Island Songs 15

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Isle Of Olden Dreams | Island Kisses Mainland Tears | I Hold My Head Up | Island Summer Is Here | My Island Woman | Island Holiday | Love Is Gone | My Love And Me | My Same Love | The Tahitian Lanai | My Lost Love | On The Sunny Side | Islands Over The Ocean | Imagine That | Home | Returning To Lahaina Town | Hula Dancing | Island Girl Of Mine | A New Island Gal | Brown Hawaiian Maidens | Bird Of Paradise | Golden Hawaiian Moon | A Secret | Ku’u Ipo Sweetheart | Island Treats | Old Tahiti Nui Love | Sweetwater Texas Jones | Just A-Strollin’ | Island Drums | Heartbeats Of Two | Sailing To Tahiti | Tongan Boy | Lahaina On My Mind | Pikaki Hana Keiki | Born To Be Yours | Ashes Of Love Letters | Again Last Night | Bells Four | Girl Of Mine | I Took Good Care | Claim My Heart | Blame It On Island Love | Sing To Me Of Lahaina | Leilani’s In Love | After Awhile | Leilani Dreams | Blue Hawaiian Islands | Diamond Tears | Come Stroll With Me | As Teardrops Fall | Hawaiian Crush | That’s All I’d Say | Call Her Ku’u Aloha | Weeping Roses | Your Blue Hawaiian Heaven | Cruise To Nowhere | When All Else Is Gone | Tradewind Tradewind | Steel Guitar Strings | Melody From Across The Sea | An Old Talk Story | Koa Slack Key Guitars | Gentle Are The Dreams | Easily | You Came Strolling | Makuahini Mama Of Mine | I Give My All | That’s My Dream | Old Fashioned Island Love | I Wonder How Long | Lookin’ Lovely | Big Pandanus Grove | Ashes Of My Heart | Island Love Is Strong | Cindy And Mr Dumpty | Banks Of Sweet Tuberoses | Chimes Of Old Maui | Best Under The Sun | You Were Always Around | The Old Sugar Mill | Coral Orchid | Blue Muumuu Blues | Birth Of Slack Key | Blue Lei Beauty | Island Sailor Laddie | Canoe Made For Two | Winds Prevailing | Old Lahaina Town Let Me Down | The Tradewind And I | Island Summer Song | Exchange Of Hearts | Souvenirs Of Tears | Ten Lonely Sailors | Panhandle Snow | My Friend | Mahalo For The Tuberoses | Your Charms | At Hanalei | One Who Loves You So | Twenty Nine Hundred | Oh Luring Isles | My Blossom Of Paradise | Clipper Of Honolulu | Somewhere In Paradise | Lana’i Cane Song | The Maestro | The Luau Crowd | Kindred Soul | To The Island Lee | Summer Island Breeze | You Came Strolling Along | Door Of Your Heart | A Sailor In Me | Duke Paoa Kahanamoku | The Tropic Sun | Sweetest Flower | Beginning Of Aloha Oe | Breeze Of Island Summer | Spot Of Island Sand | Blowing Through My Mind | Gypsy Sailor | Good Island Life | Honolulu Harbor Lights | Lonely Sailor’s Song | Moanalani Mele | Kaua’i No Ka Oi | Faded Island Love | Rose Of Tahiti | Maui Girl Of Mine | Dream Of Finding You | One May Morning | Far Away Tropic Island | Last Island Waltz | Last Island Song | Last Luau Dance | Loneliest Man | Luiki’s Kauna Hula Show | Sonny And Iz | Dreams That Were Green | Golden Sand Of Hawaii Nei | Harbor Lights Of Home | Island Man Island Boy | The Little Rainbow | Long Old Ocean Road | Dreamiest Night | A Lei Of Aloha | My Fair Wahini | Dream That Got Away | Man With The Ukulele | Lei Of Hibiscus And Green | Forever My Destiny | Keiki Lullaby | Tropic Moon Got In My Eyes | A Yellow Moon Rose | As At The First Time | Island Love For Evermore | The Closeness Of You | Island Lady | The Old Island Painter | The Water Wheel | Picture Puzzle | Prison Ship Song | Rose Of Hanalei | An Island In The Sea | Love Is Lovelier | Island Autumn | Call To Love’s Command | Moonlight Hula | Moloka’i Mele | I Give You My Heart | A Rainbow Fell | Another Hawaiian Dream | Rhapsody Of The Seas | With You Only I’ll Sing | Island Lady Brown | The Story Of Leilani | Wahini So Untrue | A Tropic Island Theme | Lost From My Heart | An Island Of Love | Violins Tuberoses And You | Aloha Oe For Evermore | A Luau Celebration | A Night So Lovely | Down At Ala Moana | Our Last Luau | Those Hawaiian Islands | Makani | Can’t Turn Off The Moon | Hilo Hattie Hula | So Far From You | An Island Serenade | This Isle Is Your Isle | This Magic Island | This Old Koa Guitar | Sleepy South Seas Moon | Aloha Oe Waikiki | Two Stars | Haina Ia Mai Kapuana La | Three Thousand



Isle Of Olden Dreams (Larry W. Jones 04/04/2004) (song#2801)

I know there exists two lips that I kissed lovingly
My heart was felled when hands that I held beckoned me
Over the ocean with deep devotion, I can still see
Someone sighing as she’s crying Aloha ‘oe, Aloha ‘oe

Here in my mind I find myself back on that shore
Strolling warm sand, hand in hand as before
Keep my love in your heart, should ever we part, I say
But come the morning without warning, my dream drifts away

I hear the call of an island
But it’s far in the past, it seems
Cast in the sand, in the land of
My isle of olden dreams

Where the waves kiss the shore
I miss her more than ever
And I know, where tradewinds blow
I’ll forget her never, no never

Here in my mind I find myself back on that shore
Strolling warm sand, hand in hand as before
Keep my love in your heart, should ever we part, I say
But come the morning without warning, my dream drifts away

I hear the call of an island
But it’s far in the past, it seems
Cast in the sand, in the land of
My isle of olden dreams



Island Kisses Mainland Tears (Larry W. Jones 04/04/2004) (song#2802)

 

Island kisses, mainland tears
That’s all I have for souveniers
Never dreamed I’d be strolling alone
Along this road of memories

Happy days with lots of fun
Now they’re just a sad refrain
I recall the island’s call to summer sun
As I look out at the cold and rain

Island love is a fire, a sweet desire
That burns wherever you are
And nothing sounds like the sound acquired
From an island steel guitar

Island kisses, mainland tears
Like sweet music, they fade away
That’s all I have for souveniers
Along with dreams of yesterday

Island love is a fire, a sweet desire
That burns wherever you are
And nothing sounds like the sound acquired
From an island steel guitar

Island kisses, mainland tears
Like sweet music, they fade away
That’s all I have for souveniers
Along with dreams of yesterday

That’s all I have for souveniers
Along with dreams of yesterday
Island kisses, mainland tears



I Hold My Head Up (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2004) (song#2803)

 

I hold my head up when I go strolling
So tears don’t go rolling and fall
Memories of happy island days are tolling
Tonight when I’m alone and islands call

I hold my head up when I go strolling
Viewing the stars in paradise
Memories of gentle waves that came rolling
Memories of you through tearful eyes

Cheerfulness lies somewhere beyond the rainbow
Cheerfulness has gone from where tradewinds blow

I hold my head up when I go strolling
So tears don’t go rolling and fall
My heart now needs so much consoling
Tonight when I’m alone and islands call

Memories of happy island days are tolling
But tonight I can’t hear the tune
Loneliness is what the stars are extolling
Happiness is on the far side of the moon

I hold my head up when I go strolling
So tears don’t go rolling and fall
My heart is on the reef where waves are rolling
Tonight when I’m alone and islands call



Island Summer Is Here (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2004) (song#2804)

 

Ridin’ in my woodie in old Lahaina town
K-POA radio playin’ my favorite sounds
Rhythms of steel guitars in the park
Island musicians tunin’ up and ready to start

Cause it’s island summer
Island summertime is here
Yeah, it’s island summer
Best time of the year
Yeah, it’s island summer
My island time is here

Tourists strollin’ barefoot in the sand
Breathin’ the best air in the land
Lovers are everywhere holdin’ hands
No better time to be an island man

From the big island to Niihau and Oahu
Or anywhere else in Hawaii blue
When you feel tradewind breezes in your hair
Happiness is real and no other place can compare

Cause it’s island summer
Island summertime is here
Yeah, it’s island summer
Best time of the year
Yeah, it’s island summer
My island time is here



My Island Woman (Larry W. Jones 04/09-2004) (song#2805)

 

Curtains flutter in the cottage window
Nothing clutters the beauty of twilight
Tiki torches flicker as the breezes blow
My island woman’s waiting for me tonight

Island breeze from the sea is so divine
Blowin’ where the air is sweet as wine

Honolulu Times is laying on the front porch
Island music is coming from the shore
I stroll on up past the tiki torch
Open the screen of the little cottage door

Days of island summer, nights under the moon
My woman’s humming her favorite tune
When I come home from workin’ all day
I bring my island woman a sweet fragrant lei

Island breeze from the sea is so divine
Blowin’ where the air is sweet as wine

She smiles and pauses from her cookin’
Lau lau and poi and a table set for two
For her love I don’t need a bookin’
My island woman makes my dreams come true



Island Holiday (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2004) (song#2806)

 

We’re sailing to an island holiday
Availing ourselves of a rendesvous
Have some fun in the sun on an island holiday
Over in Hawaii blue
An island holiday for me and you

We’re sailing to where the sun shines brightly
We’ll be hailing ahoy there soon
Strolling under the moon there nightly
And we’ll be making dreams come true

Everyone should take an island holiday
Make it where the sea is tourquoise blue
Go to where the breezes jolly play
And where your dreams will all come true

We’re sailing to where the sun shines brightly
We’ll be hailing ahoy there soon
Strolling under the moon there nightly
And we’ll be making dreams come true

We’re sailing to an island holiday
Availing ourselves of a rendesvous
Have some fun in the sun on an island holiday
Over in Hawaii blue
An island holiday for me and you



Love Is Gone (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2004) (song#2807)

 

Twilight is quickly falling
The flower lei is slowly fading
My ship has departed from the shore
And my heart says that love is o’re

Skies of paradise are turning to grey
There’s no more rainbows in the rain
I still hear the islands calling
While my tears are falling
Love is over, never to return again

I see a star or two through the clouds
The tropic moonlight grows weak and pale
I whisper your name again out loud
As I lean alone against the rail
Love is over, I can tell

Like sea birds, my dreams have flown away
Without a word, she was gone
With tears in my eyes, I have to say
Aloha ‘oe to this tropic zone
Love is gone as my ship sails away

I see a star or two through the clouds
I whisper your name again out loud

Like sea birds, my dreams have flown away
Without a word, she was gone
With tears in my eyes, I have to say
Aloha ‘oe to this tropic zone
Love is gone as my ship sails away

Love is gone as my ship sails away



My Love And Me (Larry W. Jones 04/09/2004) (song#2808)

 

Warm rain falls down by the window
Tradewinds blow soft in the moonbeams
Our love is true love, we both know
Here by the sea, here by the sea

She’s the gold at the end of the rainbow
I behold her beauty as moonglow
Hand in hand, strolling with me
Here by the sea, strolling here with me

Our summer song was dancing to love’s command
While they were playing where palm trees are swaying
Duke Kahanamoku’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

We sailed back to the mainland
Left a trail of dreams of islands in the stream
Then we dreamed about tomorrow
There by the sea, there by the sea

She wants to stay in the islands
She says that’s where life can be lived slow
She’d be my island lady, I’d be her island man
We could live where the tradewinds blow

Our summer song was dancing to love’s command
While they were playing where palm trees are swaying
Duke Kahanamoku’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Breezes blow the curtains of our cottage window
Tradewinds sometimes are a wonder
Island love is a tiki fire
Here by the sea, here with my love and me



My Same Love (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2829)

 

Now I must be leaving
So, Aloha ‘oe sweetheart
Please don’t be grieving
I’ll return when the tide is high
So, even though we must now part
Smile for me, don’t let me see you cry

A goodbye kiss and a fragrant lei
Aloha ‘oe until my returning day
Though I must go, I’ll miss you so
And my same love for you will burn

When guitars start to play Aloha ‘oe
It will be a sad refrain
So, take this lei to remember me
Our aloha ‘oe sweetheart, won’t be in vain

No tears, say cheers and smile now
I’ll return again sweetheart
Soon the sun will shine on a brand new day
We’ll stroll when the moon’s on the bay
So, as a token while we’re apart
Please wear this fragrant flower lei

When guitars start to play Aloha ‘oe
It will be a sad refrain
So, take this lei to remember me
Our aloha ‘oe sweetheart, won’t be in vain

A goodbye kiss and a fragrant lei
Aloha ‘oe until my returning day
Though I must go, I’ll miss you so
And my same love for you will burn



The Tahitian Lanai (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2810)

Moa Ta Ha’ari, served in a coconut shell
At the Tahitian Lanai, puts you in a tropical spell
Connie Francis and the Lennon sisters
Michael Landon and Charles Bronson misters
Were just a few of the millions who knew
Hawaii blue and the Tahitian Lanai

Iwalani Kamahele sang Love Song of Kalua
While swaying the crowd with her graceful hula
Ilai Sam Jennings danced a mele of the Samoan nation
LeRoy Larinaga and Alfred Apaka crooned Old Plantation
The piano was hot for all those who knew
Hawaii blue and the Tahitian Lanai

Beside a blue lagoon, they serenaded the moon
Old Auntie Mary picked up any verse
And Auntie Lei Gould would in Hawaiian converse
Ron Miyashiro held the piano bar together
Pua Baker, ukulele maker, was there in any weather
Iwalani the waitress and Kenny Maertens say aye, aye
To Hawaii blue and the Tahitian Lanai

From Waikiki to Sand Island’s La Mariana
To Honolulu’s Pagoda, drinking tropical soda
The Tahitian Lanai from the old fifties
Is the last of old Waikiki’s places nifty
We all knew that ohana paradise grew in
Hawaii blue and the Tahitian Lanai



My Lost Love (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2811)

 

Lost love is a tempest like the wind and tide
Something that only memories can hold
But I was blessed and I can’t hide
The fact that love was made of gold

I look toward the islands of paradise skies
And not a ray of hope do I find
But when I look back past where lost love died
I can cope because love is there in my mind

Island songs we sang in the summer time
But all too soon the tempest came
I can still remember sweet Maui chimes
Before the wind blew out the tiki flame

Now the words of beautiful island songs
Of paradise birds and luau throngs
Are here to remind me of my lost love
Across the ocean that I’m dreaming of

Island songs we sang in the summer time
But all too soon the tempest came
I can still remember sweet Maui chimes
Before the wind blew out the tiki flame

Now the words of beautiful island songs
Of paradise birds and luau throngs
Are here to remind me of my lost love
Across the ocean that I’m dreaming of

Across the ocean and my lost love



On The Sunny Side (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2812)

 

Since you left me, little darlin’
I’ve just grown old and gray
It still grieves me, little darlin’
But here’s one thing I want to say

I’ll be waitin’ on the leeward side
Where sweet island tuberoses grow
On the sunny side of the island
Where the gentle breezes blow

I know you can’t forget about those days
When we walked together strollin’ slow
And I know you can’t forget those promises
That we talked about so long ago

It’s been so long, little darlin’
But my dreams of you still lingers on
Think of me, little darlin’
When your days of ramblin’ are all gone

Won’t you write me a letter, little darlin’
All the better if you came back to me
Sometimes I wonder, little darlin’
If our island love was ever meant to be

I’ll be waitin’ on the leeward side
Where sweet island tuberoses grow
On the sunny side of the island
Where the gentle breezes blow



Islands Over The Ocean (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2813)

 

Islands over the ocean makes me glad
The mainland commotion makes me sad
Islands over the seas welcome sunrise
Islands always take me to paradise

If I had a way to say I love you
I’d give you this day a flower lei
If I had a dream to dream of you
I’d dream of a song on moonlight bay

Islands over the ocean makes me glad
The mainland commotion makes me sad
Islands over the seas welcome sunrise
Islands always take me to paradise

If I had a story to write about you
It would be of the glory of your smile
If I had a lifestyle to offer to you
We’d spend our life together on the isle

Islands over the ocean makes me glad
The mainland commotion makes me sad
Islands over the seas welcome sunrise
Islands always take me to paradise



Imagine That (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2814)

Imagine that no islands ever rose from the sea
Imagine that no sweet tuberose grew for you and me
Imagine that tradewinds didn’t blow endlessly
Imagine that you never loved me

Imagine that no tropic moon ever shined again
Imagine that the month of June never came again
Imagine that no island tune ever played again
Imagine that you never loved me

It’s not impossible to imagine the impossible
But it’s impossible to imagine our love can’t thrive
Imagine that future plans could not be contrived
Imagine that island sands would not forever survive
Imagine that if our dreams died, so would I
Imagine that you never loved me

It’s not impossible to imagine the impossible
But it’s impossible to imagine our love can’t thrive
Imagine that future plans could not be contrived
Imagine that island sands would not forever survive
Imagine that if our dreams died, so would I
Imagine that you never loved me

Imagine that you never loved me



Home (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2815)

 

Way over in the polynesian islands
On the way to Mandalay
That’s where I’ll return when sailing I’ve done
Home to where the tradewinds play

Way over in the polynesian islands
On the way to Mandalay
That’s where I’ll return when sailing I’ve done
Home to where the tradewinds play

All up and down the oceans seven
Sadly I’ve sailed
Now I’m longing for a piece of heaven
Oh, for polynesian islands I’ve wailed

Way over in the polynesian islands
On the way to Mandalay
That’s where I’ll return when sailing I’ve done
Home to where the tradewinds play

All up and down the oceans seven
Sadly I’ve sailed
Now I’m longing for a piece of heaven
Oh, for polynesian islands I’ve wailed

I’ve dreamed of my girl here with me
Sadly I’ve roamed my life away
Oh, sailors, will you take me to be
Home to where the tradewinds play
Home to where the tradewinds play
Home to where the tradewinds play
Home to where the tradewinds play



Returning To Lahaina Town (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2816)

 

I’m returning to Lahaina town
Where the pace of life is yawning
I’m returning to hear island sounds
On a lovely Lahaina town morning

I’m returning to Lahaina town
To where roses grow in bramble
Yearning to return to paradise
Where I as a boy there rambled

It’s been so long since I sailed to find
Gold and silver with all my trying
Now I know I left pure gold behind
With a girl who stood there crying

On the night watch it’s never warm
I only dream of her beside me
I feel her arms, I see her charms
And my heart swells up inside me

I’m returning to Lahaina town
Where the pace of life is yawning
I’m returning to hear island sounds
On a lovely Lahaina town morning

I hope she’s there in Lahaina town
And if she’s there to meet me
I’ll never again leave old Lahaina town
Gold and silver could never persuade me



Hula Dancing (Larry W. Jones 04/10/2004) (song#2817)

 

It’s twilight here in this tropic zone
With the music from K-POI radio on
Windows are open for the tradewind breeze
Can’t remember when I’ve been so pleased
Cause we’re

Hula dancing, swaying to the music
Hula dancing, me and my island girl
Hula dancing, swaying to the music
No one’s better than my island girl
No one but my island girl

We dance the hula together with the lights down low
The tiki torch reflects against the cottage wall
K-POI radio is playing island music soft and slow
The rest of the world should hear Hawaii Calls
Cause we’re

Hula dancing, swaying to the music
Hula dancing, me and my island girl
Hula dancing, swaying to the music
No one’s better than my island girl
No one but my island girl

We dance the hula in the purple twilight
Tradewinds whisper that I love you tonight
Cause we’re

Hula dancing, swaying to the music
Hula dancing, me and my island girl
Hula dancing, swaying to the music
No one’s better than my island girl
No one but my island girl



Island Girl Of Mine (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2818)

 

There was no plan, I didn’t see it coming
But island drums were drumming strong
Those Maui chimes, were always humming in my mind
But I never heard such a lovely song

Sand, island sand
Without a doubt
Calling me, calling you
Sweet island girl of mine
Dreams never came so true
I was just resigned
That no one would ever come like you

But as I hold you tight, here tonight
Dreams don’t seem so lonely, when there are only two
And when I dream, everything turns out right
When I dream of you

Sand, island sand
Without a doubt
Calling me, calling you
Sweet island girl of mine
Dreams never came so true
I was just resigned
That no one would ever come like you

Sweet island girl of mine
Dreams never came so true
I was just resigned
That no one would ever come like you
Sweet island girl of mine



A New Island Gal (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2819)

 

Sweet Georgia Brown moved to old Lahaina town
She wanted to stay where breezes play
There’s a new island gal in old Lahaina town
Some island gals get jealous, she always gets her way
All the guys on Maui holler wowee
About sweet, sweet Georgia Brown
She shines like a flower lei, island folks all say

No island gal can compare with sweet Georgia Brown
Her name is whispered in the air, sweet Georgia Brown
She came on the tide, they were by her side, sweet Georgia Brown
I never knew why, now I’ll tell you why (she’s paradise)
It’s been told that she likes to stroll in old Lahaina town
The town was hot, now it’s not, she cooled it down
Maui guys that she don’t know just ain’t been to the luau show
Georgia named her, Maui claimed her, sweet Georgia Brown

All you island gals don’t have a clue
It’s no wonder you’re turning blue
But don’t try to find some lame excuse
This gal’s the buzz if there ever wuz
She sure does good what she does
This gal seems to be everywhere
(Her name is whispered in the tradewind air)

No island gal can compare with sweet Georgia Brown
Her name is whispered in the air, sweet Georgia Brown
She came on the tide, they were by her side, sweet Georgia Brown
I never knew why, now I’ll tell you why (she’s paradise)
The Maui boys serve lots of poi to sweet Georgia Brown
Hilo Hattie goes to her fashion shows in old Lahaina town
Maui guys can’t keep their eyes focused on the ground
When they come to old Lahaina town to see sweet Georgia Brown



Brown Hawaiian Maidens (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2820)

 

Beneath blue Hawaiian skies
Amid paradise of coco trees
Pretty brown Hawaiian maidens
Are laden with flower leis

So lovely they’re sure to please
Any who love the island ways
There underneath the stars
Swaying to native guitars

I hear their sweet voices singing
Soft melodies they’re bringing
Hula skirts sway in the tiki light
Aloha shirts are busy this hula night

Pretty brown Hawaiian maidens
Dance for you the Liliu E
Maui boys make sweet, sweet noise
With their island steel guitars

Beneath blue Hawaiian skies
Amid paradise of coco trees
Pretty brown Hawaiian maidens
Are laden with flower leis

So lovely they’re sure to please
Any who love the island ways
There underneath the stars
Swaying to native guitars



Bird Of Paradise (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2821)

 

I wandered lonely here and yon
On mainlands wide and deserts dried
But everywhere there was no one
With whom my heart could abide

Then far away shores called to me
And on that isle of sweet romance
I found my true love by the sea
She was love at my first glance

It was in Waikiki I saw her there
Strolling underneath blue, blue skies
She wore a red, red flower in her hair
And dark brown polynesian eyes

I felt so happy then
And when I saw her smile
I can’t remember when
I had seen such lovely style

It wasn’t many days
Before I looked into her eyes
And I told her all the ways
She was my bird of paradise



Golden Hawaiian Moon (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2822)

 

Golden Hawaiian moon
Shine your beams upon the sea
Golden Hawaiian moon
Find and bring my love to me

Golden Hawaiian moon
Shine upon one I adore
Spread beams of love here soon
So I don’t dream anymore

When twilight comes calling
I hear the islands calling
Oh, please come back to me
Bring her back to me

Golden Hawaiian moon
Shine your beams upon the sea
Golden Hawaiian moon
Find and bring my love to me

Golden Hawaiian moon
You can make my dreams come true
Golden Hawaiian moon
I’m depending on you



A Secret (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2823)

 

My heart holds a secret, sweet Leilani
A story I’ll impart only to thee

Every island rose where sea breeze blows
Knows how it goes, and was meant to be
I must tell, I love you well, sweet Leilani

Come stroll with me, stroll with me
Your face is oh, so fair, I breathe your air
For all to see

Your love would be so pure and sweet
Please come and sweep me off my feet
Sweet Leilani

Every island rose where sea breeze blows
Knows how it goes, and was meant to be
I must tell, I love you well, sweet Leilani

Come stroll with me, stroll with me
Your face is oh, so fair, I breathe your air
For all to see

Your love would be so pure and sweet
Please come and sweep me off my feet
Sweet Leilani



Ku’u Ipo Sweetheart (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2824)

 

My heart tells me that I’ll never leave you
I’ll always remember the day that we met
It was paradise, my heart began to fly
And your love I could never forget

As long as you’re strolling here beside me
As long as island love is here to guide me
What you and I started can never be parted
As long as we have this island life to live
Aloha love will always be here to give
And I’ll keep calling you ku’u ipo, sweetheart

I know your love will always make me happy
Open the door to my heart and you’ll see
It’s in paradise, that’s why my heart can fly
And your sweet love is all I need to please me

As long as you’re strolling here beside me
As long as island love is here to guide me
What you and I started can never be parted
As long as we have this island life to live
Aloha love will always be here to give
And I’ll keep calling you ku’u ipo, sweetheart

I’ll keep calling you ku’u ipo, sweetheart



Island Treats (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2825)

 

If you need a moon to shine real bright
That looks indeed like the light in your eyes
Sweetheart, I would steal the moon tonight
And give it to you in paradise

Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
I love to kiss you as tradewinds blow
Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
The sweetest island girl I’ve ever known

If you need a dream of a sunny isle
I’ll go to extremes to buy Hawaii blue
I’ll succeed in my try to make you smile
And I’ll make all your dreams come true

Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
I love to kiss you as tradewinds blow
Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
The sweetest island girl I’ve ever known

Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
I love to kiss you as tradewinds blow
Cause I give island treats to my sweet
Love as sweet as sugar cane to my honey
The sweetest island girl I’ve ever known



Old Tahiti Nui Love (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2826)

 

Islands of polynesia
Your dark blue skies are calling to me
Your scented air is recalling memories
Of balmy days and golden moonlight
And a love in old Tahiti nui

Green mountains where tradewind blows
Green valleys full of rainbows
Pull on my heart with dreamy music
And sweet dreams return to me
Of a love in old Tahiti nui

Islands of polynesia
Your dark blue skies are calling to me
Your scented air is recalling memories
Of balmy days and golden moonlight
And a love in old Tahiti nui

Green mountains where tradewind blows
Green valleys full of rainbows
Pull on my heart with dreamy music
And sweet dreams return to me
Of a love in old Tahiti nui



Sweetwater Texas Jones (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2827)

 

He rode off into the night
Away from those Sweetwater Texas lights
West Texas wind was stinging
Must have heard some island singing
Ringing in a brand new light

Aloha ‘oe to Sweetwater Texas
Goodbye to what life used to be
Traded in his brand new Lexus
For some sand and sun out in the sea

Aloha ‘oe to the daily grind and phone
Had to find himself a tropic zone
Left behind what was LW Jones
Nobody can find Sweetwater Texas Jones

Sweetwater Texas Jones, keep on riding
There’s an island somewhere you can find
Tropic air is where you’ll be abiding
Sweetwater Texas is not your state of mind

Lookin’ for a place with rainbows shining
Brighter than the Texas summer skies
Lookin’ for a cloud with a silver lining
Sweetwater Texas just wasn’t paradise

Aloha ‘oe to the daily grind and phone
Had to find himself a tropic zone
Left behind what was LW Jones
No moss growing on rolling stones
Nobody can find Sweetwater Texas Jones
Nobody can find Sweetwater Texas Jones



Just A-Strollin’ (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2828)

 

Well, there’s an island girl where rainbows shine
Her name is Leilani and she sure is lookin’ fine
I saw her at the luau with her little hula grass skirt on
I strolled on over to her house in the Ala Moana zone
Her brother was playing his ukulele just like island guys
Her mama was cookin’ kalua pig in the oven up real nice
Her daddy was poundin’ poi to eat with fish and rice

So we went a-strollin’
Yeah, we went a-strollin’
Sweet Leilani she’s as sweet as pineapples grown by Dole
I never dreamed I’d be a-strollin’ with her where breakers roll
Just a-strollin’

Now Leilani is my ku’u ipo sweetheart from paradise
When I’m strollin’ on the beach with her you outta see the guys
Sweet Leilani she’s as sweet as pineapples grown by Dole
I never dreamed I’d be a-strollin’ with her where breakers roll
Just a-strollin’
Just a-strollin’



Island Drums (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2829)

 

Island drums are humming on the strings of my heart
Playing there to remind me of my island home
No matter where they find me, they always do their part
I hear those island drums no matter where I roam

If I sailed a ship across the oceans seven
My mind would always slip back to my piece of heaven
Island drums I hear wherever I explore
Calling me to return to my island shore

Ohana love I find in every grain of sand
Island drums can be heard a million miles
I succumb to the call for I’m an island man
Island drums say return to vermillion isles

Island drums are humming on the strings of my heart
Playing there to remind me of my island home
No matter where they find me, they always do their part
I hear those island drums no matter where I roam

I hear those island drums no matter where I roam



Heartbeats Of Two (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2830)

 

All I have to say is
May I give all my love to you
I don’t want to live another day if
My dreams of you will not come true
I can feel heartbeats of two
When I’m dancing close to you

There’s no other way to say
But that I love you more each day
It’s so romantic here I know
Where tradewinds softly blow
That’s how I know you feel the same
Heartbeats of two with different names

I can feel heartbeats of two
When I’m dancing close to you

There’s no other way to say
But that I love you more each day
It’s so romantic here I know
Where tradewinds softly blow
That’s how I know you feel the same
Heartbeats of two with different names

I can feel heartbeats of two
I can feel heartbeats of two
I can feel heartbeats of two
When I’m dancing close to you

There’s no other way to say
No other way to say
But that I love you more each day



Sailing To Tahiti (Larry W. Jones 04/11/2004) (song#2831)

 

Sailing to Tahiti
Sailing to Tahiti

Well, I’ve been working the night shift all year
I said, honey, let’s sail away from here
Well, my woman said that sounds just fine
Let’s sail away while we’ve still got time

Sailing to Tahiti
Sailing to Tahiti

I’ll be the captain, you be first mate
Stow the rum on the boat before it’s too late
Let the jet set get there fast
We’ve got the time, let’s make it last

Sailing to Tahiti
Sailing to Tahiti



Tongan Boy (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2832)

 

Tongan boy don’t like this Frisco bay
Water way too cold and way too far away
Remember when I board big ship at Tonga Tapu bay
Captain say he point to me place where you stay
Tongan boy have photo of your face to chase

Haole girl with teeth like pearl, where you go
(where you go)
Tongan boy come from where tradewinds blow
(where tradewinds blow)
Now I stroll here in the cold and call your name
(call your name)
Tongan boy guess Frisco bay and Tonga Tapu not the same

Haole girl make Tongan boy make big mistake
When ship sail back tomorrow, no sorrow, no be late
Tonga isle just make girl smile and say words wrong
Now I return where Tongan boy belong

Haole girl with teeth like pearl, where you go
(where you go)
Tongan boy come from where tradewinds blow
(where tradewinds blow)
Now I stroll here in the cold and call your name
(call your name)
Tongan boy guess Frisco bay and Tonga Tapu not the same



Lahaina On My Mind (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2833)

 

The tradewind breeze was there to please
More than just the tall palm trees
Paradise was there awaiting
And so was she

Island love was like some romance
Coming from a book of mystery
It was the last time to take a chance
Before love became mere history

But I couldn’t stay there at the quay
Had to get back on the boat
I saw her glance my way as I sailed away
And that was all she wrote

It was I who cried when we waved goodbye
As I sailed away when the sun went down
And when the sun came up I still could find
It was her and Lahaina on my mind

It was I who cried when we waved goodbye
As I sailed away when the sun went down
And when the sun came up I still could find
It was her and Lahaina on my mind

It was her and Lahaina on my mind



Pikaki Hana Keiki (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2834)

On the day that you were born
I too saw the sun first rise
Kumu hula blew the sea shell horn
Heard over the islands of paradise

For you are part of my paradise
Beautiful pikaki and rainbow light
Sweet as cane in soft moonlight
E ke aloha ku’u ipo Hana keiki

He lei poina ole pikaki Hana keiki
E ke aloha, Hana keiki mau loa

Tonight as I hold you in my arms
I sing you songs of sweet islands
That will greet our tomorrows
My love will keep you from all harm
There will be no sorrows

For you are part of my paradise
Beautiful pikaki and rainbow light
Sweet as cane in soft moonlight
E ke aloha ku’u ipo Hana keiki

Ha`ina mai ka puana lâ
He lei poina ole pikaki Hana keiki
E ke aloha, Hana keiki mau loa



Born To Be Yours (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2835)

 

I’ll be yours until the moon stops its beaming
Yours til there’s no island songs to sing
Yours until all dreamers cease from dreaming
This is the love to you I bring

I’ll be yours as long as I can remember
Love that began on a distant shore
And I can say there’ll always be an ember
For I was born to forever be yours

I’ll be yours until the moon stops its beaming
Yours til there’s no island songs to sing
Yours until all dreamers cease from dreaming
This is the love to you I bring

I’ll be yours as long as I can remember
Love that began on a distant shore
And I can say there’ll always be an ember
For I was born to forever be yours

For I was born to forever be yours



Ashes Of Love Letters (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2836)

 

Yesterday I found your old love letters
Today I burned them, every one
I know things won’t be getting any better
Though no wrong to you I’ve ever done

Your first letter is the one I most remember
Almost as much as the last that broke my heart in two
The tiki torch of love is now a dying ember
In the ashes of love letters from Hawaii blue

Yesterday I found your old love letters
Today I saw their smoke instead
I saw again those ku’u ipo aloha’s
In all those words of love you said

Your first letter is the one I most remember
Almost as much as the last that broke my heart in two
The tiki torch of love is now a dying ember
In the ashes of love letters from Hawaii blue



Again Last Night (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2837)

 

I dreamed of you again last night
Dreamed of you till the morning light
All this dreaming might not be right
But I dreamed of you again last night

How can a mainland guy’s heart last
Dreaming about an island past
But you’re never fully out of sight
Cause I dreamed of you again last night

I tried counting sheep while lying in bed
But I saw your face and sleep just fled
Even heard tradewinds whisper goodnight
As I dreamed of you again last night

When twilight comes I might as well run
All I see is you in the tropic sun
And I know exactly what will happen tonight
Cause I dreamed of you again last night

I dreamed of you again last night



Bells Four (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2838)

 

On a monsoon gale night, no star shined its light
And the wind came howlin’ down the shore
There stood a brave sailor lad with his sweetheart so sad
And his orders to board at bells four
They kissed aloha ‘oe goodbyes with tears in their eyes
But the island boy had joy in his heart he couldn’t hide
The island seemed bright even though it was night
For when he returned she would be his island bride
The wind fairly hummed as the ship sailed along
Black water came a-pouring cross the deck
The lightning only seemed to brighten up his dream
Of tomorrow when a lei he’d place around her neck
He steered the ship through the waves
And then stood still his heart so brave
For ahead there lay the reef that would bring him grief
The wild winds didn’t hear his prayer, didn’t even care
About his lovely island maid on the sand standing there
In the werckage on the sand lay her brave island man
Holding a fragrant flower lei just as he had said
His breath slowly expired as he bravely inquired
Of the young island maiden he was to wed
He said there’s a little cottage that I give to you
Where I dreamed that we would live, you and I
This lei I give here also to you for my love is true
Aloha ‘oe sweetheart til we meet in the sweet by and by



Girl Of Mine (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2839)

 

There are golden islands in the sea far away
You and I will find them some sweet day
There’ll be island songs just for us
And they will sound so fine

Over where the skies are blue, girl of mine
We’ll take our time, girl of mine
I don’t know just where they are
But we’re gonna stroll there underneath the stars

When we find that golden sand
We’ll sit down and listen to the band
Watch the world while we get tanned
When we find that golden sand
Girl of mine

In the sea far away, far away
You and I will find those golden islands
Some sweet day
And we’ll say Aloha to friends so fine
When we find those golden isles
In the sea far away, far away
Girl of mine

And we’ll say Aloha to friends so fine
When we find those golden isles
In the sea far away, far away
Girl of mine



I Took Good Care (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2840)

 

Well, your tears are fallin’ cause I’ve taken her away
And I know it really hurts you so, but
There’s something that I’ve gotta say

I took good care of your baby
I’ve never made her blue
I just told her that I love her
I make sure I’m thinking of her
In everything I say and do

Aww, I took good care of you baby
I have never made her cry
I just let my love surround her
I paint rainbows all around her
I don’t let her see a cloudy sky

Once upon a time this little girl was yours
If you’d been true, I know she’d never be with me

So, I took good care of your baby
I’ve been just as kind as I can be
Too bad but she discovered
That you didn’t really love her
I’ll never send your baby away from me

Well, I took good care of your baby
I’ve been just as kind as I can be
Too bad but she discovered
That you didn’t really love her
I’ll never send your baby away from me

Aww, I took good care of you baby
Well, I took good care of you baby
I took good care of your baby



Claim My Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2841)

 

I will let you claim my heart
And it will be yours forever
Just tell me that yours will be mine alone
And that love will flame forever

Ever since we met that day
Strolling on the isle
I can’t forget what may
Be a new life style

True love like yours I’ve never known
It came with the tradewinds gently blown

The island beat tells a new refrain
Pearly shells seem to whisper your name
Don’t ever leave or you’ll break my heart
I know island love is here to play its part

Ever since we met that day
Strolling on the isle
I can’t forget what may
Be a new life style

Island love is here to play its part
So, I will let you claim my heart
I will let you claim my heart



Blame It On Island Love (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2842)

 

Here I stroll again
Waves are rolling in
Maui chimes are tolling again
Blame it on island love

Here I spoon again
There’s the yellow moon again
Sure feel mellow again
Blame it on island love

I thought the music had gone away
Just a trick anyway
Waiting for a sunny day
And we sure clicked today

There’s a silver lining now
Rainbows are shining now
No more pining now
Blame it on island love

Here comes high tide again
Got a brand new bride again
Guess we’ll decide on twins
Blame it on island love

Here I stroll again
Waves are rolling in
Maui chimes are tolling again
Blame it on island love



Sing To Me Of Lahaina (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2843)

I said goodbye to the state of Texas
Headin’ for a brand new island home
In the state of Texas is where my ex is
Now I know it’s time to roam
Trees grow tall in the piney woods
And they stay green all year round
But I’ve got the blues like I knew I would
So I’m headin’ for Lahaina town

Sing to me of Lahaina
Old whaling town in the sea
I can’t wait
Come on and follow
To old Lahaina town with me

And it’s pedal to the metal on the super slab
Gotta catch a plane in ‘ole Big D
Goin’ to Maui to become a hermit crab
Old Lahaina is the town for me
Flyin’ out over the Rockies
Leavin’ California behind
Gonna tune in a Maui disc jockey
Slack key music will ease my mind
See the sun rise over West Maui mountains
I’ll watch while strollin’ the shore
Rainbows and waterfall fountains
Who could ever ask for more

Sing to me of Lahaina
Old whaling town in the sea
I can’t wait
Come on and follow
To old Lahaina town with me



Leilani’s In Love (Larry W. Jones 04/12/2004) (song#2844)

 

I hear the tradewinds whispering above
Leilani, Leilani, Leilani’s in love
The old tropic moon beams soft as a dove
Leilani, Leilani, Leilani’s in love

Does my sweetheart hear what I hear
Maui chimes so very near
My heart beats like island drums
This feeling’s so sincere

Here in Hawaii blue he’s the one I’m dreaming of
Leilani, Leilani, Leilani’s in love

Bird of paradise, so nice to let you know
Leilani, Leilani, you’re all aglow
The breeze from off the bay murmers low
Leilani, Leilani, you’ve got to let him know

When soft shadows form on islands warm
The moon will give its charms
I’d sing an island melody
If only I could be wrapped in his arms

Here in Hawaii blue he’s the one I’m dreaming of
Leilani, Leilani, Leilani’s in love



After Awhile (Larry W. Jones 04/13/2004) (song#2845)

 

Here on the isle, after awhile
I learned to smile again
Here on the isle, after awhile
My heart started to mend

I let my heartaches flow out with the tide
And after awhile, here on the isle
I found true love can’t be denied
After awhile

