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Hawaiian War Chant lyrics

Hawaiian War Chant  lyrics (Ta-Hu-Wa-Ha-Hai) (1936) music by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku  (based on Prince Leleiohaku’s 1860 song, — €œKaua i ka Huahua’i — € ( — €œWe Two in the Spray — €), performed in Ship Ahoy by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra with Buddy Rich on drums, Danced by Eleanor Powell and chorus girls

There’s a sunny little, funny little melody
That was started by a native down in Waikiki
He would gather a crowd down beside the sea
And together they’d play his gay Hawaiin Chant

Soon the other little natives started singin’ it
And the hula hula maidens starting swingin’ it
Like a tropical storm that’s the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant

Ow way tah
Tualan
Me big bad
Fightin’ man

Though it started on an island down Hawaii way
It’s as popular in Tennessee or Ioway
If you wander into any cabaret
You will hear this gay Hawaiian chant

Ow way tah
Tualan
Me big bad
Fightin’ man

Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la
Pututui lu a ite toe la
Hanu lipo ita paalai

Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la
Pututui lu a ite toe la
Hanu lipo ita paalai

Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala

Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la
Pututui lu a ite toe la
Hanu lipo ita paalai

Tahuwai la a tahuwai wai la
Ehu hene la a pili koo lua la
Pututui lu a ite toe la
Hanu lipo ita paalai

Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala