Hawaii, what are you doin'?
You made this wonderful nation talk of you,
You, home of beautiful music o'er the ocean blue,
You made America happy,
And we're much obliged to you.
Oh, Honolulu, America loves you,
We'er thanking you too,we do!
You've made our poorest of families
Dance to your beautiful melodies,
Our millionaires are playing Ukalele's too.
Your hula hula is very peculiar,
In cafes now a days, that's all they do,
Up in Boston where they eat those beans,
They know what Yacki Hula means,
We've got to hand it to you
You made the Yankees delighted,
They dance and get all excited,
we'll all be talkin' Hawaii very soon,
You've got our orchestras playing morning, night and noon,
All that you hear them requesting,
Is a sweet Hawaiian tune.
Cox, Eddie; Clarke, Grant; and Monaco, Jimmie V., "Honolulu, America Loves You" (1916). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 595.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.