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Sing Me a Song of the Islands :

Theme song of 'Song of the Islands' a hot 1942 Betty Grable film that featured her in a grass skirt. Three copies of this song exist on one wall of the Unit 1 Paste Rolling House. So much for Vera Lynn and Grace Fields ! (by Mack Gordon and Harry Owens. Second and third verse on the Rolling House wall. First verse found on the Internet.)

[Here am I enraptured]
[By the thrill of my Hawai'I]
[While I live I'll tell of you]
[The spell of you, Hawai'i.]

Sing me a song of the islands Sing me a song of the islands
Where hearts are high when the moon is low.

Where rippling waters seem to say
Aloha wau ia `oe.

Bring me the fragrance of ginger
Strum your guitars while I dream away
Sing me a song of the islands
Aloha wau ia `oe.

More Information Needed on this Poem :

Site visitors with information on the person who wrote this up or the popularity of the song and film are invited to contact, preferably with contact information such as name and phone.
I look forwards to discussing your family involvement in M/S Factory Dalbeattie and RNAD Dalbeattie.
- Richard Edkins.


© 2006 Richard Edkins, Dalbeattie Internet.