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Thread #39684   Message #2710402
Posted By: Genie
28-Aug-09 - 01:29 AM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: SONG OF THE ISLANDS
I am trying to find the songwriter for "Song Of The Islands" -- the one I sing (which was recorded by Marty Robbins, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, and a slew of other people). It's a very well-known Hawai'ian melody but hard to find online, because there are other songs with the same title. I've been going around in circles on "the google" and Wikipedia (and here), to no avail.

Apparently the "Song Of The Islands" written by Charles E King II (Na Lei O Hawai'i) is a completely different song.

The lyrics to this one are as follows:

Islands of Hawaii,
Where skies of blue are calling me,
Where balmy air and golden moonlight
Carress the waving palms of Wai KiKi.

Your valleys with their rainbows,
Your mountains green and deep blue sea,
Your fragrant flowers and dreamy music
Unite and sing a alohahi to me.

OR

Hawai'ian isles of beauty,
Where skies of blue and love is true,
Where balmy air and golden moonlight
Carress the waving palms of Honolulu.

Valleys with their rainbows
Your mountains green, your azure sea,
Your fragrant flowers, enchanting music
Unite and sing "Aloha Oe" to me.


I think the lyrics to this song may have been written by Harry Owens but I'm not sure.