Waikīkī - by Andy Cummings 

Waikīkī - 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 Waikīkī 

*Alternate stanza

Source: - 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 Waikīkī with its rolling surf, warm sunshine and palm trees. © 1947, 73 Atlantic Music Corp