Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Ka-lu-a

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1921

Comments

Ka-lu-a

Words by Anne Caldwell

Music by Jerome Kern

New York: T. B. Harms Co. (1921)

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Lyrics:

Where the feathered palm trees lightly sway,
High above the blue Hawaiian bay;
Set in opal, rose and pearl,
Are my mem’ries of a girl;
Could I send a message to her I’d say

When it’s moonlight in Kalua,
Night like this is divine
It was moonlight in Kalua,
When your kisses met mine
Although the rose and jasmine bloom as fair,
And love is calling through the scented air, ev’ry where
It is lonely in Kalua,
Because you are not there. there.

Shadows fall from ev’ry haunted pine,
Where the moonrays on the water shine;
There’s a road of spangled blue,
That would lead me straight to you;
Could I only follow the silver line

When it’s moonlight in Kalua,
Night like this is divine
It was moonlight in Kalua,
When your kisses met mine
Although the rose and jasmine bloom as fair,
And love is calling through the scented air, ev’ry where
It is lonely in Kalua,
Because you are not there. there.

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