Haole Hula

Haole  Hula
by R. Alex Anderson

Vamp: C7 C C7 F x2
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Oh when I hear the strains of that sweet Alekoki 
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And stealing from afar-off guitar “Penei n?” 
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When “Lili`u ?” makes you sway in the moonlight 
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I know the reason why fair Hawaii haunts you so

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The lovely blue of sky and the sapphire of ocean 
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The flashing white of cloud and of waves foaming crest 
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The many shades of green from the plain to the mountain 
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With all the brightest hues of the rainbow we're blessed

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I hear the swish of rain as it sweeps down the valley 
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I hear the song of wind as it sighs through the trees 
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I hear the crash of waves on the rocks and the beaches 
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I hear the hissing surf and the boom of the seas

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I love to dance and sing of the charms of Hawaii 
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And from a joyful heart sing Aloha to you 
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In every note I'll tell of the spell of my islands 
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For then I know that you'll be in love with them too

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For then I know that you'll be in love with them toooooooooo


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