So, if some day you get a feeling
That your heart will never be healing
Just live the island style for awhile
And your heart will be revealing
That here on the isle, after awhile
You, too can smile

I let my heartaches flow out with the tide
And after awhile, here on the isle
I found true love can’t be denied
After awhile

So, if some day you get a feeling
That your heart will never be healing
Just live the island style for awhile
And your heart will be revealing
That here on the isle, after awhile
You, too can smile



Leilani Dreams (Larry W. Jones 04/13/2004) (song#2846)

Tonight while the raindrops are falling
I stare out my window and see
Islands in dreams that are calling
Me back to my sweet Leilani

Leilani, Leilani
My arms are still open wide
In dreams I confide
I miss you, sweet Leilani

My heart belongs to no other
And I knew as I sailed o’re the sea
That I will never love any other
As I love you, my sweet Leilani

Leilani, Leilani
My arms are still open wide
In dreams I confide
I miss you, sweet Leilani

My heart belongs to no other
And I knew as I sailed o’re the sea
That I will never love any other
As I love you, my sweet Leilani



Blue Hawaiian Islands (Larry W. Jones 04/13/2004) (song#2847)

 

In the blue Hawaiian Islands
Tradewinds are sighing through the trees
And the fragrant tuberoses
Are blooming on the shore there by the sea

From across the deep blue ocean
My heart fills with emotion
While I’m here lonesome and feeling blue

It’s me they’re calling to
For the blue Hawaiian Islands
And the girl I left there too

Tradewinds are sighing through the trees
And the fragrant tuberoses
Are blooming on the shore there by the sea

From across the deep blue ocean
My heart fills with emotion
While I’m here lonesome and feeling blue

It’s me they’re calling to
For the blue Hawaiian Islands
And the girl I left there too

The blue Hawaiian islands
Are calling to me



Diamond Tears (Larry W. Jones 04/13/2004) (song#2848)

 

I remember a golden moon and diamond stars
Strolling on the isle to sweet steel guitars
Island music in my heart still brings back
Through all these years
Golden moonlight memories and diamond tears

Golden moonlight memories and diamond tears
At night are embers of my lonely island souvenirs
All that’s left of you, my dear
Are golden moonlight memories and diamond tears

Now the yellow moon has turned love beams to blue
And the diamond stars in the sky cry over you
And old memories of island love still bring me pain
It’s sad to have had a love when love’s in vain

Golden moonlight memories and diamond tears
At night are embers of my lonely island souvenirs
All that’s left of you, my dear
Are golden moonlight memories and diamond tears

Now the yellow moon has turned love beams to blue
And the diamond stars in the sky cry over you
And old memories of island love still bring me pain
It’s sad to have had a love when love’s in vain



Come Stroll With Me (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2849)

 

Come stroll with me
Come stroll with me
Oh, I love the gentle way
You say the things you say

Come stroll with me
Come stroll with me
Come spend the day with me
Down by the bay

Down by the pier
Let me say to you, dear
Let me say, oh
E ke Aloha, ku’u ipo

Come stroll with me
Come stroll with me
Tell me, where tradewinds blow
What I want to know

There are so many ways
That Aloha speaks of love
Here by the shore
And every little phrase
I’m thinking of
Says I love you even more

Come stroll with me
Come stroll with me
Hold my hand
Tradewinds will whisper low
That I’m your island man
Oh, ku’u ipo sweetheart
I love you so



As Teardrops Fall (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2850)

I read your letter sent from paradise
I read your letter as tears filled my eyes
So, I turned my face to stare at empty walls
And as the glare of lights grow dim
I hear again the islands call
As teardrops fall

As teardrops fall tonight
The moon brings the tide
And in the pale moonlight
Tears fall that I can’t hide
As teardrops fall tonight
An island love is gone
One that my heart recalls
Was once my very own
And as the glare of lights grow dim
I hear again the islands call
As teardrops fall

I know I’m gonna dream tonight
That you’ll somehow be near
To make things turn out right
And dry away my tears
I’ll dream alone tonight
Waiting for your call
But as the glare of lights grow dim
I’ll hear again the islands call
As teardrops fall



Hawaiian Crush (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2851)

 

Well, some call it just an island crush
Some say that island love’s not real
Yeah, some call it just an island crush
And that true love’s not for real

They’ve forgotten when spring was sprung
And forgotten that zing when love was young
They only see what they want to see
But what we’ve got will last eternally

Well, I know this feeling in my heart
It’s so appealing but I don’t rush
Nothing’s sweeter in every part
Nothing can beat this Hawaiian Crush

They’ve forgotten when spring was sprung
And forgotten that zing when love was young
They only see what they want to see
But what we’ve got will last eternally

Well, I know this feeling in my heart
It’s so appealing but I don’t rush
Nothing’s sweeter in every part
Nothing can beat this Hawaiian Crush



That’s All I’d Say (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2852)

 

Aloha, how are you
How are you in Hawaii blue
That’s all I’d say, that’s all
If only your island would call

Aloha, pehea ‘oe
How are you tonight, everything alright
That’s all I’d say, that’s all
If only your island would call

Aloha, ku’u lei
You still mean the same today
Don’t you know where tradewinds blow
Our love was not a dream at all
I can’t believe you went away
That’s all I’d say

I look into the skies
And I still see paradise

I guess maybe you don’t hear me
But island baby, I need you near me
I feel like a stranger on the shore
That’s all I’d say, that’s all
So, I’ll wait for your island to call
Forevermore



Call Her Ku’u Aloha (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2853)

 

Call her ku’u aloha every day
And happy she will be in every way
Just a simple ku’u aloha is sweeter than honey
And something worth more than money
Is just a kiss or two and a sunny smile

She needs something affirmative
A little something for which to live
And even if there’s not a lot to give
You’ve got to give her something to live for

Just a simple ku’u aloha is sweeter than honey
And something worth more than money
Is just a kiss or two and a sunny smile

She only wants to know you love her
So, tell her Aloha Au Ia’oe
Aloha Au Ia’oe
And all your love on her confer

And even if there’s not a lot to give
You’ve got to give her something to live for

She only wants to know you love her
So, tell her Aloha Au Ia’oe
Aloha Au Ia’oe
And all your love on her confer



Weeping Roses (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2854)

Weeping roses, weeping roses
Remind me of Hawaii blue
And that I’m still in love with you
(Weeping roses, weeping roses)

I strolled past a flower stall
And all the pretty leis were hanging there
The red and yellow ones made me recall
The blossoms that I placed in your hair

I strolled on by and just as I
Heard a mother’s little baby cry
I remembered oh, so well
How easily the tears that freely fell
The day you said Aloha ‘oe goodbye

Weeping roses, weeping roses
Remind me of Hawaii blue
And that I’m still in love with you
(Weeping roses, weeping roses)

I dream about those island days when we were in love
And I was the only guy that you were thinking of
These tears of mine and a million weeping roses
Will one day fill the sea
As the door of love now closes on your love for me

Weeping roses, weeping roses
Remind me of Hawaii blue
And that I’m still in love with you
(Weeping roses, weeping roses)



Your Blue Hawaiian Heaven (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2855)

 

Would you hear me call your name
In your blue Hawaiian heaven
Could I call you dear, the same
As I did in your blue Hawaiian heaven
Could we carry on as when our love was strong
Even though now I don’t belong
In your blue Hawaiian heaven

Would you stroll with me hand in hand
In your blue Hawaiian heaven
Would we hear music from island bands
As we did in your blue Hawaiian heaven
Or would you say that I can’t stay
Another day
In your blue Hawaiian heaven

Time has a way to make leaves turn brown
Time has its say about why we grieve
Time can turn all smiles to frowns
Turns everlasting love to make believe
Everlasting love to make believe

There on your pacific island shore
Your heart is peaceful I’m sure
And I guess there are tears no more
In your blue Hawaiian heaven

Would you hear me call your name
In your blue Hawaiian heaven
Could I call you dear, the same
As I did in your blue Hawaiian heaven
Could we carry on as when our love was strong
Even though now I don’t belong
In your blue Hawaiian heaven

Even though now I don’t belong
In your blue Hawaiian heaven



Cruise To Nowhere (Larry W. Jones 04/17/2004) (song#2856)

 

I’m cruising the ocean to nowhere
Trying to chart the way into your heart
This old ocean is rough without a care
I’m lost on a cruise to your heart

This cruise to nowhere keeps getting
Me farther away from your isle
And I always get lost while setting
A course to your heart by a nautical mile

I’ve sailed on this ocean so long now
Trying to chart the way into your heart
Over this dark lonely ocean I’ll keep on sailing
Though I know I’ve been off course from the start

This cruise to nowhere keeps getting
Me farther away from your isle
And I always get lost while setting
A course to your heart by a nautical mile

This cruise to nowhere I’ll sail on
The waves are dark but I’ll keep sailing on
Even though I know that tomorrow
I’ll be facing winds of sorrow
Cause I’ll be back where I started
On this cruise to nowhere that I’m on



When All Else Is Gone (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2857)

 

My love for you will be
Just like it used to be
When I loved an island girl
Whose polynesian eyes
Were just like paradise
And whose long black hair
The tropic breeze unfurled

My trust of you will be
As deep as the deepest sea
As wide as wide can be
Just like my open heart
And love’s command we will obey
This vow to you I say
Til death we do part

My desire for you will be
Just like it used to be
When first I heard the islands call
And when all else is gone
There is something I’ll still own
The sweetest island love of them all

My love for you will be
Just like it used to be
When first I heard the islands call
And when all else is gone
There is something I’ll still own
Polynesian eyes that made me fall



Tradewind Tradewind (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2858)

Tradewind, tradewind
Whisper these words to the girl I love
And caress her tenderly
Tell her that she must wait for me
The girl I’m dreaming of
And tell her I’m returning soon
Please wait for me by the peaceful lagoon

Tradewind, tradewind
Take these words swiftly to my love
Even though I’ve been gone too long
My love for her is just as strong
Her arms and charms I so adore
Please wait for me there by the shore

Caress her
And if you should find her lonely
Whisper to her
I still love her only

Tradewind, tradewind
Whisper these words to the girl I love
And caress her tenderly
Tell her that she must wait for me
The girl I’m dreaming of
And tell her I’m returning soon
Please wait for me by the peaceful lagoon



Steel Guitar Strings (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2859)

 

From over the tropical ocean
You came on the breeze through palm trees
From out of the night with moonlight emotion
You sing island love songs to me

Steel guitar strings
Your sweet sound floated to me
And found the things
That still are in my memory

Steel guitar strings
Now you remind me of
The one sad thing to which I cling
My one and only island love

Under the tropic moon so bright
Far out in the sea
Steel guitar strings weep in the night
A melancholy song for me

Steel guitar strings
Now you remind me of
The one sad thing to which I cling
My one and only island love



Melody From Across The Sea (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2860)

 

A sweet melody from across the sea
Of old talk stories ‘oft retold
Forever come to remind me
Of island love that’s never old

The sweet perfume of a million blossoms
Comes from the isles of old Hawaii
Manoa rainbows are always awesome
Painting the heart of old Hawaii

A golden moon above
Starlight from heavens afar
An ukulele tune of love
And the sound of soft guitars

A sweet melody from across the sea
Of old talk stories ‘oft retold
Forever come to remind me
Of island love that’s never old

Breezes are blowing on the isle
They feel so heavenly
Teases you just to make you smile
With a sweet melody of old Hawaii



An Old Talk Story (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2861)

 

Here in Hawaii blue, sweetheart I ask of you
About an old talk story I hold dear
It’s been the theme of island songs
As the years have strolled along
That brings rainbows when dark clouds are near
Back in the days of rose and wine
Those sweet island days when you were mine
Remember hours we spent by the old sugar mill
Age has come and changed us both since then
But in my dreams I stroll back there again
Just to hear you say you love me still

I can hear birds of paradise still sing
As they fly through the sky on colored wings
Just as when you and I strolled on the shore
And I’m here today, waiting by the bay
Hoping you will come again and hear you say
That Aloha love is in your heart just as before
As I sailed the oceans far and sailed them near
I found a sailor’s life was not a life of cheer
No islands were ever the same without you
And for every day that you and I were apart
I had a longing for your love within my heart
That old island talk story of love is ever new

That old talk story says you love me as before
My sailing days are o’er, I’ll stay here with you for evermore
I see that time itself has not changed a thing in Hawaii blue
All I need are words of gold, that old talk story sweet and old
That your love for me is still as true as I love you



Koa Slack Key Guitars (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2862)

 

There’s a band of island men
And all they do is play slack key
People come from all the isles around
To hear them play sweet island melodies
Underneath the tropic stars
They play kiho’alu in Hawaii blue
The Gabby Pahinui band is who they are
And they’ll play their koa guitars for you

Dance the hula to koa slack key guitars
And you’ll find what you’re looking for
Find island love under a thousand stars
When you dance the hula
To koa slack key guitars

Island music is made for love
As Gabby Pahinui would say
So, bring the hula girl you’re dreaming of
And the Gabby band will start to play
Underneath the tropic stars
They play kiho’alu in Hawaii blue
The Gabby Pahinui band is who they are
And they’ll play their koa guitars for you

Dance the hula to koa slack key guitars
And you’ll find what you’re looking for
Find island love under a thousand stars
When you dance the hula
To koa slack key guitars



Gentle Are The Dreams (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2863)

 

Gentle are the dreams
So gentle are the dreams
And no one else is there to share
Only the two of us, it seems

And if somehow tomorrow
Should find that love has flown
The dreams that we have borrowed
Only few have ever known

Islands in the sea
A song to sing for you and me
Memories of these things will be
Dreams we will always own

Even if our dreams should disappear
As the moonlight’s golden beams
Our love was gentle and sincere
How gentle, gentle are the dreams

Even if our dreams should disappear
As the moonlight’s golden beams
Our love was gentle and sincere
How gentle, gentle are the dreams



Easily (Larry W. Jones 04/18/2004) (song#2864)

 

The tropic breeze caressed palm trees
Easily
Tall palm trees waved in the breeze
Easily
And under starlit skies in paradise
You and I came strolling by
Lost in sweet sighs of love were we
Easily

Rolling waves kissed the shore
Easily
Tolling bells from the ships rang
Easily
Two hearts beat together evenly
My arms were open wide to welcome you inside
I kissed your lips, we fell in love
Easily

Rolling waves kissed the shore
Easily
Tolling bells from the ships rang
Easily
Two hearts beat together evenly
My arms were open wide to welcome you inside
I kissed your lips, we fell in love
Easily



You Came Strolling (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2865)

 

Under the moon last night
You came strolling
Under the moon last night
My heart went rolling
The moment that you chanced to stroll by
I felt that same old thrill
And the moment that your glance caught my eye
My heart became almost still

All at once I felt that tiki torch burning
That’s when I knew that old love was returning
Some new romance wouldn’t do for me
So, why even start
I’ll just take that old chance and see
If we can have a new start, cause…

Under the moon last night
You came strolling
Under the moon last night
My heart went rolling
The moment that you chanced to stroll by
I felt that same old thrill
And the moment that your glance caught my eye
My heart became almost still

Some new romance wouldn’t do for me
So, why even start
I’ll just take that old chance and see
If I’m still there in your heart



Makuahini Mama Of Mine (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2866)

 

In a grass covered shack on the island
She listens to those old Maui chimes
That dear one has faced many sorrows
She’s that makuahini mama of mine

If islands could recall all the heartaches
Dear makuahini, life caused you to bear
Those lines on your face, I would erase
And place a flower in your lovely hair
If I could just relive every hour
Of ohana love when you were in your prime
I would make it known, love was freely shown
By that makuahini mama of mine

I guess it’s too late, dear makuahini mama
To replace all those sorrows with cheer
But I’ll gladly embrace your love and your grace
And try to comfort you while you’re still here

If islands could recall all the heartaches
Dear makuahini, life caused you to bear
Those lines on your face, I would erase
And place a flower in your lovely hair
If I could just relive every hour
Of ohana love when you were in your prime
I would make it known, love was freely shown
By that makuahini mama of mine



I Give My All (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2867)

 

This love I give to you will last forever
Where tradewinds blow
You’ll know when islands call
And in this tropic zone
My heart is yours alone
And to you I give my all

I’ll stroll with you in the island springtime
We’ll be hand in hand when autumn calls
Our love will be a tiki light
Warm as the island summer night
And to you I give my all
To you I give my all

Someone may say, and try he may
That he could buy you the world and its joys
But my arms I say, will hold you every day
With island love that time cannot destroy

I’ll never go away and then beg to return, dear
Here where breezes play, my demands are small anyway
Just say that here on this shore
I’m the one that you’ll adore
And to you I give my all

Someone may say, and try he may
That he could buy you the world and its joys
But my arms I say, will hold you every day
With island love that time cannot destroy

I’ll never go away and then beg to return, dear
Here where breezes play, my demands are small anyway
Just say that here on this shore
I’m the one that you’ll adore
And to you I give my all
To you I give my all



That’s My Dream (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2868)

To spend a lifetime with you
In old Hawaii blue
And sing a song with you
That’s my dream, dear

To meet where breezes play
Down by the peaceful bay
And stroll til the end of day
That’s my dream, dear

We’ll go to a luau
And there I’ll tell you how
Guys on Maui make wowie
To sweet Maui chimes

Tradewinds will whisper low
Just take it slow
While I say Aloha I love you so
That’s my dream, dear

Tradewinds will whisper low
Just take it slow
While I say Aloha I love you so
That’s my dream, dear



Old Fashioned Island Love (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2869)

 

Holding hands at the luau show
Is just old fashioned island love
Strolling beneath a yellow moon
Carving hearts in an old palm tree
Is just old fashioned island love
The way island love should be

We like to pick up shells at low tide
Ride over the pali to the windward side
Listen to slack key and steel guitar slide
And Maui chimes is our favorite melody
It may be old fashioned island love
But that’s the way island love should be

A lot you hear today is Jawaiian and reggae
And the music is way too fast
But the music of real island love is when they play
Aloha ku’u ipo mau loa that will always last

We’re the kind with a love that’s true
Island love here in Hawaii blue
And if they laugh, well, I don’t mind
Cause you’re the best I will ever find
When we get married down by the sea
It’s just old fashioned island love
The way island love should be

A lot you hear today is Jawaiian and reggae
And the music is way too fast
But the music of real island love is when they play
Aloha ku’u ipo mau loa that will always last

When we get married down by the sea
It’s just old fashioned island love
The way island love should be



I Wonder How Long (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2870)

 

For everyone there comes a time
When real true love you will find
The time will come, that’s what they said
Just be patient and look ahead
That’s what they said

Well, I’ve sailed the seven oceans
And I’ve sailed the seas
I wonder just how long it will be
They didn’t say how long I’d have to wait
But this old captain needs a first class mate

For everyone there comes a time
When real true love you will find

I’ve been to islands and the mainland shore
Sailed to places a dozen times or more
I’ve seen faces I was looking for
But no true love I’ve found
My dreams have run aground

For everyone there comes a time
When real true love you will find
The time will come, that’s what they said
Just be patient and look ahead
That’s what they said

Well, I’ve sailed the seven oceans
And I’ve sailed the seas
I wonder just how long it will be

I wonder just how long it will be



Lookin’ Lovely (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2871)

 

Wiki wiki, you move too slow
The ship’s docking don’t you know
Just strollin’ down the tropic zone
Lookin’ for my love who’s lookin’ lovely

La la, la la, la la, la la…lookin’ lovely

Aloha seacoast, she’s disembarking
Gotta find a place for parking
Maui chimes are ringin’ for me
Lookin’ for my love who’s lookin’ lovely

I got things to do, promises to keep
Cleaned up the house and shined up the jeep
Now it’s time to pick up my honey
Lookin’ for my love who’s lookin’ lovely

I got things to do, promises to keep
Cleaned up the house and shined up the jeep
Now it’s time to pick up my honey
Lookin’ for my love who’s lookin’ lovely

La la, la la, la la, la la…lookin’ lovely



Big Pandanus Grove (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2872)

 

Manoa valley down yonder where rainbows meander
The twilight will find me as I lonely there rove
Or in the full moonlight at high tide in quietness wander
Among the shadows of the big pandanus grove

It was there with birds of paradise singing
Where I met my true love who brought joy to my heart
There to surround us, the sound of Maui chimes ringing
Oh, how could I know that so soon we would part

