hawaiian war chant (ta-hu-wa-h
The Ames Brothers Lyrics


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

Soon the other little natives started singing it
And the hula hula maidens starting swinging it
Like a tropical storm, that's the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant
Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala

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

Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala

Au we atuala
Au we atuala

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

Soon the other little natives started singing it
And the hula hula maidens starting swinging it
Like a tropical storm, that's the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant

Au we ta huala
Au we ta huala
Au we atuala
Au we

Funny little gay Hawaiian chant
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant
Funny little gay Hawaiian chant

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Written by: JOHNNY NOBLE

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Comments from YouTube:

Eric Little

I've heard a lot of versions of this over the years, but Ella's version is by far the best version I've ever heard.

Laura Kowalsky

Was there ANYthing that woman couldn't sing??!!

yoncalla44

Ghod - bizarre!! - Tony Arioli

Richard Leslie

Ella could not only sing it, she could sing it with verve. An oddball song, with a deceptive title (it's not at all about a war, but two lovers getting together in secret), but she makes it work.

Leprechaun Stud

In a word, NO! She could sing anything.