That's What The Lei Said To Me - Words & Music by Alfred Perez
 

In Hawai`i a maiden is grieving
For her loved one is going away
In a tropical garden she lingers
Weaving for him a bright lei
There's a pain in her heart
As the time comes to part
And the lei 'round his neck seems to say
 
Won't you linger a little while longer
That's what the lei said to me

Life is too short and too sweet
To be leaving and grieving your loved ones
And all the friends that you meet
It was only by chance that I met you
Oh what good pals we could be
Aloha if you go away
But oh if you only would stay
 
Won't you linger a little while longer
That's what the lei said to me
 
On the highway and byways of life time
There is happiness part of the way
There are troubles, temptations and sorrows
Crossing you path every day
And you can't help but grieve
When you see your friends leave
As you hand them the lei it will say
 
Won't you linger a little while longer
That's what the lei said to me
Source: Copyright 1927 Alfred Perez