Faded Ginger Lei - by Dan K. Stewart

I've treasured thru the years
One of my souvenirs
A token stained by tears
A faded ginger lei

Each time I fondly look
Into my mem'ry book
I dream of love I took
And lightly cast away

Its' lovely perfume spreads
A spell of ecstasy
I've kissed it many times
And held it close to me

Someday she'll (he'll) understand
There in aloha land
As I place in her (his) hand
This faded ginger lei


Source: Criterion's Hawaiian Sing-a-Song Lyric Book Copyright 1959, 63, 87 by Criterion Music Corp