What Aloha Means - Words & music by Charles Alphin


You ask me what Aloha means
You ask the reason too
I whisper sweet Aloha
Ev'ry time I gaze at you

Your question I will answer for
My heart with love serene
Just prompts me to explain to you
What Aloha means

Chorus:
Aloha means farewell to thee
Aloha means goodbye
It means until we meet again
Beneath a tropic sky
Aloha means good morning
And always to be true
But the best thing that Aloha means
Is, I love you

On golden sands at Waikīkī
I sing with my guitar
That plaintive song Aloha
And I wonder where you are
The waves that murmur on the shore
To Pali stars that gleam
Would fain explain to you sweetheart
What Aloha means


Source: King's Songs of Hawai`i Copyright 1928, 1942 Charles E. King