Mudcat Café message #563999 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39684   Message #563999
Posted By: Mudlark
03-Oct-01 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Subject: RE: Your Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Hilo Hattie used to sing a nifty little ditty about fishing...Oh, we're going to a hookilau (sp. questionable)
hookie, hookie, hookie, hookie, hookie hookielau
Repeat
Oh, we'll throw our nets out into the sea
And all the uma uma come a swimmin' to me
Oh, were going...etc.

As a kid I loved Hilo Hattie...she was the consumate grandma...was anything but svelte but could still do the moves! On the "come a swimmin' to me" part she would put one hand on top of the other and revolve her thumbs...

I also like Leon Redbone's Christmas on Christmas Island...it's on his Christmas album...which I have but can't find..maybe not Hawaiian, but at least island....