Mudcat Café message #2711834 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39684   Message #2711834
Posted By: Genie
29-Aug-09 - 09:19 PM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: RE: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Q, I am pretty sure the song "Ne Lei O Hawaii" - Charles B King's "Song Of the Islands" - is a different tune than the one I sing (and which I found by a lot of people on YouTube and on records and CDs).
I could be wrong, but it seems the lyrics to "Ne Lei O Hawaii" would not scan right with the "Song Of The Islands" tune I know. Also, I think I checked on a YouTube of "Ne Lei O Hawaii" and it was a very different tune.

The song that Marty Robbins sings, the song that Joanne Castle (?) did on Lawrence Welk, the recording I have by Louis Armstrong, etc., are all the same tune I sing (though I do it in 4/4 time and not too slowly).

Is it possible that Charles E King wrote more than one song called "Song Of The Islands?"