On this warm and clear tropical night,
a new star in heaven shines its light.
It rises high above Hawaii,
over the palm trees for all to see.
On the beaches, the waves crash around.
Listen carefully, there’s a new sound.
It’s an old familiar melody.
Sweet notes played on a ukulele
joined by a voice so smooth and mellow,
it’s a wonderful tune we all know.
From this small island of Oahu,
a fine native son has bid adieu.
He has left this Pacific playground.
With God’s big band, he can now be found.