The skies still paint the rainbows o’re Manoa valley
Still sings the paradise bird from palm trees
Still glows the moonbeams o’re waves of the ocean
But lost are the beauties of islands to me

What sorrow, oh sorrow, my sad heart is laden
When each day I mourn for love’s treasure trove
Ye islands, please tell me, why lies my sweet maiden
In paradise ‘neath the big pandanus grove



Ashes Of My Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2873)

 

The years were flying, each day I was dying
And all the time I was sighing for you
I was lonely and sad, but now am so glad
Dreaming only of you and your kisses too

Among sweet tuberoses, the island reposes
And my heart discloses that I love you so
No longer I sigh, dear, for now you are near
And the pain of my heart seems a long time ago

I once thought that love would no longer burn
And that ashes of love had no fire to return
But the spark of hope was there from the start
And now has come love from ashes of my heart

Among sweet tuberoses, the island reposes
And my heart discloses that I love you so
No longer I sigh, dear, for now you are near
And the pain of my heart seems a long time ago

I once thought that love would no longer burn
And that ashes of love had no fire to return
But the spark of hope was there from the start
And now has come love from ashes of my heart



Island Love Is Strong (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2874)

 

Island love is strong
It’s a love song
That doesn’t belong to disappointment and tears
The islands call to all endlessly
To return to someone through the years
And it yearns for someone, someone to learn too
That island love is a dream that comes true

Island love isn’t blind
It’s never unkind
And it binds itself to contentment for years
It dwells in twilight, in soft moonlight
Thrives on happiness and cheers
And it impels someone, someone to believe too
That island love is a dream that comes true

My ku’u ipo sweetheart…
That’s why I held to this dream, this dream that we knew
For the islands, it seems, called me to return to you

Island love isn’t sad
It’s tender, not bad
It smiles even when dark clouds appear
And so, let’s forget yesterdays, put them away
The future looks bright and clear
I want you to know, so you will know too
That island love is a dream that comes true



Cindy And Mr Dumpty (Larry W. Jones 04/19/2004) (song#2875)

 

Well, island folks called her Cinderella
She never had a fella in Hawaii blue
The only guy she knew was Mr Dumpty
All the island folks asked, Humpty who?
Nobody thought they were very pretty
They even thought it sounded witty
If both of them were in the Honolulu zoo

Mr Dumpty spoke of interisland ferries
Red berries and a cow beyond the moon
Cinderella told about how her sisters
Laughed at her blisters I presume
While they wore in their hair tuberoses
That gave off all that sweet perfume

Tradewinds were blowing softly there
Humpty asked Cinderella to the luau show
But Cindy had no hula skirt to wear
So, she said that he might call her though
Well, Cindy gave Humpty her telephone number
And then left him sitting on the wall

I guess we know the rest of Cindy’s story
She married a kumu hula and did quite well
And of Mr Dumpty’s fall, most of us recall
But just why he was on the wall, who can tell
Was it an obsession, or maybe deep depression
But he sure made an impression when he fell



Banks Of Sweet Tuberoses (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2876)

As I strolled out one fine island morning
A-viewing Manoa valley and to smell the salt air
Twas down by the banks of the sweet tuberoses
That there I beheld an island maiden so fair

With three long steps I strolled up beside her
Not knowing if she would just pass me by
I strolled up to her, thinking to woo her
For she looked to me as from paradise

Said I, pretty maid, what island are you from
And what is the reason for your face of grief
I’ll make you happy when plays the wedding drum
If you will but grant my poor heart this relief

Be off, be off with you, all men are deceiving
This fair island maid said, said it so plain
Twas another like you that has my heart grieving
And to give words of comfort are all in vain

But I took the fair maid down to Manoa valley
And there to this day do we happily dwell
Where the pretty little small birds do change their voices
And each island morning, songs they do swell

Oh, come all ye young men who would go out a-sailing
Give now attention to these words I do tell
Though dark be the clouds with fair island maid wailing
True love will no doubt bring a sunny day well



Chimes Of Old Maui (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2877)

Those sweet chimes of old Maui
Oh, to the islands they are calling
All the young loves
All true loves
Who come from sailing the sea

Those sweet chimes of old Maui
Oh, when the wild rains are falling
All the young sailors
All true sailors
Pray that daylight they’ll see

And so I, with a true love devout
When the islands are calling
Old Maui’s love chimes ring out
Ring out
Pull lines of love that bind you and me

Those sweet chimes of old Maui
Oh, to true love they are calling
All the young loves
All true loves
Who come from sailing the sea

All the young loves
All true loves
Who come from sailing the sea



Best Under The Sun (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2878)

 

Out on the island I was just a beach bum
Then you strolled along when they beat that drum
And all can attest, you’re the best under the sun

The best under the sun wherever it shines
I have seen some, but none quite as fine

I was waxing my board down by the bay
The big waves hadn’t come yet
Then you strolled up that sunshiny day
And my heart ain’t quite the same yet

The best under the sun wherever it shines
I have seen some, but none quite as fine

From that day when you said you’d be mine
Waves of love have come like the tide
Your lips taste like sweetest red wine
We’ll empty the glass and another provide

The best under the sun wherever it shines
I have seen some, but none more since you’re mine



You Were Always Around (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2879)

 

Life’s ups and downs are still around
Even in old Lahaina town
I’ve had a few, but few downs I knew
Cause you were always around in old Lahaina town

On the islands there’s many an old talk story
And if any hear them, they’ll remember you and me
Mixed with love there’s pain but also glory found
Cause you were always around in old Lahaina town
You were always around in old Lahaina town

Sometimes even soft Maui chimes seemed kinda hard
But every time I always found the time to see it through
Thanks to you my pride stepped aside just lightly scarred
Now every moment I live for is just for loving you

On the islands there’s many an old talk story
And many reasons why there ought to be
And if any hear them, they’ll remember you and me
Mixed with love there’s pain but also glory found
Cause you were always around in old Lahaina town
You were always around in old Lahaina town



The Old Sugar Mill (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2880)

Sweet memories of Hawaii nei
Still come to mind both night and day
And I find they haunt me still
But I only hope they continue ’til

Til I return to Hawaii nei
Where my heart is with the girl I’m dreaming of
For I remember still today
The old sugar mill where I met my love

That Hawaiian miss was one of lovely bliss
And every kiss is with me still
Every dream I own is back home in Hawaii nei
Underneath the moon by the old sugar mill

For I remember still today
The old sugar mill where I met my love

That Hawaiian miss was one of lovely bliss
And every kiss is with me still
Every dream I own is back home in Hawaii nei
Underneath the moon by the old sugar mill



Coral Orchid (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2881)

 

Someone said that riches will come to me
But I didn’t think it to be true
Now I have treasure more than the coral sea
For I found my one and only you

I dreamed of a coral orchid
A beautiful coral orchid
That smelled of sweet perfume

I dreamed of a coral orchid
A beautiful and lovely sight
And I wanted to caress each and every bloom

But time erased my dreams
Dreams of an orchid made of precious coral
But then I met you and it seemed to impart
That something more beautiful than mountain laurel
Came to life within my empty heart

I beheld a coral orchid
My beautiful and precious coral orchid
What a lovely surprise
And when you looked at me, I could see
That coral orchids grow in paradise



Blue Muumuu Blues (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2882)

 

Her mama made her a blue muumuu
And every inch fit her to a tee
It was made of cotton, not to be forgotten
And island boys followed constantly

Island boys would whistle at her blue muumuu
None would leave her alone
They would begin it the minute she was in it
And sometimes she wished she’d stayed at home

It was as blue as the ocean, blue as the sky
And any time they took a notion
They would wink their eye
It would make her cry, blue muumuu blues
Blue little bluebirds in the trees would concur
That all of them were so in love with her

Oh, how they would tease her in her blue muumuu
But she acted like she had a heart of stone
All she wanted was quiet, not a riot
But island boys wouldn’t leave her alone

Boys wondered why she loved to wear her blue muumuu
When she always stayed by herself
She was a kuumuu with the blue muumuu blues
Afraid she might be left on the shelf

It was as blue as the ocean, blue as the sky
And any time they took a notion
They would wink their eye
It would make her cry, blue muumuu blues
Blue little bluebirds in the trees would concur
That all of them were so in love with her



Birth Of Slack Key (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2883)

 

Those Hawaiian cowboys of long ago
Were searching for a brand new tune
One they could play under the tropic moon
Where tradewinds blow

They only had a spanish cowboy guitar
But they learned to play it with ease
They didn’t know what those little white things are
Until they loosened up the keys
And that’s how Hawaiian slack key began

They heard the tradewind in the trees
Whispering soft island melodies
And they were so pleased
They made it a part of slack key

And from the ocean came a gentle wave
So, every note like it they would save
And they played there by the sea
That beautiful Hawaiian slack key

From old Maui came somewhere in time
Something they called sweet Maui chimes
From underneath the tropic stars
And Gabby Pahinui played it in his prime
That beautiful Hawaiian slack key guitar

And then they played it, and made it
The best sound heard in all the seas
And when you return, you will learn
That Hawaii gave birth to slack key



Blue Lei Beauty (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2884)

 

Listen to this mele I sing to you
Of a girl in tropic island sand
She was once my love so true
Known as the blue lei beauty of the land

Her lovely face was one that nature blesses
And her grace was in soft hula hands
Her hair hung down in long black tresses
And around her neck a blue lei made by hand

I remember seeing tears as we parted
In the eyes of my blue lei beauty of the land
As I sailed away I wondered if I’d ever
Return to see my blue lei beauty once again

Months spent out at sea with sails billowed
Was more than my broken heart could stand
For every night as I lay upon my pillow
I thought about my blue lei beauty of the land

Then came the night when I was dreaming
Of palm trees and that warm island sand
A vision of my island love came streaming
A vision of my blue lei beauty of the land

We docked the ship the next day at the landing
My heart skipped as I went to claim my bride
But the harbor master cried as he was handing
Me the letter that said my blue lei beauty died

She was laid to rest where she would prefer
Among the tall palm trees of island sand
On her finger was the ring I’d bought for he
And around her neck a blue lei made by hand



Island Sailor Laddie (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2885)

 

Oh where, tell me where
Has your island sailor laddie gone
Oh where, tell me where
Has your island sailor laddie gone
He’s gone with ships a-sailing
Where grips the frightful ocean storms
And it’s oh, in my heart’s emotion
To wish my island sailor laddie safe at home

Oh where, tell me where
Did your island sailor laddie dwell in his prime
Oh where, tell me where
Did your island sailor laddie dwell in his prime
He dwelt in bonnie Maui
Where rings the sweetest Maui chimes
And it’s oh, in my heart’s deepest dwelling
To wish my island sailor laddie back home well

Oh what, tell me what
If your island sailor lad be drowned
Oh what, tell me what
If your island sailor lad be drowned
Oh no, true love will add years to him all around
For it’s oh, my sad heart would break
Should my island sailor laddie not return
To old Lahaina town



Canoe Made For Two (Larry W. Jones 04/20/2004) (song#2886)

 

Well, I don’t own a bunch
Just enough to buy my lunch
But let me tell you I’ve got a hunch
That you’re gonna be mine someday

I’m singin’ this song to warn ya, baby
Without you, my heart’s forlorn, don’t mean maybe

This canoe I own can cross the biggest ocean
It’s got outriggers that undo the waves in motion
And the love I have for you ain’t just emotion
It’s true devotion I call island love for two
That’s me and you in Hawaii blue

Nobody’s gonna tell me what I can’t do or say
I can anchor my outrigger canoe in any bay
So, I figure you might as well say yes I do
When I paddle my outrigger canoe made for two
That’s me and you in Hawaii blue

I’m singin’ this song to warn ya, baby
Without you, my heart’s forlorn, don’t mean maybe

So, I figure you might as well say yes I do
When I paddle my outrigger canoe made for two
That’s me and you in Hawaii blue



Winds Prevailing (Larry W. Jones 04/21/2004) (song#2887)

 

My love must be on a far off distant island
Somebody said they saw her footprints in the sand
My heart feels like she needs me, so I must answer
That siren island call that only lovers understand

A lookout on the bridge, such a lonely ocean
Another stormy night sailing toward a tropic zone
I hope nothing’s happened to our love’s devotion
When this old ship gets me to her island home

If I can just make it to the island
If I can just make it to where tradewinds blow
If I can just make it to the island
I’ll be in the arms of that girl that I love so

So, on and on I keep on sailing
Got to make the island by the morning light
Just one more night with winds prevailing
And I’ll be in the arms of my love tonight

So, on and on I keep on sailing
Got to make the island by the morning light
Just one more night with winds prevailing
And I’ll be in the arms of my love tonight



Old Lahaina Town Let Me Down (Larry W. Jones 04/21/2004) (song#2888)

 

Most nights I sleep til night is over
Not much on my mind at morning time
But tonight my mind is just a rover
Can’t sleep enough to get you off my mind

Tonight old Lahaina town let me down
Your memory came strolling back around
Thought here was the safest place I’d found
Tonight old Lahaina town let me down

I’ve always lived in places nice and appealing
And old Maui isle seemed to fit my style
But tonight your face is in my dreams dealing
That same old hurtin’ feeling on the isle

Tonight old Lahaina town let me down
Your memory came strolling back around
Thought here was the safest place I’d found
Tonight old Lahaina town let me down

Tonight old Lahaina town let me down



The Tradewind And I (Larry W. Jones 04/21/2004) (song#2889)

 

The tradewind and I got wind
That you were leavin’ old Lahaina town
That you’re leavin’ this tropic zone

The tradewind and I got wind
That your ship was headin’ for the whalin’ ground
With all the dreams I own

I thought ours was a love song
That was as soft as the tropic moon
But now I guess before too long
It will be just a mournful tune

The tradewind and I got wind
That you were leaving old Lahaina town
That you’re leavin’ this tropic zone

The tradewind and I got wind
That your ship was headin’ for the whalin’ ground
With all the dreams I own

And all the island folks from miles around
Know you’re pullin’ the anchor chain without me
You’re leavin’ old Lahaina town
And they all wonder why you pained me
Along with the tradewind and I
The tradewind and I



Island Summer Song (Larry W. Jones 04/21/2004) (song#2890)

 

Aloha ‘oe, my own true love
For we must sing an island lovers song
Oh, how my heart breaks to think of
This island summer when the summer’s gone
Up above, the dawn is breaking
And my tears awake like falling rain
For this island summer is over
And who knows if we will ever meet again

Like an island drum my heart is beating
And your goodbye kiss is as sweet as wine
But the happiness of love is fleeting
When the island summer runs out of time

I see the harbor lights are surely calling
So, we must bid our Aloha ‘oe goodbyes
And though the island summer sun is falling
You must know that I’ll remember paradise

Like an island drum my heart is beating
And your goodbye kiss is as sweet as wine
But the happiness of love is fleeting
When the island summer runs out of time

I see the harbor lights are surely calling
So, we must bid our Aloha ‘oe goodbyes
And though the island summer sun is falling
You must know that I’ll remember paradise

And though the island summer sun is falling
You must know that I’ll remember paradise



Exchange Of Hearts (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2891)

 

Darling, there’s something love can arrange
And we both can do our parts
It’s really not new though it may sound strange
You and I can arrange an exchange of hearts

I will let you have my heart
Take it, it’s yours forever
Just tell me that yours will be mine alone
And that you’ll leave, no never

The day that we met is one I can’t forget
For love like yours I’ve never known
An exchange of hearts is our best bet
For happiness to call our own

Our hearts will beat to the same refrain
Like songs of the islands in the sea
So, stroll along and let’s exchange
Hearts and vows of love eternally

The day that we met is one I can’t forget
For love like yours I’ve never known
An exchange of hearts is our best bet
For happiness to call our own

Our hearts will beat to the same refrain
Like songs of the islands in the sea
So, stroll along and let’s exchange
Hearts and vows of love eternally

Darling, there’s something love can arrange
You and I can arrange an exchange of hearts



Souvenirs Of Tears (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2892)

Souvenirs of tears are what you left me
When you left me on the island all alone
Just memories of a love never meant to be
Or to be spent forever in a tropic zone

Souvenirs of tears offer no consolation
In a location meant for happiness
Darling, could we forgive and forget
Souvenirs of tears and regret
And end these fears of loneliness

Souvenirs of tears offer no consolation
In a location meant for happiness
Darling, could we forgive and forget
Souvenirs of tears and regret
And end these fears of loneliness

Darling, could we forgive and forget
Souvenirs of tears and regret
And end these fears of loneliness



Ten Lonely Sailors (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2893)

 

Well, we all meet in the foc’sl’e
To drink our rum and talk of you
We reminisce about what folks all say
About the way you do the things you do
We just sail the seas all broken hearted
Cause every one of us still loves you

Oh, we’re ten lonely sailors
Ten lonely whalers with broken hearts
The lies you said all came out true
We’re ten lonely sailors
Our broken hearts are back in paradise
Back in Hawaii blue

We’ve raised ten flags to the top mast
One each for the ten of us
Aaron was the one to hold you last
Ronnie was the first to give his trust
Then came Lonnie, Sonny, Danny and Tony
Teddy, Woody and Freddy found your love was phony
And I was the biggest fool to bite the dust

Oh, we’re ten lonely sailors
Ten lonely whalers with broken hearts
The lies you said all came out true
We’re ten lonely sailors
Our broken hearts are back in paradise
Back in Hawaii blue and still in love with you

Ten lonely sailors, whalers with broken hearts
The lies you said all came out true
At the next port of call we’ll search the charts
And raise another flag for someone new



Panhandle Snow (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2894)

 

I had a dream about long island summers
I had a dream about an island band
We’re gonna return to where my lady comes from
Back to that far off distant island sand

The snow is swirling past my window
Amarillo in winter can sure turn gray
I hate to say Aloha ‘oe to Texas
But we’re gonna return to where my lady
Knows of a little cottage by the bay

Panhandle snow is blowin’ by my bedroom
We’re packin’ up for old Lahaina town
Where we can stroll underneath a red moon
While cold north Texas snows are blowin’ round

The snow is swirling past my window
Amarillo in winter can sure turn gray
I hate to say Aloha ‘oe to Texas
But we’re gonna return to where my lady
Knows of a little cottage by the bay

Panhandle snow is blowin’ by my bedroom
We’re packin’ up for old Lahaina town
Where we can stroll underneath a red moon
While cold north Texas snows are blowin’ round



My Friend (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2895)

 

Mahalo nui loa for being my friend
We’ve strolled every island road and back again
In this world where friends are few
I’m glad that I’ve known you
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend

Every day and in every way
You always had kind words to say
It’s not just a cliche that Aloha is the island way
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend

And if you threw a big luau party
Invited all the island folks you knew
You would find that gift of mine
Would have a card with words so hearty
And this is how it would end
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend

If you needed a new canoe
I’d buy a double hulled outrigger just for you
And hire someone to paddle it too

Every day and in every way
You always had kind words to say
It’s not just a cliche that Aloha is the island way
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend

And when we’re both too old to stroll the sand
Or cast the fishing net in the bay
I know that you will understand
When I repeat these words to you that day, old friend
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend
Mahalo nui loa for being my friend



Mahalo For The Tuberoses (Larry W. Jones 04/22/2004) (song#2896)

 

Mahalo for the tuberoses
They give breath to island spring
Mahalo for the tuberoses
And memories that sweet tuberoses bring

A dozen tuberoses, who could ask for more
I see on the card there is no name
But my dreams revolve around that shore
Where only memories remain

Mahalo for the tuberoses
They give breath to island spring
Mahalo for the tuberoses
And memories that sweet tuberoses bring

Oh, how island love can shine so brightly
Then burn out like a tiki flame
I think of happy island times almost nightly
When tears begin to fall like rain

So, mahalo for the tuberoses
They give breath to island spring
Mahalo for the tuberoses
And memories that sweet tuberoses bring



Your Charms (Larry W. Jones 04/23/2004) (song#2897)

 

Your charms, your charms, your wonderful charms
Have arms that describe every island place
I love to watch your hula change directions
And your face with grace that reflects perfections

I love your charms, your charms so fair
I mean no harm but I just have to stare
And when I see your face
I know no one could ever replace
Your charms, your charms, your wonderful charms

I love your eyes, your arms, your lips, your hips
Your hula charms and the way you move your finger tips
I’m in paradise so warm
With your charms, your charms, your charms

