Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type


Publication Date



The latest song and trot craze!
Hawaiian Butterfly
Words by George A. Little, music by Billy Baskette, Joseph Santly
New York : Leo. Feist Inc.

Some of these resources may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes. Such materials should be seen in the context of the time period and as a reflection of the attitudes of the time. The items are part of the historical record, and do not represent the views of the libraries or the institution.


Somewhere in Hawaii, I'm sending a wire
To someone waiting there for me,
Among the flowers She counts the hours,
She simply carried my heart away,
And I say in dreams ev'ry day:

Beautiful Hulu, Down in dreamy Honolulu,
I am feeling so peculiar,
Since I first met you.
In a moonlit garden fair, Cupid, he is warden there,
Just like the flowers you're true,
Waiting and dreaming a garden of roses;
Sometime in the bright Hawaii sunshine,
Dear, I'm going to make you all mine,
And that is just why,
Songbirds sing in tune to these words,
When I come back some day, we'll fly away,
Hawaian Butterfly. Beautiful fly.

She answered the wire I sent to Hawaii
With simple words, like, "I love you,"
And since she told me, I can see plainly,
Soon I'll be telling you all good bye,
I must go, for I love her so:


The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.