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:
Baskette, Billy; Little, George A.; and Santly, Joseph H., "Hawaiian Butterfly" (1917). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 571.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.