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That Hula Hula

Words and Music by Irving Berlin

New York: Irving Berlin Inc. (1915)

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[Verse 1]
Underneath the sad Hawaiian moon
Where the sad Hawaiian loves to spoon
While the Ukalalies strum a tune.
Ev’ry evening you can see them doing

That Hula Hula,
Have you seen them do the Hula
In Honolula,
The way they do?
I know, if you knew,
How to do the Hula Hula,
You’d be in Honolula doing the Hula too.

[Verse 2]
I can teach you how to do the dance
Tell me, would you like to take a chance?
Shake your hands, quietly advance.
In another minute you’ll be doing




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