I love your charms, your charms so fair
I mean no harm but I just have to stare
And when I see your face
I know no one could ever replace
Your charms, your charms, your wonderful charms

I love your eyes, your arms, your lips, your hips
Your hula charms and the way you move your finger tips
I’m in paradise so warm
With your charms, your charms, your charms



At Hanalei (Larry W. Jones 04/23/2004) (song#2898)

 

I was dreaming away, of old Kauai nei
And it seemed that a yellow moon was beaming
So mellow on the bay at Hanalei

You and I were there alone
And in the tradewind air I heard a song
The words of which all belong, to Aloha

The stars were shining bright, I can say
And your lips felt so right
Underneath the Milky Way that night at Hanalei

I dreamed you were my only love, my all
I dreamed I heard old Kauai call
To return without delay to you in Hanalei

The ocean breeze caressed your flowing hair
While I gently placed a flower there
And in that hour I kissed you at Hanalei

From o’er the sea you sang a lay
The sweetest melody where breezes play
And pangs of regret are yet today at Hanalei

Then tears came to my eyes, came stinging
Softly I heard you singing
My dreams were bringing back our love at Hanalei



One Who Loves You So (Larry W. Jones 04/23/2004) (song#2899)

 

From Hilo and Akaka falls
Hawaii calls for your return, dear
Can you hear when my heart yearns
To be near the one who loves you so

The moon is shining on the bay
At Waikiki like it was day
It’s just the island’s way to say
Hawaii calls for your return, I know

Oh, how I wish to hold your hand
Again as we used to in the sand
When Hawaii calls with winds that blow
Those dreams of our love from long ago

This song that Hawaii is singing
Has a message of Aloha ringing
Oh, please let it be bringing
Your return to let my love on you bestow

Wherever you are tonight, dear
Hawaii calls you to me tonight
And it’s only right that when Hawaii calls
You’ll return to the one who loves you so



Twenty Nine Hundred (Larry W. Jones 04/23/2004) (song#2900)

 

Twenty nine hundred miles an hour, to get me to my love
Twenty nine hundred ways to tell you, it’s you I’m thinking of
Twenty nine hundred songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun

If you ever ask me how long for you my love will be
Twenty nine hundred lifetimes, then we would wait and see
If I could do it over, not a thing would I ever change
I could sing you island songs of love that I’ve arranged

If you ever ask me how deep for you my love will be
I can only tell you that my love is deeper than the sea
Twenty nine hundred fathoms down lives cousin Davy Jones
Says I’ve got more songs to write about these tropic zones

Twenty nine hundred miles an hour, to get me to my love
Twenty nine hundred ways to tell you, it’s you I’m thinking of
Twenty nine hundred songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun
Twenty nine hundred songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun



Oh Luring Isles (Larry W. Jones 04/26/2004) (song#2901)

 

Oh, luring isles
Far away across the sea
Though you may be two thousand miles
I’m ensuring there will always be
Island music and your charms
In my memory

Oh, luring isles
Far away across the sea
I’m enchanted by your wiles
And I’m sure I’ll always be
For your melody is still in style
In the heart of me

Oh, luring isles, with your enchanting spell
Therein lies the enduring dreams I love so well

Oh, luring isles
Far away across the sea
Though you may be two thousand miles
Please give ear to my plea
And let me return to smile again
Oh, luring isles
Far away across the sea



My Blossom Of Paradise (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2902)

Your eyes reflect the tropic moon
The sun bedecks your smile without disguise
Bluebirds sing about your love, jealous of
My blossom of paradise

Coco palms imitate your hula sway
Motions that relate where tradewinds play
The frangipani begs to meet you there
To be the fragrant flower in your hair
My blossom of paradise

Strolling along the sunlit shore
Envy is everywhere in the air
For who could ever ask for more
Than for a blossom beyond compare

Yearning arms are here to hold you
Please let my burning heart enfold you
My love I can’t disguise
For what’s before my eyes
My blossom of paradise

The frangipani begs to meet you there
To be the fragrant flower in your hair

Yearning arms are here to hold you
Please let my burning heart enfold you
My love I can’t disguise
For what’s before my eyes
My blossom of paradise



Clipper Of Honolulu (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2903)

 

Sailing on the Clipper of Honolulu
Matson central monday morning sail
Four tall masts and twenty five salty sailors
One brave captain hoping he can beat the gales
All along the westbound odyssey
The ship rolls out from the Frisco bay
Sails along past the Golden Gate and Alcatraz
Passing ships that have foreign names
Tramp freighters full of iron and tin
And the watery graves of Davy Joneses men

Good morning Hawaii, how are you
All of you know me as your island son
I’m the ship they call the Clipper of Honolulu
I’ll be home in tropic isles when the day is done

Climbin’ yardarms to set the sails up the mast so far
Many old salts died but nobody’s keepin’ score
Drinkin’ rum from the first mate’s bottle
Hear the wind howlin’ through the sail that tore
And the sons of tropic islands
And the island sons that hold the wheel
Sail their Matson ships made of wood and steel
Mothers lullaby their babies to sleep
While rollin’ with the ocean’s endless beat
And the rhythm of the islands is all they feel

Good morning Hawaii, how are you
All of you know me as your island son
I’m the ship they call the Clipper of Honolulu
I’ll be home in tropic isles when the day is done

Night time on the Clipper of Honolulu
Changing shifts in the midst of restless seas
Half way home, we’ll see islands by morning
Through the wide Pacific darkness
Rolling down to old Maui
And all the storms that people have seen
Fade into a distant dream
And old Lahaina town folks have heard the news
The Matson line’s on the horizon again
The passengers sing a sweet refrain
This ship’s gonna anchor back in Hawaii blue

Good morning Hawaii, how are you
All of you know me as your island son
I’m the ship they call the Clipper of Honolulu
I’ll be home in tropic isles when the day is done



Somewhere In Paradise (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2904)

Somewhere on islands the sun is shining
So, darling, don’t let them hear you cry
Behind every cloud there’s a silver lining
Somewhere in paradise

Can’t you hear those bluebirds singing
Somewhere up in a palm tree high
Island love for you and me they’re bringing
Somewhere in paradise

Tears of today won’t be here tomorrow
Because you’ll be strolling there with me
There’ll be no pain of heart nor sorrow
On an island in the sea

Down lover’s lane we’ll stroll together
We’ll linger by the bay, you and I
Aloha ‘oe goodbye to gray and stormy weather
Somewhere in paradise

Can’t you hear those bluebirds singing
Somewhere up in a palm tree high
Island love for you and me they’re bringing
Somewhere in paradise

Island love for you and me they’re bringing
Somewhere in paradise



Lana’i Cane Song (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2905)

 

Way down among the Lana’i cane roads
Sugar cane stalks grow by the train loads
That it’s the sweetest island is plain to see
Cause they grow an awful lot of sugar cane on Lana’i

They grow an awful lot of cane on Lana’i
You can’t even find a salty sea
It became the sweetest ocean pacifically
Because they grow an awful lot of cane on Lana’i
The sweetest island in the sea

No salt or margaritas
No sour pineapples will ever greet us
Even poi is a whole lot sweeta
Cause the planters in Keomuku
Only grow what’s sweetest for you

An island chieftain’s daughter
Was accused of drinkin’ what she ought not oughtta
Now the chief is thinkin’ she ain’t sweet Leilani
They grow an awful lot of sugar cane on Lana’i

No salt or margaritas
No sour pineapples will ever greet us
Even poi is a whole lot sweeta
Cause the planters in Keomuku
Only grow what’s sweetest for you

An island chieftain’s daughter
Was accused of drinkin’ what she ought not oughtta
Now the chief is thinkin’ she ain’t sweet Leilani
They grow an awful lot of sugar cane on Lana’i



The Maestro (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2906)

 

It could be that you don’t know
Much about making musical rhymes
But this I know where tradewinds blow
Nothing is sweeter than Maui chimes

And here down by the peaceful sea
Your love has become an island melody
You’re the maestro of everything
That makes the strum on my heart strings

It could be that you don’t know
Much about chord progression or adagio
But here underneath Manoa rainbows
Is my confession that I love you so

And here down by the peaceful sea
Your love has become an island melody
You’re the maestro of everything
That makes the strum on my heart strings

It’s such a tender island song
Not acapella but gradioso harmony
It only comes from a tropic zone
When you’re strolling along with me

This song you’ve placed within my heart
Is a foretaste of love on island time
And I swear from vows I’ll not depart
I’ll wear your love like gentle Maui chimes

And here down by the peaceful sea
Your love has become an island melody
You’re the maestro of everything
That makes the strum on my heart strings

You’re the maestro of everything
You’re the maestro of everything
You’re the maestro of everything



The Luau Crowd (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2907)

When I go out with the luau crowd
I watch as they light the tiki flames
I sing the songs they sing out loud
But in my heart they’re not the same

For part of the luau crowd is not in sight
And ever since you left, I’m all alone
With a crowd of friends I still invite
To the Friday night luau that I’ve thrown

I remember the beach, every stroll with you
All the fun island things we used to do
And I remember the time we took a chance
To steal away from the luau dance
When I first fell in love with you

But now you’re gone from the luau crowd
I watch as they light the tiki flames
And I try not to cry out loud
As I fall apart when I hear your name

For part of the luau crowd is not in sight
And ever since you left, I’m all alone
With a crowd of friends I still invite
To the Friday night luau that I’ve thrown

But now you’re gone from the luau crowd
I watch as they light the tiki flames
And I try not to cry out loud
As I fall apart when I hear your name
The luau crowd just ain’t the same



Kindred Soul (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2908)

 

My heart knows where the sailor goes
And I must go where the tradewind blows
Tradewind blows, kindred souls, never rest
Just a wanderin’ fool sailin’ west
I must go where the tradewind blows

Tonight I heard the islands call
From out of the west it gently flows
I tried to sleep but my sleep was small
Cause I’m just a kindred soul
To where the tradewind blows

My heart knows where the sailor goes
And I must go where the tradewind blows
Tradewind blows, kindred souls, never rest
Just a wanderin’ fool sailin’ west
I must go where the tradewind blows

Over there is a true love waitin’ for me
She knew I’d return eventually
Her love is there where isles repose
And I’m just a kindred soul
To where the tradewind blows

(My heart knows where the sailor goes)
(And I must go where the tradewind blows)
Tradewind blows, kindred souls, never rest
Just a wanderin’ fool sailin’ west
I must go where the tradewind blows

Cause I’m just a kindred soul
To where the tradewind blows



To The Island Lee (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2909)

 

Now the storm is past with blue skies at last
And the sails are singing in the breeze
My heart was sad but now oh, so glad
For my true love is not far away from me
And straight I sail to the island lee
For there I’ll find my darling Leilani

The tuberose in the sand by water clear
Is a sign of joy on islands far and near
Islands are blessed and now my heart’s at rest
For my true love is not far away from me
And straight I sail to the island lee
For there I’ll find my darling Leilani

A fragrant lei she will wear and a flower in her hair
As over the horizon the ship appears
And straight I sail to the island lee
For there I’ll find my darling Leilani
And straight I sail to the island lee
For there I’ll find my darling Leilani

Oh, if you’re in love and love you can’t remove
There’s no pain that your heart can’t endure
And when I get there is when I’ll prove
That true island love can be my only cure
And straight I sail to the island lee
For there I’ll find my darling Leilani

For there I’ll find my darling Leilani



Summer Island Breeze (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2910)

 

Imagine a warm summer island day
When the breeze is barely moving
Just like me
I lay back in my chair by the bay
And the tropic sun is soothing me
It felt so good when I met Leilani

The sound of her Aloha hello
In my head was so beguiling
When I opened my eyes there she stood
And her laughing eyes were smiling
It felt so good when I met Leilani

With her dark brown polynesian eyes
And her long black hair to tantalize
She appeared from a tropic zone
Like a soft summer island breeze

I remember the way she kissed
The hula sway of an island miss
And the way she said to me
Aloha, my name is Leilani
Aloha, my name is Leilani

When I awoke, she wasn’t there
A cold north wind was in the air
I tried to reach for the summer sun
For warm islands where she was from

But I still remember paradise
With her dark brown polynesian eyes
And her long black hair to tantalize
She appeared from a tropic zone
Like a soft summer island breeze



You Came Strolling Along (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#2911)

 

My heart started singing
When you came strolling along
No more tears stinging
When you came strolling along
Before I realized, I was in paradise
When you came strolling along

I only drifted along, didn’t belong
Before you came strolling along
The fog now has lifted, island sand sifted
Since you came strolling along
I saw birds of paradise winging, songs singing
When you came strolling along

Men have gone to the moon
Gathered rocks that were strewn
An eventful day in history
But to me it’s a mystery
Why you came strolling along
Like a page from a wonderful age
And invented love’s chemistry

Two hearts were mated, love reinstated
When you came strolling along
A new world created, I was elated
When you came strolling along
Before I realized, I was in paradise
When you came strolling along

Before I realized, I was in paradise
When you came strolling along



Door Of Your Heart (Larry W. Jones 04/27/2004) (song#9012)

 

Well, I see you made the papers
Says you made it good
Now you can buy yourself all those things
That I never could
But what you’ll never have it seems
Is a dream that’ll never fall
So keep the door of your heart open
For me when the islands call

But what you’ll never have it seems
Is a dream that’ll never fall
So keep the door of your heart open
For me when the islands call

When the night comes on that mainland
And you remember what I said
When you start crying for island sand
You’ll be over there, not here instead
When there’s no one there to help you
You’ll find your back is against a wall
So keep the door of your heart open
For me when the islands call

But what you’ll never have it seems
Is a dream that’ll never fall
So keep the door of your heart open
For me when the islands call
So keep the door of your heart open
For me when the islands call



A Sailor In Me (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2913)

 

I feel it again
That feeling of destiny
It’s the sailor I once knew
The vagabond of island lore
With the wind it comes to me
It’s not some feeling new
Calling me to a distant shore

I’ll put my destiny
In the arms of the open sea
And you can come along with me
If you please

Cause there are faces and places
That I’ve never seen or been to
Tropical sunsets to be sailed into
I know what I must do, you see
Answer the call of the vagabond
Cause there’s a sailor in me

Got to do it while I’m still alive
I’m not a land lubber
I’m only happy from nine to five
Being a sloping deck scrubber
And you can come along with me
If you please

The land has too many chains
And carries a heavy load
There’s no gain in the pains
So, I’ll sail the ocean road
Got nothing to lose but the blues

Cause there are faces and places
That I’ve never seen or been to
Tropical sunsets to be sailed into
I know what I must do, you see
Answer the call of the vagabond
Cause there’s a sailor in me



Duke Paoa Kahanamoku (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2914)

There once was a famous island man
Who rode his surfboard toward island sand
To ride the waves is what he would teach
When he died, they put his statue on the beach

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was an athlete
Full bloodied Hawaiian who couldn’t be beat
Now every tourist stops at Waikiki beach
To take a photograph under arms outreached

Every week there comes a cleaning group
With a mop and a bucket in one fell swoop
They clean the statue of the famous island man
Who rode his surfboard toward island sand

From eighteen ninety til nineteen sixty eight
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku became an athlete great
Olympic champion with bronze, silver and gold
He had a golden heart as the talk story’s told

He was the Hawaiian Ambassador of Aloha
Riding the waves to fame so grand
Duke Paoa Kahanamoku was an athlete
Who rode his surfboard toward island sand
He was a famous island man



The Tropic Sun (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2915)

 

I remember the first time I saw your face
The tropic sun rose in your eyes
And the yellow moon and the stars gave grace
To the island night and the island’s call to love
To the island night and the island’s call

I remember the first time I kissed your lips
The world stood still in island sand
And the lovely song of a paradise bird
Was heard at love’s command, my love
Was heard at love’s command

I remember the first time I strolled with you
And I felt your warm hand inside of mine
It gave my dreams a whole new birth
That island love would last til the end of time thereof
That island love would last til the end of time

I remember the first time I saw your face
The tropic sun rose in your eyes
And the yellow moon and the stars gave grace
To the island night and the island’s call to love
To the island night and the island’s call



Sweetest Flower (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2916)

 

If I were king of Hawaii and all things were mine
I’d roam through all the islands for new treasures to find
And the treasure I’d seek the most, you understand
Would be to win the heart of Leilani
The sweetest flower of island sand

Her cheeks are rosy red, long black hair hanging down
And her lovely shoulders are all tanned and brown
She’s the loveliest wahini that ever nature planned
And my heart is imprisioned by Leilani
The sweetest flower of island sand

If I found you, sweet Leilani, anywhere in tropic zones
I’d bring you to my island and place you on my throne
I would use all good endeavor to fulfill my royal plan
For to gain my prize in paradise
The sweetest flower of island sand

Oh, I’ll go over to Lahaina town and board a ship to roam
I’ll sail all the way to Mandalay across the briny foam
To find the one, the only one for this kingly island man
Aloha ‘oe to one and all til I return
With my sweet Leilani in my hand
The sweetest flower of island sand



Beginning Of Aloha Oe (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2917)

 

I’ve heard that when you find a love
Sometimes you start to lose a friend
And at the end of the starting
The parting you can’t comprehend
When you and I first said Aloha
Here on this island in the sea
How was I to know that our first Aloha
Was the beginning of Aloha ‘oe

When the skies are blue in paradise
Sometimes there comes a monsoon gale
And things that are precious in our eyes
Lose their luster behind a veil
When you and I first said Aloha
Here on this island in the sea
How was I to know that our first Aloha
Was the beginning of Aloha ‘oe

If dreams could last forever
There’s one thing that I know
The starting would end, no never
And no parting would ever show

When they begin to play those Maui chimes
The music will end in time, I know
And when I needed you for all of times
That’s when you said that you must go
The music of our love was started long ago
Oh, what was it that parted you from me
How was I to know that our first Aloha
Was the beginning of Aloha ‘oe



Breeze Of Island Summer (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2918)

When the breeze of island summer
Sings through the tall palm trees
And high Mauna Kea’s thunder
Is heard below in the waves of the seas

A love that is strong flows like an island song
And fills an empty heart where love belongs
And the breeze of island summer
Caresses the land and seas as it flows along

The breeze of island summer has no return
The seasons in the tropics go on without end
True island love will always be there to burn
For it flows through the tall palm trees
That bend in the wind

A love that is strong flows like an island song
And fills an empty heart where love belongs
And the breeze of island summer
Caresses the land and seas as it flows along

The breeze of island summer has no return
The seasons in the tropics go on without end
True island love will always be there to burn
For it flows through the tall palm trees
That bend in the wind



Spot Of Island Sand (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2919)

 

There are many folks with lofty designs
With gold they want to mold their cloaks
Others there are who on simple things will dine
Who hold onto ways of simple island folks

It is I who holds the latter brand
For all I have to give to you
Is a little spot of island sand
Where we can make our dreams come true

We don’t need a mansion on a hilltop high
Not you and I
Just a little cottage that true love can fill
We don’t need to be called
The walled up folks in the mansion on the hill

Our little veranda will command a view
Of island sand and an island love so true

We don’t need a mansion on a hilltop high
Not you and I
Just a little cottage that true love can fill
We don’t need to be called
The walled up folks in the mansion on the hill

It is I who holds the latter brand
For all I have to give to you
Is a little spot of island sand
Where we can make our dreams come true



Blowing Through My Mind (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2920)

 

Why do the tall palm trees bend
On that far off island shore
They bend for the strong tradewinds
On far off islands I adore

Have you seen my sweet Leilani
Strolling on that warm shoreline
Have you seen my sweet Leilani
The one I used to know as mine
Well, if you see my sweet Leilani
With her smile so sweet and kind
Send my love to her upon the breeze
To kiss her lips of sweetest wine

Why do the tall palm trees bend
On that far off island shore
They bend for the strong tradewinds
On far off islands I adore

Sweet Leilani is like the island breeze
That blows on that warm shoreline
Sweet Leilani is like the island breeze
Warm was island love when she was mine
Now if Leilani is like the island breeze
That blows on that warm shoreline
Then I feel like the tall palm trees
Leilani is blowing through my mind



Gypsy Sailor (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2921)

 

One comes from Mandalay
One comes from the Frisco bay
Another from some forgotten Spanish moor
One from a land that exists no more

Where the ships rest at anchor
Moonlight shadows come creeping
While the island is sleeping
Gypsy sailor songs fill the night

