Historic Sheet Music Collection

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Score

Publication Date

1916

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Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula

(Hawaiian Love Song)

By Edward Ray Goetz, Joe Young & Pete Wendling

New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder Co. (1916)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
Down Hawaii way, where I chanced to stray,
On an evening I heard a Hula maiden play,
Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.
Down Hawaii way, by the moonlit bay,
When I lingered awhile, she stole my heart away,
Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.
Oh, I don’t care if you’ve loved the ladies far and near,
You’d forget about them all if you could hear,
Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.

[Chorus]
I’m coming back to you, my Hula Lou,
Beside the sea at Waikiki,
You’ll play for me.
And once again you’ll sway my heart your way,
With your yaaka hula hickey dula tune.

[Verse 2]
Down Hawaii way, you would love to stray,
If you’d ever see how those Hulas bend and sway,
Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.
Down Hawaii way, while the breakers play,
With a movement just like the waves, those Hulas say,
“Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.”
Oh, I don’t care if you’ve never, never loved before,
You’ll be captivated on that coral shore.
Yaaka hula hickey dula,
Yaaka hula hickey du.

[Chorus]

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