Waikîkî - by Andy Cummings

There's a feeling deep in my heart
Stabbing at me just like a dart
It's a feeling heavenly
I see memories out of the past
Memories that always will last
Of the days that used to be
*(Of a place beside the sea)
At night when the shadows are falling
I hear the rolling surf calling
Calling and calling to me
Tis for you that my heart is yearning
My thoughts are always returning
Out there to you across the sea
Your tropic nights and your wonderful charms
Are ever in my memory
And I recall when I held in my arms
An angel sweet and heavenly
My whole life is empty without you
I miss that magic about you
Magic beside the sea
Magic of Waikîkî

*Alternate stanza

Source: Copyright 1947, 73 Atlantic Music Corp - The composer, on tour with the Paradise Islands Revue in Lansing, Michigan, had a severe attack of homesickness one cold and foggy night in November, 1938. Walking back to his hotel he thought about Waikiki with its rolling surf, warm sunshine and palm trees.