-dim two soft brown eyes, underneath Hawaiian skies.
Sweet Hawaiian melodies, bring to her fond memories,
of a love that used to be, as she calls across the sea.
Come back to the shores of Honolulu,
I'm so lonely here without you, underneath Hawaiian skies,
tell me am I waiting all in vain, dear?
say you're coming back again dear, to a land that's paradise.
(Can't you hear me calling?)
Come back where each tiny star that twinkles,
and each steel guitar that tinkles breathes of love that never dies;
sometime I just know you'll be returning,
to a heart that's always yearning, underneath Hawaiian skies.