IRVING BERLIN lyrics - My Bird Of Paradise

IRVING BERLIN
"My Bird Of Paradise"

[1st verse:]
In Honolulu, far away
A maiden who could not be gay
Is feeling so much better
Since she received a letter
From her Hawaiian lover came
A little tender note
She's so excited and so delighted
For this is what he wrote

[Refrain:]
Wait for me
My Honolulu girl
My hula-hula girl
I'm coming back to you
That sunny sky land
Hawaiian Island
Will soon be my land
I hear a Ukalele strumming gaily
In my dreams
You seem to say to me
Come back and play to me
That melody oh, so nice!
So if you love me still
My things I'll pack again
Then I'll be coming back again
To you, my Bird of Paradise

[2nd verse:]
In Honolulu, by the sea
A maiden's waiting patiently
And as a ship goes past her
Her little heart beats faster
He'll soon be landing at the pier
She's waiting for the boat
He won't forget her for in his letter
Her sweet Hawaiian wrote