Weary sailor men turn empty eyes
To the ship’s cooking fire
They’re all in their paradise
Waiting for their dreams to expire
Gypsy sailor songs fill the night
When gypsy sailor hearts are in flight

Each one is reaching for the stars
Alone in his dreams of tomorrow
While they play mellow gypsy guitars
That seems to sing only of sorrow

From gypsy sailor songs on tradewinds everywhere
Comes a lonely sailor’s prayer to be as free as the air
Sing gypsy sailor, sing, of the tropic moon in its splendor
Dream gypsy sailor, dream, of an island love in surrender

One comes from Mandalay
One comes from the Frisco bay
Another from some forgotten Spanish moor
One from a land that exists no more



Good Island Life (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2922)

Well, the good island life
Is a life that’s full of sun and fun
The dreams there are so ideal
Yeah, the good island life
Lets you hide from things and run
From any sadness you may feel

And you can really fall in love
All you have to do is take a chance
Be honest with the one you love
And be honest to romance

Yeah, the good island life
Frees you from fear of the unknown
And when heartaches come to life
You won’t have to face them alone

And you can really fall in love
All you have to do is take a chance
Be honest with the one you love
And be honest to romance

Remember that Aloha means hello
On the isle where breezes blow
So, just smile and don’t you know
You’ll kiss the good island life hello



Honolulu Harbor Lights (Larry W. Jones 04/28/2004) (song#2923)

 

Honolulu harbor lights
Lit up the night when you were leaving
Honolulu harbor lights
Took you away from me

Honolulu harbor lights
Fell on my tears as I was grieving
Honolulu harbor lights
Meant goodbye to my perceiving
For there beside the silver seas
The tide said Aloha ‘oe

Oh, how I wanted to kiss your lips
And hold you in my arms once more
But you were making way on the ship
While my heart was breaking on the shore

Now, no one hears my cries in empty nights
Here in paradise by the sea
And I wonder if Honolulu harbor lights
Will return your love here to me



Lonely Sailor’s Song (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2924)

 

Throughout the ages lonely sailors wandered
Through oceans rolling vagrantly along
Through pages of time I’ve heard their sad stories
Written by the hand of Davy Jones

Throughout the ages lonely sailors yearned for freedom
Some earned their wages on the open seas
Many years have gone and tears have come upon them
Cause they didn’t always live a life of ease

Please tell me where have all the lonely sailors gone
I see no sails billowing in the salty air
Maybe time has gone and took with it their song
Now only heard when there are tradewinds fair

Throughout the ages lonely sailors yearned for freedom
Some earned their wages on the open seas
Many years have gone and tears have come upon them
Cause they didn’t always live a life of ease

Last month I wrote a letter to my loved one on the isle
Mailed it from Mandalay and knew I’d been at sea too long
Ages ago I set my heart to wander the oceans awhile
I know I was wrong as I sing this lonely sailor’s song



Moanalani Mele (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2925)

 

Moanalani, I’ll not ignore you
For my lonely heart adores you
My roaming has only brought us sorrow
I’ll sail back to your love tomorrow

Moanalani, please forgive me
Let me relive the dream you gave me
I’ll return to paradise forever
To renew our island love together

Remember when we strolled by the sea
A star fell just for you and me
I wish another star would fall from above
That would recall our song of island love

My roaming has only brought us sorrow
I’ll sail back to your love tomorrow

Moanalani, let your reply be tender
In paradise please let your love surrender
Let me return to blueish skies above me
Moanalani, keep your truest love for me



Kaua’i No Ka Oi (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2926)

 

Kaua’i, my garden isle
Island of sweet mokihana
Island that makes every flower smile
Kaua’i, my garden isle

Where the blue pacific ocean breeze
Kisses palms that wave to you and me
Dreams really do come true, you see
On Kaua’i, Kaua’i no ka oi

In the old talk stories of island lore
Hikina a ka la Heiau Hauola was where
One could find refuge, love and care
On the island of sweet mokihana there

Kaua’i is my refuge, gives me love and care
Kaua’i is an island so very rare
Ha`ina mai ka puana la
Of Kaua’i, Kaua’i no ka oi



Faded Island Love (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2927)

 

As I look at the ocean
That separates you from me
You’re the one that I am dreaming of
As the moonlight still shines
Where you and I strolled, dear
I remember our faded island love

I miss our strollin’ by the shore every day
And underneath the stars that shine above
My heart is beating just as strong for you
As I remember our faded island love

Time went by so fast
That made up all the dreams that we had
Now I watch as others fall in love
I still hear those Maui chimes
When you said Aloha ‘oe goodbye
As I remember our faded island love

I miss our strollin’ by the shore every day
And underneath the stars that shine above
My heart is beating just as strong for you
As I remember our faded island love



Rose Of Tahiti (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2928)

 

I found the island sunshine when I found you
I found a yellow moon above
As from an island of roses so fair
I found a flower of love

Rose of Tahiti, ku’u ipo of mine
Heaven must have sent you here to me
I will always love you, throughout all time
You’re the sweetest rose of Tahiti to me

When every other blossom has faded and died
The stars will still be twinkling in the blue
And you will still be blooming here by my side
Rose of Tahiti, ku’u ipo, I love you

I looked behind a rainbow
And I searched beyond the moon
Waiting for such as you to show
Now that I have found you
My heart sings the sweetest island tune
Rose of Tahiti, I’ll never let you go

Rose of Tahiti, ku’u ipo of mine
Heaven must have sent you here to me
I will always love you, throughout all time
You’re the sweetest rose of Tahiti to me

When every other blossom has faded and died
The stars will still be twinkling in the blue
And you will still be blooming here by my side
Rose of Tahiti, ku’u ipo, I love you



Maui Girl Of Mine (Larry W. Jones 04/29/2004) (song#2929)

 

Strolling down the streets of old Lahaina town
I’ve returned again from my roaming round
I’m searching for the love I left behind
Trying to find that Maui girl of mine

I only meant to sail the oceans for awhile
I said Aloha ‘oe when I was young and wild
I’m trying to find her, looking for a sign
I sure do miss that Maui girl of mine

I sailed the seven seas, sailed the oceans wide
No other girl like her could I ever find
I heard the bells of a wedding as I strolled on by
They sure looked swell, groom and lovely bride

My heart stood still as her eyes met mine
Too late, I found that Maui girl of mine

Strolling down the streets of old Lahaina town
My sea bag’s packed, guess I’ll sail around
But I know, as I go, my heart is left behind
Along with a love for that Maui girl of mine

But I know, as I go, my heart is left behind
Along with a love for that Maui girl of mine



Dream Of Finding You (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2004) (song#2930)

 

To stroll on a far away island
To be where soft tradewinds blow
To see rainbows in glory
To live where there is no woe

To feel ohana love near me
To hear sweet Aloha in song
To have friends there to cheer me
To know it’s there I belong

This is my dream, to find that far isle
No matter which ocean, no matter the miles
To sail through the night, toward islands that call
To hail what just might be the best of them all

For I know that dreams will come true
If I follow my dream to the end
My dream will be of finding you
And for the rest of my life, with you spend

And an island in an ocean so far
Will see another dream come true
For one who followed his star
And his dream of finding you



One May Morning (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2004) (song#2931)

 

As I strolled out one May morning
Down by the oceanside
Around me as I cast my eyes
An island girl in paradise I spied

Her face was sad but rosy
And shiny black was her long hair
How lovely was the flower posed
Behind her ear that she did wear

As I strolled out one May morning
My true love strolled on by
And I knew that love was changing
By the hiding of her eyes

Oh, don’t you now remember, love
When we strolled hand in hand
You vowed that when you married
I would be your island man

I wish I were a butterfly
I’d fly to Manoa valley deep
I wish I were a minstral guy
I’d sing my island love to sleep

I wish I were a bird of paradise
I’d sing until the morning clear
I wish that you were in my arms
The island girl I love so dear



Far Away Tropic Island (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2004) (song#2932)

 

Pretend the boat has landed
On a far away tropic island
We will swim in clear waters
Warm in beams of moonlight
Caress me with your kisses
On a far away tropic isle tonight

We will find a secret place
Where no one else will find us
Dreams no longer we will chase
When love is all around us

In love we will be falling
I will keep my arms around you
An island warm is calling
For my warm love to surround you

On a far away tropic island
Bring your dreams there with me
On a far away tropic island
It seems that you were made to love me

We will find a secret place
Where no one else will find us
Dreams no longer we will chase
When love is all around us

On a far away tropic island
Bring your dreams there with me
On a far away tropic island
It seems that you were made to love me



Last Island Waltz (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2004) (song#2933)

 

Her dreams were going to pieces
As she strolled on the shore
And as love’s light decreases
She had to see him once more

Tonight she will be with him
And though dreams turn out false
Her dreams will only grow dim
As they dance the last island waltz

And they play island songs lonely
Oh, don’t they play islands songs sad
Just for him and her only
Of the dreams that they had

Tonight she will be with him
And though dreams turn out false
Her dreams will only grow dim
As they dance the last island waltz

She hears him speak words of love
As soft island guitars play on
She hears words that dreams are made of
Though soon she’ll be all alone

The song of island love is all over
And she knows a dream is lost
For come the morn he’ll be a rover
As they dance the last island waltz



Last Island Song (Larry W. Jones 05/03/2004) (song#2934)

 

This is the last island song
The end of a tropical waltz
The drums sound sad as they’re beating along
Another talk story of paradise lost

He docks at Aloha tower
Checks in with the tourists
Wishes he had the power
To turn back the hours
When islands were at their purist

He sailed the oceans with pacific wayfinders
Paddled long canoes through gales coming round
Tahiti and Raiatea are his distant reminders
As now on old Maui before there was Lahaina town

This is the last island song
The end of a tropical waltz
The drums sound sad as they’re beating along
Another talk story of paradise lost

Gaugain painted his forefathers on canvas
Michener wrote of his favorite island tales
The islands have songs of which to reminisce
That make men wish they there could sail

This is the last island song
The end of a tropical waltz
The drums sound sad as they’re beating along
Another talk story of paradise lost

The drums sound sad as they’re beating along
Another talk story of paradise lost



Last Luau Dance (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2935)

 

I started to go, but I stayed
The band had one more island song to play
Then something unfurled before my eyes
An island girl straight from paradise

I had the last luau dance with you
Two dreams that by chance came together
We fell in love in Hawaii blue
And the last luau dance will last forever

The new love we found is growing strong
Old Lahaina town has heard our song
This flame of island love in paradise
Will be the same when time itself dies

I had the last luau dance with you
Two dreams that by chance came together
We fell in love in Hawaii blue
And the last luau dance will last forever

And the dance isn’t over yet
The last luau song we’ll not forget
When dreams like ours come along
Love is like a flower growing strong

I had the last luau dance with you
Two dreams that by chance came together
We fell in love in Hawaii blue
And the last luau dance will last forever



Loneliest Man (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2936)

 

The loneliest man on the island is me
The loneliest man on the island is me
And my heart isn’t the only lonely part
And the loneliest man on the island is me

It’s sad when glad love is gone
It’s sad when glad love is gone
Sometimes it’s best to just let it rest
And the loneliest man on the island is me

The loneliest man on the island is me
The loneliest man on the island is me
And my heart isn’t the only lonely part
And the loneliest man on the island is me

Love is a dream and it’s not what it seems
Love is a dream and it’s not what it seems
Those sweet Maui chimes I’ve heard for the last time
And the loneliest man on the island is me

The loneliest man on the island is me
The loneliest man on the island is me
And my heart isn’t the only lonely part
And the loneliest man on the island is me



Luiki’s Kauna Hula Show (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2937)

 

Down at the beach at Waikiki
A lovely maiden lives whom I used to know
Her name is Luiki, she’s wiki wiki
When you see her, you’d better go slow

Her laugh sounds like a pleasant giggle
And she holds her head that certain way
She’s very bold with a saucy hula wiggle
And of her sway, what more can I say

A little grass skirt goes with the flow
Every Aloha shirt wants to say hello
You can see she’s momona umi kumaono
Hele mai Luiki’s kuaua hula show

Down at the beach at Waikiki
A lovely maiden lives whom I used to know
Her name is Luiki, she’s wiki wiki
When you see her, you’d better go slow

A little grass skirt goes with the flow
Every Aloha shirt wants to say hello
You can see she’s momona umi kumaono
Hele mai Luiki’s kuaua hula show



Sonny And Iz (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2938)

 

I was reading a travel magazine
Listening to a kiho’alu tune and humming along
The year was 1994
It had been awhile since I’d heard that island song

The DJ came on the radio
And I’ll never forget what he said
Here’s some news I hate to break
It comes from island sand, and
Sonny Chillingworth is dead

Well, I always was
A Sonny Chillingworth fan
And I felt bad when I heard his name
So I asked what one of his albums was worth
Outside of Hawaii there wasn’t much fame

They mailed it from Honolulu
He was an island man from his birth
And there was a label on the bottom
The late great Sonny Chillingworth

It was the year of Forrest Gump
It was the year of Nelson Mandela
It was 1994
I was living in Houston
With my lovely wife of 1968

It was the year of Nancy Kerrigan
It was the year of O.J.Simpson
A year after Audrey Hepburn
I was up that night late

And dreaming of islands far away
And slack key music was flowing
Like island breezes blowing my way

On a cold Texas evening
I was strolling by Galveston’s tide
When someone came up and asked me
If I’d heard that Iz Kamakawiwo’ole had died

I went to Willie G’s and stayed past eleven
The year was 1997 for what it’s worth
And every song I played
Was for the late great Sonny Chillingworth



Dreams That Were Green (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2939)

 

I was a young island boy
When I first heard this song
Now I’ve seen many sunset luaus
Where I’ve eaten the fish and poi
Time travels wiki wiki along
And the dreams that were green
Have grown old and turned to gold

And they come on soft tradewinds
Over islands made of sand
And they become your friend
When they turn to gold in your hand

Once my heart was filled with emptiness
Without the love of an island girl
Tradewinds had nothing to hold
Now my life is filled with happiness
With a treasure more than pearls
And the dreams that were green
Have grown old and turned to gold

And they come on soft tradewinds
Over islands made of sand
And they become your friend
When they turn to gold in your hand



Golden Sand Of Hawaii Nei (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2940)

 

Someday you’ll hear my voice
On tradewinds across the sand
If you should ever return
To that golden tropic land
That bears the name of Hawaii nei

Doomed without a hope
Was the love I gave that day
Lost inside a broken heart
From the very start
In the golden sand of Hawaii nei

And your footprints left no traces
To show the places where we used to go
And Mauna Kea in the sky
Echos the cry where breezes blow
That our love was not to stay
Doomed to last for just a day
In the golden sand of Hawaii nei

Doomed without a hope
Was the love I gave that day
Lost inside a broken heart
From the very start
In the golden sand of Hawaii nei

Lost inside a broken heart
From the very start
In the golden sand of Hawaii nei



Harbor Lights Of Home (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2941)

 

I always get excited
As if I’m always invited
When my voyage nears its end
And I can smell the island’s fragrance in the wind

The harbor lights of home
Look so inviting to me
When I return to where I belong
From every voyage out on the sea

They glow so brightly, invite me
Guides my ship safely through the night
Back to that balmy air
And folks who care
Waiting on the shore with delight

I have sailed the world around
But never have I ever found
No matter where I roam
Any place like old Lahaina town
And the harbor lights of home

The harbor lights of home
Look so inviting to me
When I return to where I belong
From every voyage out on the sea

I have sailed the world around
But never have I ever found
No matter where I roam
Any place like old Lahaina town
And the harbor lights of home



Island Man Island Boy (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2942)

 

Island man, island man
What makes the world go round
Tell me if you can
Where are birds of paradise found
Tell me, please be true
Why do dreams turn blue
And when you were an island boy
Did you chase dreams like I do

What happens to a falling star
When it falls into the sea
And does it leave a scar
That you and I can see
Tell me, why does someone you love
Sometimes make you cry
Tell me, what are your tears made of
Are they the same as mine

Island boy, island boy
They say love makes the world go round
And it’s only on these islands
That birds of paradise are found
And the dreams that turn to blue
Weren’t really made of love
But island boy, go on and chase your dreams
You might find a little joy if you do

And the burning of a falling star
As it falls into the sea
Sometimes it leaves a lasting scar
Like a dream that used to be
Island boy, as to what these tears are of
They’re from years without a love
Island boy, keep praying all the time
That yours won’t be the same as mine



The Little Rainbow (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2943)

 

I went strollin’ down by the shore
Inside I was feelin’ blue
When a little rainbow came into view
That I hadn’t seen before
And the little rainbow that I spied
Hung around awhile and cried

He said he was feelin’ lonesome
And sometimes he faded out and died
Cause all the rain had blown some
Of his brightness away to hide

But he said he’d seen all kinds of weather
And that every cloud had a silver line
He said just keep your dream together
And it will come true, just give it time

Now I can tell the whole wide world
If you’re feelin’ blue inside
Try to keep your dream together
No matter what the weather
Look for the silver line outside

And as long as there’s an ember
Don’t forget to remember
The little rainbow, where tradewinds blow
That hung around awhile and cried



Long Old Ocean Road (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2944)

 

Well, it’s a long old ocean road
That leads to your fair shore
That long old ocean road
Will never disappear
I’ve sailed it with my load
The same way I’ve sailed before
And it always leads me here
Back to your fair island shore

The winds of another stormy night
Have washed the dreams away
A pool of tears now show the plight
Of a love that’s lost its way
If you leave me standing here
For even one day more
My dreams and I will disappear
From your fair island shore

Many times I’ve sailed alone
And many times i’ve cried
Where breezes play is where I’ve known
Sorrow even though I’ve tried

Well, it’s a long old ocean road
That leads to your fair shore
That long old ocean road
Will never disappear
I’ve sailed it with my load
The same way I’ve sailed before
And it always leads me here
Back to your fair island shore

And it always leads me here
Back to your fair island shore



Dreamiest Night (Larry W. Jones 05/04/2004) (song#2945)

 

When your dreams come true
It’s the dreamiest night of the year
The moon will shine for you
And dreams become crystal clear

Love songs will ring with rhyme
Bringing words that sing with cheer
When your dreams come true in time
It’s the dreamiest night of the year

Strolling beside the ocean blue
Where tradewinds caress the sand
Dreams with you are coming true
Every time I touch your hand, and

Love songs will ring with rhyme
Bringing words that sing with cheer
When your dreams come true in time
It’s the dreamiest night of the year

This heart of mine skips a beat
Every time I hold you near
Like gold are your kisses sweet
It’s the dreamiest night of the year



A Lei Of Aloha (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2946)

 

Lace a lei, lace a lei of moonbeams
Lace a lei, lace a lei of night dreams
Today, today will never come again
So, lace a lei of Aloha around your heart

Lace a lei, string it among the stars
Lace a lei, sing it without bars
Lace them all, where islands call
And lace a lei of Aloha around your heart

Tradewinds and blossoms and a peaceful bay
Underneath the moon
Glances that romances and a perfect day
In the month of June

Place them all when you lace a lei
And lace a lei of Aloha around your heart

Lace a lei, lace a lei of moonbeams
Lace a lei, lace a lei of night dreams
Today, today will never come again
So, lace a lei of Aloha around your heart



My Fair Wahini (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2947)

 

When the stars above begin to shine
I dream a dream that’s so divine
And the theme is a fair wahini all the time
She’s that she who’s for me
And it’s true that in Hawaii blue
Dreams always do come true
So, it’s perfectly clear
That she’ll soon appear

Some day she’ll come strolling along
The island girl I’ll love
And she’ll be as pretty as a song
The island girl I’ll love
And when she comes strolling my way
With her hula sway
I know this dream of mine will stay

She’ll smile at me on the isle
I’ll be her island man
And in a little while
We’ll be strolling hand in hand

Maybe she’ll come on a Sunday
Any day of the week would be fine
I’m sure my dream will come one day
And then I’ll make her mine

We’ll build a little cottage made for two
And I’ll never roam from her in view
And it’s true that in Hawaii blue
Dreams always do come true
And so, I’m waiting for something sceney
For my fair wahini that I’ll love



Dream That Got Away (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2948)

 

The moon has lost its glow
Stars have fallen in the sea below
Tradewinds are blowing cold
You begin to feel quite old
And the reason is that without reason
Your island dream just got away

