Lyrics & Music: R. Alex Anderson
Sheet Music: In R. Alex Anderson's Famous Songs of Hawaii (Polygram/Hal Leonard)
Numerous artists including: Marlene Sai, George Helm, Genoa Keawe, Kodak Hula Show, Melveen Leed, others.
Oh when I hear the strains of that sweet Alekoki
And stealing from a far off guitar Penei No
When Liliu E makes you sway in the moonlight
I know the reason why fair Hawaii haunts you so
The lovely blue of sky and the sapphire of ocean
The flashing white of cloud and of waves foaming crest
The many shades of green from the plain to the mountain
With all the brightest hues of the rainbow blest.
I hear the swish of rain as it sweeps down the valleys
I hear the song of wind as it sighs through the trees
I hear the crash of waves on the rocks and the beaches
I hear the hissing surf and the boom of the seas.
I love to dance and sing of the charms of Hawaii
And from a joyful heart sing aloha to you
In every note I'll tell of the spell of my islands
For then I know that you'll be in love with them too.