No more do islands call
You didn’t see the writing on the wall
Your isle of golden dreams
Is being painted gray
The dream that you thought you’d won
Has broken your heart and made it run
And that’s just a sketch of the beginning
Haven’t got to the stretch of the seventh inning
Don’t even know who to blame
Island love is a crazy game

No more kisses by the old sugar mill
Cause you’ve been run through it, the mill
And island love never will
Be the same

But ever since the world began
There’s been islands and there’s been sand
And a wahini for an island man
So, without let up, I’ve gotta get up
And start looking this very day
For my island dream that got away



Man With The Ukulele (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2949)

 

Who’s that strollin’, what’s that music rollin’
That’s the island man with the ukulele
For fish and poi, he’ll sing for joy
Any island song you want him to play

Folks on the isle stop and smile
Because the island man with the ukulele
Makes their dreams come true, it seems
Down by the bay where palm trees sway

See the little keikis running along
While he plays his ukulele song
He fills their hearts with joy all day long
When he plays his ukulele the island way

Twilight’s fallin’, dreams a-callin’
There goes the island man with the ukulele
Slowly strollin’, island music rollin’
Where tradewind breezes play

Folks on the isle stop and smile
Because the island man with the ukulele
Makes their dreams come true, it seems
Down by the bay where palm trees sway

Twilight’s fallin’, dreams a-callin’
There goes the island man with the ukulele
Slowly strollin’, island music rollin’
Where tradewind breezes play



Lei Of Hibiscus And Green (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2950)

 

As I went a-strollin’ one morning in June
To view the fair island and flowers in bloom
I spied a fair maiden who looked like a queen
In fine island dress and a lei of hibiscus and green

I stepped up to that fair maiden from paradise
I’m sure she did not know me in my disguise
I said, hele mai ku’u ipo, please come with me
And we will be married here down by the sea

She said, young island man, I must be excused
I’ll wed no other man lest my love’s heart be bruised
To Manoa valley I’ll wander and shun all men’s view
Since the island lad I love dearly is sailing waters so blue

Since you will not marry, please tell your love’s name
As I too sailed the blue and might know the same
She said, look at my lei, for it’s there to be seen
His name is there woven in my lei of hibiscus and green

As I viewed her lei, it was there I could behold
His name was there woven in letters of gold
Young Keali’i Kapono appeared to my view
I said he was my fellow sailor out on the blue

Your love and I fought the gales in the sails up so high
And in the deep locker of Davy Jones is where he now lies
It was in the Straits of Magellan that we fought the gale
I lost this good mate when the storm winds did wail

When she heard the sad news, she wept with despair
And with her dainty hands, tore the lei from her hair
To Manoa valley I’ll wander and shun all men’s view
Since the island lad I love dearly lies in waters so blue

Oh Leilani, lovely Leilani, it was I who won your heart
In your father’s garden the day my ship did depart
My days of sailing are over and now no trouble is seen
I’ll wed you, my true love, in your lei of hibiscus and green

Now Keali’i and Leilani are married, and island folks say
Great island chieftains attended their wedding day
She was dressed in fine island clothes fit for a queen
And around her long hair a lei of hibiscus and green



Forever My Destiny (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2951)

My life was that of a lonely island man
Searching where breezes blow for a love that’s true
That’s when I saw you stroll right in front of me
And I knew my lonely island days were through

You’re my island rose that glows in the tropic sun
And I know, life in paradise has just begun
You’re the sweetest island rose ever there could be
You’ll be forever my destiny

You filled my every song with tender harmony
When you strolled along right in front of me
The thrill you give is warm and wonderful
I love your every island charm here by the sea

You’re my island rose that glows in the tropic sun
And I know, life in paradise has just begun
You’re the sweetest island rose ever there could be
You’ll be forever my destiny

Islands in the stream will last eternally
Oceans keep on flowing through eternity
Tradewinds blowing say you’re the one for me
An ocean of love for you flows inside of me

You’re my island rose that glows in the tropic sun
And I know, life in paradise has just begun
You’re the sweetest island rose ever there could be
You’ll be forever my destiny



Forever My Destiny (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2951)

 

Hush-a-bye, sweet little island baby
Keiki slumbertime’s comin’ soon
Rest your head upon my breast
While makuahini hums an island tune
The sandman’s callin’ where tradewinds callin’
And warm breezes sigh in paradise

Way over in old Hawaii, I first heard this melody
As a little keiki child upon my mother’s knee
Old island folks hummin’, ukuleles slowly strummin’
So sweet and low down by the sea

Strum, strum the strings, ukulele rings
I hear those ukuleles playin’ again
Hum, hum the words, songs I heard
In that sweet old island refrain

I hear that sweet island melody, all day long
As I wander in dreams back to old Hawaii, it seems
And I live again as a little keiki child
When I hear those sweet island songs

Hush-a-bye, sweet little island baby
Go to sleep on makuahini’s knee
Return to paradise once again
In dreams of old Hawaii with me

Way over in old Hawaii, I first heard this melody
Tropic moon shinin’, stars blinkin’ from on high
I hear makuahini’s voice singin’ low
As in old Hawaii long years ago
Hush-a-bye, sweet little island baby
Hush-a-bye



Tropic Moon Got In My Eyes (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2953)

 

From out of paradise you appeared
Your perfect smile was oh, so nice
I thought I saw a love so true
But I couldn’t see through you
And I guess it’s no surprise
The tropic moon got in my eyes

I didn’t see through your disguise
My heart fell, no compromise
The only thing I remember
Your lips were burning embers
You were such an island prize
The tropic moon got in my eyes

I knew a dream had come in sight
When I met you that balmy night
It took some time to see the light
That our island love was in demise

I’ve heard that those in love are blind
I never dreamed I’d be that kind
But I can see the adage still applies
It seemed so heartfelt at the time
My heart fell for your disguise
The tropic moon got in my eyes



A Yellow Moon Rose (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2954)

 

A yellow moon rose when the night was still young
Your smile seemed to glow as Maui chimes rung
And I wondered if we’d meet again that way

A yellow moon rose when the night was still young
I held you close as the songs were all sung
It was emotional, almost devotional
As to you I gave my heart away

And now here we are, under the stars
Another yellow moon rising not very far

For an island fellow, my heart is mellow
As the band leaves no love song unsung
I’ll always remember that harvest moon in September
A yellow moon rose when the night was still young

A yellow moon rose when the night was still young
Your smile seemed to glow as Maui chimes rung
And I wondered if we’d meet again that way

And now here we are, under the stars
Another yellow moon rising not very far

For an island fellow, my heart is mellow
As the band leaves no love song unsung
I’ll always remember that harvest moon in September
A yellow moon rose when the night was still young



As At The First Time (Larry W. Jones 05/05/2004) (song#2955)

 

Each new time I look at you
I return to paradise as at the first time
Each new time you’re near, I hear
Sweet Maui chimes as at the first time
Darling, the thrill is always renewed
And there’s nothing you need to do
Except to let me get sight of you
As at the first time

Each new time I see you
The more I want you so
I could never be blue
In Hawaii blue, I know
Your every sigh is from paradise
I’m mad about you, glad about you
And that same old love feeling grows
As at the first time

I can’t explain how much I love you
I’ll refrain from even trying
My heart comes flying to you
For the love you are supplying

Each new time I see you
The more I want you so
I could never be blue
In Hawaii blue, I know
Your every sigh is from paradise
I’m mad about you, glad about you
And that same old love feeling grows
As at the first time



Island Love For Evermore (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2956)

 

There’s got to be an island somewhere
We’ll just keep sailin’ through the night
We’ve got to find that island sunshine
Maybe it will be by mornin’ light

There’s got to be an island somewhere
Outside the winds of tropic storms
Where you and I can stroll together
On an island where the sand is warm

We can’t wait for easy island living
On breezy mountains we will climb
Warm islands of Aloha will be giving
True love that will last for all time

There’s got to be an island somewhere
Somewhere there’s a sandy shore
I’ll place a flower in your lovely hair
And we’ll live in island love for evermore

There’s got to be an island somewhere
Somewhere there’s a sandy shore
I’ll place a flower in your lovely hair
And we’ll live in island love for evermore



The Closeness Of You (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2957)

 

The tropical stars really excite me
But there’s something more that really delights me
I saw it in dreams in Hawaii blue
It seems to be the closeness of you

The tropical moon makes for nice conversation
And how soon it becomes a sensation
But to swoon takes no revelation
It seems to be the closeness of you

I feel your charms when I hold you so closely
Tradewinds sigh your name to me lowly

Soft moonlight really enchants me
You and I can fall in love, can’t we
What will make come true my dreams
It seems to be the closeness of you

Soft moonlight really enchants me
You and I can fall in love, can’t we
What will make come true my dreams
It seems to be the closeness of you



Island Lady (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2958)

 

The night is young and so are we
Under the moonlight in the tropic breeze
Island lady, please open up your heart

Moonlight sets the scene, tradewinds sing of it
Let’s you and I get into the swing of it
Island lady, it’s time for love to start

Island lady, you’re so hugable
My heart strings are so tugable
The island breeze is warm
Just like your every charm
Island lady, let me hold you in my arms

The tropic moon is climbing, Maui chimes are chiming
Who could ask for better timing to start
Island lady, please open up your heart

Moonlight sets the scene, tradewinds sing of it
Let’s you and I get into the swing of it
Island lady, it’s time for love to start

The tropic moon is climbing, Maui chimes are chiming
Who could ask for better timing to start
Island lady, please open up your heart



The Old Island Painter (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2959)

 

The old island painter from the isles far away
Painted the tuberoses down by the bay
He painted the stars in the deep velvet night
Then he put them in the eyes of my sweetheart bright

The old island painter from the isles far away
Painted the ocean all turquoise blue
He painted the breeze that makes the tall palms sway
Then he painted a dream that came out true

The old island painter from the isles far away
Painted the mountains that reach the sky
He painted the music that ukuleles play
Then he painted a love song in paradise

The old island painter from the isles far away
Painted every beautiful thing that he knew
He painted a song that only islands play
Then he painted a dream that turned out true
He painted me a dream of you

Painted the tuberoses down by the bay
Painted the ocean all turquoise blue
Painted the mountains that reach the sky
Painted a love song in paradise
Then he painted a dream that turned out true
He painted me a dream of you



The Water Wheel (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2960)

 

By the Kahului road
Tuberoses are growin’
Around the old sugar mill
Where the water wheel is rollin’

In his ragged old coat
By the stream he sits dreamin’
While he watches leaves that float
Past the water wheel gleamin’

The water wheel keeps on turnin’
Like his dream that keeps returnin’
And he knows it always will
Around the old sugar mill

On a summer island night
Two hearts began to feel
That true love was flowing bright
With feelings that were real

In her eyes her love was true
And their future there would bring
Dreams that would come true
As birds of paradise took wing

But time was so unkind
She lay beneath the tuberoses
And her mem’ry comes to mind
As by the stream he poses

And the stream churns and churns
As the water wheel slowly turns
By the old sugar mill



Picture Puzzle (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2961)

 

I saw you strolling by the ocean
You looked good in island sand
The loveliness of earth and water motion
Made for holding hand in hand

The pieces of a picture puzzle
Are made of many fascinating bits
And it’s true that you can’t muzzle
Love at first sight when the pieces fit

All I needed was the tropic sun
And an island where wild dreams run
When pieces fit like you and I
Sweet island love has just begun
Our little piece of paradise

There are footprints in the sands of time
Sometimes where they lead can be sublime

Each man can find love out of reach
Until love strolls along the beach
Then time can deal a dream come true
And reveal that dream is really you



Prison Ship Song (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2962)

 

Oh, I wish I had a girl to love me
Somewhere in a tropical zone
Oh, I wish I had someone to love me
Someone to call my own

Oh, I would stroll with her in the moonlight
We would stroll there all alone
And I would tell her this story about me
A sad story that makes my heart groan

I’ll be on the prison ship tomorrow
Though I have done nothing wrong
Sailing unto Van Diemens Land of sorrow
At Sullivan’s Cove I do not belong

Now, if I had a ship on the ocean
All laden with fine silver and gold
I would sell all with no emotion
And buy an island away from the cold

Now, if I were a bird of paradise
From that prison ship I would fly
And I’d be in the arms of my darlin’
And my love would be true til I die



Rose Of Hanalei (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2963)

 

The tropic moon shined bright
The balmy night was clear
A soft breeze came from the sea
When Leilani came from her cottage home
And strolled by the sea with me
Island flowers bedecked the harborside
And their fragrance filled the bay
But by far the sweetest flower by my side
Was the Rose of Hanalei

Oh, the Rose of Hanalei, sweet Rose of Hanalei
I swear the sweetest flower there
Was the Rose of Hanalei

Wherever I sailed, east or west
And though fortune began to sour
By one thing only I met the test
Love for Leilani in a lonely hour
When wild winds lashed our fragile ship
And the sails ripped from the stay
The figurehead form that met the storm
Was the Rose of Hanalei

And when my throat was sorely parched
On Australia’s burning land
My hopes were kept on the longest march
By dreams of Kauai’s golden sand
A sailor’s life is a wilderness
Of deep oceans and salty spray
But one emotion that never rests
Is my love for the Rose of Hanalei

Oh, the Rose of Hanalei, sweet Rose of Hanalei
I swear the sweetest flower there
Was the Rose of Hanalei



An Island In The Sea (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2964)

 

If I found what was mine on an island in the sea
It would be that you would return here to me
I would offer a prayer on an island in the sea
And beg that you would return to me, return to me

My eyes search paradise along the island shore
To see if your charms will fill my arms as before
Suddenly a tear falls to the sand by the sea
And it begs oh, return to me, return to me

I’m just a man in the sand by the sea
Hoping in time that you’ll return to me
As long as there’s stars and moon above
On an island in the sea I’ll wait for my love

Suddenly a tear falls to the sand by the sea
And it begs oh, return to me, return to me

If I found what was mine on an island in the sea
It would be that you would return here to me
I would offer a prayer on an island in the sea
And beg that you would return to me, return to me

I’m just a man in the sand by the sea
Hoping in time that you’ll return to me
As long as there’s stars and moon above
On an island in the sea I’ll wait for my love



Love Is Lovelier (Larry W. Jones 05/06/2004) (song#2965)

 

Love is lovelier in old Lahaina town
It’s so wonderful just to stroll around
The second time you hear the first song that’s sung
You don’t have to think, it’s all in the wink
Love in old Lahaina town is lovely when you’re young

Love is lovelier when lovely islands call
Old Maui is a friendly isle, makes you smile
The second that your heart begins to fall

Who can say what brought this day around
Some will say that love, when young
Is headed for the ground
But I say love is lovelier when you’re young
Young love is lovelier in old Lahaina town

The second time you hear the first song that’s sung
You don’t have to think, it’s all in the wink
Love in old Lahaina town is lovely when you’re young

Who can say what brought this day around
Some will say that love, when young
Is headed for the ground
But I say love is lovelier when you’re young
Young love is lovelier in old Lahaina town



Island Autumn (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2966)

 

This summer day as I turn around
In old Lahaina town
I can hear the sound
Of autumn leaves begin to gently fall

Oh, so many island springs and winters
Gone now are they all
As I hear the island autumn call again

As a sailor man, I’ve had my wand’ring ways
Now I’m trying to sail back to yesterdays
And to a love that won’t appear
Is it crying or merely sighing as I near
Autumn, the island autumn of my years

As an island man, I never believed in wishing wells
Now I’m watching the ocean swells
And its sound of laughter in my ears
But I still try to smile here on the isle as I near
Autumn, the island autumn of my years

Oh, so many island springs and winters
Gone now are they all
As I hear the island autumn call again

As a sailor man, I’ve had my wand’ring ways
Now I’m trying to sail back to yesterdays
And to a love that won’t appear
Is it crying or merely sighing as I near
Autumn, the island autumn of my years



Call To Love’s Command (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2967)

 

One day as we strolled the island sand
We yielded to love’s command
You held my heart in your hand
To fill its hungering
Now, I’ll remember every day
The day we strolled the sand
And the song the island played
The call to love’s command

The call to love’s command
Now that you’re gone
Is in every dream of this island man
From twilight til dawn
I looked into your eyes
It was paradise to see
Now just a dream it seems
Beside a silver sea

Our wish upon a falling star
Has fallen much too far
Like teardrops are now falling from my eyes
Now, I’ll remember every day
The day we strolled the sand
And the song the island played
The call to love’s command in paradise

Now, I’ll remember every day
The day we strolled the sand
And the song the island played
The call to love’s command



Moonlight Hula (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2968)

The moonlight hula is a dance to see
It moves with the rhythm of the sea
The moonlight hula is for you and me
The dance of moonlight island love

The moonlight hula is the beauty of
Hips and arms and charms of love
When you dance the moonlight hula
I’m guilty of
Falling in moonlight hula love

A halo around the moon
Will light all your hula charms
Tradewinds blow a lovely tune
As I hold you in my arms

The moonlight hula is the beauty of
Hips and arms and charms of love
When you dance the moonlight hula
I’m guilty of
Falling in moonlight hula love

The moonlight hula is a dance by the sea
A chance for ecstasy
Let’s make moonlight hula dreams come true
In Hawaii blue



Moloka’i Mele (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2969)

 

Among the places that I love
Are the faces of Moloka’i
Strangers are welcomed from the start
With a loving open heart

E ke Aloha a ‘o Wailau
Peaceful place by the sea
He nani no Moloka’i
Beauty in the misty rain

Respected is Haka’a’ano
Your sand dunes I expected to see
And your green verdant hills
Look out at the lovely sea

The lipoa is fragrant to smell
Moloka’i Ka Hula Piko
Center of the hula dance as well
Halawa valley where breezes blow

Ha`ina mai ka puana la
Let the refrain be told
Of Moloka’i, the place I love
Where strangers are welcomed
With an open heart



I Give You My Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2970)

 

Whenever we kiss
For to worry, I never start
When your lips are so near like this
Darling, I give you my heart

It’s always such bliss
I never miss from the start
When I hold you like this
Darling, I give you my heart

It’s never a sad thing to realise
A glad thing to know when a heart melts
Whenever we kiss, it’s paradise
There’s no pretending how it felt

Let’s don’t make a mistake
And break the spell
Believe me if I tell you from the start
Darling, I give you my heart

It’s never a sad thing to realise
A glad thing to know when a heart melts
Whenever we kiss, it’s paradise
There’s no pretending how it felt

Let’s don’t make a mistake
And break the spell
Believe me if I tell you from the start
Darling, I give you my heart



A Rainbow Fell (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2971)

Well, a rainbow out of heaven
Fell from the tropic sky one day
And settled in a peaceful ocean
Around some islands far away

When a band of angels found it
They said it looked so beautiful and fair
And the sand that surrounds it
Looked so peaceful on the islands there

So they sprinkled it with stardust
Just to make the tuberoses grow
And you will never find them sweeter thus
Than on the isles where tradewinds blow

Then they sprinkled it with diamonds
In all the streams and all the bays
And when they had finished every one
They called the islands Hawaii nei



Another Hawaiian Dream (Larry W. Jones 05/07/2004) (song#2972)

 

Well, I’ve sailed oceans the world over
And a rover of lands I have been
But there’s only one spot for this ship drover
The bonnie isles of Hawaii so green

The other night I must have been dreamin’
For a vision thrilled me right through
I saw such a lovely golden sand shore
Any more and it couldn’t be true

Palm trees were growin’ in Houston
And every wahini was named Leilani too
Galveston had a Honolulu zoo
And all the hotels were painted blue

The Pecos looked like the Hanalei river
Who knows how, but so real it seemed
And I heard a cowboy playin’ sweet Maui chimes
Must have been just another Hawaiian dream

Palm trees were growin’ in Houston
And every wahini was named Leilani too
Galveston had a Honolulu zoo
And all the hotels were painted blue

The Pecos looked like the Hanalei river
Who knows how, but so real it seemed
And I heard a cowboy playin’ sweet Maui chimes
Must have been just another Hawaiian dream



Rhapsody Of The Seas (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2004) (song#2973)

Sweetheart, when I look at you
I hear a rhapsody of the seas
An island theme in every dream I knew
A rhapsody of the seas
Here in my heart I hear it play
A rhapsody that will never melt away

Sweetheart, when I hold your hand
It’s like a melody that comes from island sands
Here in my heart I hear it say
Love is here to stay
A rhapsody of the seas so grand

When we’re alone, I hear this sweet refrain
Tradewinds have blown sweet love again
When you’re strolling here by the side of me
I hear a rhapsody of the seas
A melody of love again

I had to let you know
That to my heart you hold the key
And this song within my heart that sings
Is a rhapsody of the seas
A melody of island love and spring
It’s a rhapsody so true, a song of you



With You Only I’ll Sing (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2004) (song#2974)

 

The seas are alive with island music
Island love songs sung through the years
The seas fill my heart with island music
When dreams of the islands appears

My heart lifts with wings of paradise birds
As they fly on a tropical breeze
My heart seems to sing as sweet Maui chimes heard
Drifting through tops of palm trees

All I have to do is take a look at you
And my heart fills with song night and day
Island music and you make every dream come true
Here where Aloha is in full array

The call of the seas can never be lonely
When I know you’ll be near, as before
My heart will be filled with island music
And with you only I’ll sing on that shore



Island Lady Brown (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2004) (song#2975)

 

As I strolled through old Lahaina town
At the hour of twelve midnight
There I spied an island lady brown
Washing her feet by the harbor light
When she had washed them, then she dried them
Before she began to stroll
In all the seas, I ne’er did see
An island maid so sweet about the sole

As I strolled through old Lahaina town
At half past eight to my delight
There I spied that island lady brown
Combing her hair by broad daylight
When she combed it, then she tossed it
As free as the waves of foam
In all the seas, I ne’er did see
An island maid as fair where I did roam

As I strolled through old Lahaina town
When the tropic sun was near to set
There I spied that island lady brown
Chasing a butterfly with a golden net
Alas, when she spied me, she denied me
Then she was nowhere to be found
In all the seas, I ne’er did see
One as fleet as that island lady brown

I sailed north and I sailed south
Through arctic waters and islands fair
Through storms the same as a dragon’s mouth
To hear the name of that maiden there
Old age has now come over me
Cold as an ember of ashen coal
And where, oh where is that island lady brown
From old Lahaina town sweet to my soul



The Story Of Leilani (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2004) (song#2976)

 

The story of Leilani began on the island
When Leilani turned eighteen back then
An island boy told her he loved her
And his promise was true as ever has been

Then came a morning in May
It was down by the bay
That the wedding and love would begin

And still they are lovers
Though years have rolled away
For there were no others
That could take true love away

The story of Leilani began on the island
A story of love as true as can be
An island boy told her he loved her
The story of Leilani and me

And still they are lovers
Though years have rolled away
For there were no others
That could take true love away

The story of Leilani began on the island
A story of love as true as can be
An island boy told her he loved her
The story of Leilani and me



Wahini So Untrue (Larry W. Jones 05/19/2004) (song#2977)

 

Well, the things we used to do
Over on that island shore
Yeah, the things we used to do, baby
I guess we won’t be doin’ no more

We used to stroll hand in hand
And your island man begged you not to go

Well, I’ve been searchin’ for you, baby
Until every island looks the same
Yeah, I’ve been searchin’ for you, baby
But my poor heart is still in pain

And I know you’ll know soon, darlin’
That I was your true island man

Well, I’m gonna tell your mama, baby
I’m gonna tell your whole fam’ly too
Yeah, I’m gonna tell your mama, baby
She done raised a wahini so untrue

Cause there ain’t nothin’ I can do
To make these lonely dreams come true



A Tropic Island Theme (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2978)

 

When an ukulele starts to play
You’ll remember isles of yesterday
A lovely refrain, the island lives again
And in your eyes there comes a gleam
Paradise is when you dream
With a tropic island theme

Once again you must return
To paradise where your heart burns
For an island love that didn’t last
Even though it’s in the past
Your plans have all the schemes
Of a tropic island theme

Sandy beaches, a palm tree that reaches
Clear into the brightest blue
A star to steer you, a love to cheer you
When the night is falling too
Island love still rules supreme
With a tropic island theme

You always knew that you would be
Enchanted by an island melody
The years have come without a doubt
But island love just won’t give out
You’ll always be in love, it seems
With a tropic island theme



Lost From My Heart (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2979)

 

Hand in hand we strolled and I held you
Tradewinds softly whispered your name
I held you that night while love lingered
But that was as close as love came
That was as close as love came

Paradise was a vision of sweet lips
Yielding there on island sand
I held you that night while love lingered
But I let love slip out of my hands
Oh, I let love slip out of my hands

I sailed away without looking
Before love could get a good start
Now I know why my thoughts often lingers
On a love that’s now lost from my heart
On a love that’s now lost from my heart

I held you that night while love lingered
But I let love slip out of my hands
Oh, I let love slip out of my hands

I sailed away without looking
Before love could get a good start
Now I know why my thoughts often lingers
On a love that’s now lost from my heart
On a love that’s now lost from my heart



An Island Of Love (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2980)

 

An island of love is easy to find
One is waiting for you
Just over that horizon line
To make your dreams come true

An island of love is not very far
The tiki fire glows
Where shines the tropic stars
And where the tradewind blows

Blue waters sparkle like diamonds
The sand is warm and colored gold
Such treasure should not be shunned
For tropical islands never grow old

An island of love is easy to find
One is waiting for you
Just over that horizon line
To make your dreams come true

An island of love is easy to find
And you don’t need a nautical chart
Look just over that horizon line
And you’ll find it somewhere in your heart



Violins Tuberoses And You (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2981)

 

Purple shades of night were falling
As the tropic sun set in the west
In dreams I seemed to hear the islands calling
To return to one I’ve always loved the best
She strolled among the tuberoses
Whose perfume filled the tropic air
The light of love was in her eyes
So bright in paradise so rare

The tuberoses lose their splendor
And they droop when she’s away
Moonbeams don’t shine as brightly
When she doesn’t come out to play
She lives on an island of tuberoses
An island of tuberoses filled with love
She’s all to me in this whole wide world
She’s mine under tropic stars above

Violins, tuberoses and you, dear
That I met on an island of love
Violins and tuberoses come with you, dear
And beauty from the heavens above
Island roses tell of your sweet love
That makes all my dreams come true
The islands have called from out of the blue
To violins, tuberoses and you



Aloha Oe For Evermore (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2982)

 

Footsteps are slowly strolling in the sand
I watch as she walks along the shore
The tradewind says I’ll be a lonely man
For this is Aloha ‘oe for evermore

Away strolls my purpose in living
Away strolls my dream come true
Away strolls my only thanksgiving
Away strolls my only you

I remember as I turn back the pages
The happiness we shared along this shore
My love will go on through the ages
With a broken heart for the one I adore

I watch as she walks along the shore
The tradewind says I’ll be a lonely man
For this is Aloha ‘oe for evermore

Away strolls my purpose in living
Away strolls my dream come true
Away strolls my only thanksgiving
Away strolls my only you



A Luau Celebration (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2983)

 

There is a luau celebration
In old Lahaina town
And there my true love
A new love she has found
She drinks his wine that flows so free
And never thinks of me here by the sea

Aloha ‘oe for I must leave you (Aloha ‘oe)
But don’t let my parting grieve you (grieve you)
Sometimes the best of friends at the start
Find in the end that they must part

There is a luau celebration
In old Lahaina town
And there my true love
A new love she has found

Aloha ‘oe my friends, goodbye (Aloha ‘oe)
For I can no longer stay with you (stay with you)
I’ll hang my dreams on a waving tall palm tree
And wave Aloha ‘oe to love eternally

There is a luau celebration
In old Lahaina town
And there my true love
A new love she has found



A Night So Lovely (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2984)

 

This is a night so lovely
This night with you beneath the stars
Island music is so danceable
And you are so romanceable
Yes, you are

This is a night so lovely
And you are lovelier by far
So, I guess it’s not unusual
To hear more that the usual
Island guitars

This is a night so lovely
It happens when the one I love
Says Aloha, she loves me

This is a night so lovely
And you are lovelier by far
So, I guess it’s not unusual
To hear more that the usual
Island guitars

It happens when the one I love
Says Aloha, she loves me



Down At Ala Moana (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2985)

 

Out where the tropic sun is burning
Over on Oahu far away
For someone there my heart is yearning
For my return to paradise some day
Down at Ala Moana by the bay

Out where tropic breezes are playing
And coco palms swaying
I met an island girl
Who stole my heart away
Beneath that tropic moon
We swooned the night away
Down at Ala Moana by the bay

And my heart is still yearning
To see her on that isle once more
To island sand I’ll be returning
On Oahu’s golden shore

By the waves we’ll go strolling
And watch the breakers rolling
Down at Ala Moana
Ala Moana by the sea

I’ve seen many mainland cities
I’ve seen a lot in my time
But no place, or face, is so pretty
As Oahu in summertime
Down at Ala Moana
Where I’ll make that island girl mine



Our Last Luau (Larry W. Jones 05/20/2004) (song#2986)

 

This is our last luau together
Somehow I hate to see you go
Parting will bring gloomy weather
Here where soft breezes blow

There will be other luaus like this
And I may dance with someone new
These same island songs we’ll surely sing
But there’s one thing they won’t bring
They’ll never bring another you

There will be other hands that I may hold
But warm island sands won’t end my blues
I might dream a thousand dreams or two
But if you’re not here to hold
They’ll never bring another you

There will be other luaus like this
And I may dance with someone new
These same island songs we’ll surely sing
But there’s one thing they won’t bring
They’ll never bring another you

No, they’ll never bring another you



Those Hawaiian Islands (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2987)

 

Thumbing through a travel magazine
I came upon a lovely scene
The skies were painted Hawaiian blue
Instead of gray and gloom
That string of islands now I know
Is ringed with colorful rainbows
And those islands are calling me and you

Those Hawaiian islands in the stream
Shines light on everybody’s dream
And if you and I can find the time
We’ll taste that water sweet as wine
Where the sun shines so sublime
We’ve gotta make our dreams come true
Before they all run out of steam

Girl, we said we need a small vacation
Why not make it our occupation
On a small little island in the sun
You and I can go a-strollin’
Where the breakers are a-rollin’
I think our dreams have just begun

Those Hawaiian islands in the stream
Shines light on everybody’s dream
And if you and I can find the time
We’ll taste that water sweet as wine
On a small little island in the sun
You and I can go a-strollin’
Where the breakers are a-rollin’
I think our dreams have just begun



Makani (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2988)

 

Now in the islands they have a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Ua, the fire’s Ahi
And they call the wind Makani
Makani blows here all year round
Tradewinds always are a-sighin’
Makani sometimes makes a sound
Like an empty dream a-dyin’
Makani, Makani
They call the wind Makani

Before I knew Makani’s name
And heard the tradewinds wail and whinin’
I had an island gal here by the sea
And the tropic sun was always shinin’
But then one day my gal left me
Left me far behind her
And now my dream is lost, so doggone lost
I know I’ll never find her
Makani, Makani
They call the wind Makani

Now in the islands they have a name
For rain and wind and fire started
But when your dream is lost, you go insane
Cause there ain’t no name for broken hearted
Now my dream is lost in island sand
And there’s not a tropic star to guide me
Makani, blow my love to me
I need my gal here beside the sea
Makani (Makani), Makani (Makani)
They call the wind Makani

Makani, Makani, Makani
They call the wind Makani



Can’t Turn Off The Moon (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2989)

 

When we go strolling in the sand
In the moonlight
The dark of night turns on the time to swoon
We don’t mind if the harbor lights are soft, and
We know they can’t turn off the moon

Your smile I see by the moon glow
Here in this island month of June
So, let’s turn on love’s light because we know
They can’t turn off the moon

If we fall under love’s spell
Well, I think that will be just swell
And when you kiss me
I hope you realise, it’s paradise
Under that big old yellow balloon
So, let’s turn on love’s light, it’s only right
Since they can’t turn off the moon

And when you kiss me
I hope you realise, it’s paradise
Under that big old yellow balloon
So, let’s turn on love’s light, it’s only right
Since they can’t turn off the moon



Hilo Hattie Hula (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2990)

 

Strollin’ down old Lahaina town streets
That new music’s too loud, it ain’t soundin’ sweet
For this old island man, the music’s a bore
Cause they don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more

She had the moves with the music they played
Dancin’ the hula like no one else swayed
Movin’ and groovin’ there on the shore
They don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more

She wore a straw hat, it was rumpled but nice
Hilo Hattie crumpled hula competition in paradise
She danced the hula, she did it with flair
They don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no where

But Hattie’s not with us, she died in seventy nine
And they don’t play her movie Song of the Islands
On the TV in prime time
Cause the kids would make fun of her muumuu
And they would probably snore
Cause they don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more
No, they don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more

She had the moves with the music they played
Dancin’ the hula like no one else swayed
Movin’ and groovin’ there on the shore
They don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more
No, they don’t hula like Hilo Hattie no more



So Far From You (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2991)

 

I know the tuberoses are in blossom
And the tradewinds are singin’ low
I remember sunsets that were awesome
When we were on the island long ago
Your Aloha told me that you loved me
Like in an old talk story, ever new
And then you kissed me, as I remember
Now I remember how I’m missing you

I still have a faded island flower lei
The same one that you gave to me that day
Somewhere in my desk drawer it reposes
Once in a while I try to smell the tuberoses
I’m keeping it there to remind me of you
To remember somewhere you said you’d be true
And now I’m thinking, or maybe dreaming
About a dream that never came true

I know the twilight is softly falling
There on the isle at the closing of day
My heart knows that the islands are calling
As the hands on my watch pass the hours away
Twilight on the island was a time fitting
For strolling together as stars would peep through
How I remember as now I am sitting
In my lonely room so far, far from you



An Island Serenade (Larry W. Jones 05/21/2004) (song#2992)

 

The moon over the island is bright
Tropical stars twinkle with their light
Maui chimes tinkle in Hawaii blue
And it all started when I met you

Island flowers are pretty and bright
I think they’re smiling in sheer delight
Smiling to be here by the sea
The same way I am when you’re near me

I know why the islands are calling
And twilight is falling so tenderly
It’s the same old talk story recalling
How island love has been through eternity

Ku’u ipo, this is my mele
My song, an island serenade to you
When islands call, they’re never wrong
As long as there is you

Nothing else matters, come what may
For only your love matters today
So, ku’u ipo, this is my mele
My song, an island serenade to you

Nothing else matters, come what may
For only your love matters today
So, ku’u ipo, this is my mele
My song, an island serenade to you

Ha`ina mai ka puana lâ
Tell the refrain of my mele
My song, an island serenade to you



This Isle Is Your Isle (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2993)

This isle is your isle, this isle is my isle
From little Niihau over to the Big Island
From the ironwood forest, to the clear blue waters
Hawaii was made for you and me

As I was strolling by the Pali highway
I saw above me a bright blue skyway
I saw below me Manoa Valley
Hawaii was made for you and me

I’ve roamed and rambled lands and oceans
And the golden sands with deep emotions
And all around me I heard a sound sweet
Hawaii was made for you and me

The tropic sun is shining as I go strolling
Cane fields are waving, red dust clouds rolling
A kumu hula voice was lifting in his chanting
Hawaii was made for you and me

In Honolulu city, the kama’aina people
Live a life that’s pleasant, a life that’s simple
There’s no grumblin’, nobody wonderin’
If Hawaii was made for you and me

This isle is your isle, this isle is my isle
From little Niihau over to the Big Island
From the ironwood forest, to the clear blue waters
Hawaii was made for you and me

Hawaii was made for you and me



This Magic Island (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2994)

 

This magic island
Was no different than ones I knew
It was like any other
Until I met you

And then it happened
I found paradise
I knew when I looked at you
I could see it in your eyes

Sweeter than Maui chimes
Softer than a tradewind sigh
Everything I dreamed about
Is you in my arms tonight

This magic island
With your hand held close in mine
We’ll stroll forever
Through the island sands of time

This magic island
Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh
This magic island
Oh-oh-oh-oh

Sweeter than Maui chimes
Softer than a tradewind sigh
Everything I dreamed about
Is you in my arms tonight

This magic island
With your hand held close in mine
We’ll stroll forever
Through the island sands of time



This Old Koa Guitar (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2995)

 

This old koa guitar
Taught me to sing an island love song
This old koa guitar
Helped me find my lovely island lady
This old koa guitar
Made my life a little more worth living

Its music makes me smile when I want to cry
On the isle it brought paradise to a lonely guy
It opened up my eyes to bluer skies
When this old koa guitar played for you

Some friends of mine all play kiho’alu
Slack key guitars from the isles of blue
We serenade together all the time
A koa serenade under tropic stars that shine

And it brightened up some cloudy days
Down by the bay it opened up her heart
Now she says that we will never part
As long as this old koa guitar plays

This old koa guitar
Is a friend on a warm and sultry night
This old koa guitar
Will always be as warm as a tiki light
This old koa guitar
Helps me sing an island love song for you



Sleepy South Seas Moon (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2996)

 

Sleepy south seas moon
Shining above
Tahitian night in June
A night of love

Sleepy south seas moon
Shining on waters blue
A moment of moonlight bliss
For just a kiss from you

A time like this is made for strolling
Sweet Tahitian miss just made for holding
Let’s go arm in arming
Down by the sea that’s oh, so charming
And hear the ocean sing of love

Sleepy south seas moon
In Tahiti here with you
Is like a lover’s tune
That makes a million dreams come true



Aloha Oe Waikiki (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2997)

 

There on Waikiki’s golden sands
Beside the blue pacific sea
I held her heart there in my hands
With vows to love her endlessly

A paradise was that fair isle
Her eyes there seemed to always smile
Her lips were a burning tiki flame
And her beauty put the tuberose to shame

At Waikiki where all the waves are warm
To me she gave all of her charms

Now my empty heart is in regret
For that day of parting I can’t forget
In every star I see the twinkle of her eyes
And for Waikiki my heart will always sigh

There on Waikiki’s golden sands
Beside the blue pacific sea
I wonder if she’s waiting there for me
With empty arms and sun kissed hands

Those hula hands that waved Aloha ‘oe
Are in my memories and prayers
But I fear those lovely hula hands will be
Nevermore waiting for me there

On Waikiki’s golden sands
Aloha ‘oe Waikiki



Two Stars (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2998)

Two stars are shining in the skies tonight
One is for a lonely one in paradise
It’s the star that always shines its light
Only when a lonely lover sighs

Two stars are up there shining on the sea
One is only for young lovers eyes
It’s the star that always seems to be
Only there for dreams in paradise

Two stars are shining in a tropic zone
One is there for one who’s feeling blue
It’s the one the lonely wish upon
To wish his only dream would come true

High in the skies of paradise above
Two stars are shining in the velvet blue
I know that one is a star of love
I wish that it would shine on me and you

Two stars are shining in the skies tonight
One is for a lonely one in paradise
It’s the star that always shines its light
Only when a lonely lover sighs



Haina Ia Mai Kapuana La (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#2999)

 

It only took a tropical moon
And a golden shore by a sleepy lagoon
Our love song is just beginning
And I’m sure it won’t be ending soon
As in haina ia mai kapuana la

Haina ia mai kapuana la
Ends all those old Hawaiian love songs
But this love of ours will last too long
To ever end with words thereof

Here on the isle true love has ruled
With a tiki fire that can’t be cooled
And with these words we won’t be fooled
Haina ia mai kapuana la

Island love is always in fashion
And the passion is always the same
So we won’t ration our love with words of
Haina ia mai kapuana la

Just you and me on this island so fair
We’ll have a love that’s beyond compare
And there’ll be no ending with these words there
Haina ia mai kapuana la



Three Thousand (Larry W. Jones 05/22/2004) (song#3000)

 

Three thousand miles an hour, to get me to my love
Three thousand ways to tell you, it’s you I’m thinking of
Three thousand songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun

If you ever ask me how long for you my love will be
Three thousand lifetimes, then we would wait and see
If I could do it over, not a thing would I ever change
I could sing you island songs of love that I’ve arranged

If you ever ask me how deep for you my love will be
I can only tell you that my love is deeper than the sea
Three thousand fathoms down lives cousin Davy Jones
Says I’ve got more songs to write about these tropic zones

Three thousand miles an hour, to get me to my love
Three thousand ways to tell you, it’s you I’m thinking of
Three thousand songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun
Three thousand songs and counting, up to number one
You’re my island sweetheart, our love has just begun

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