Holiday in Waikiki

Ray Davies, released on Face to Face, © Davray/Carlin Music Corp. 1966

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I won a competition in a little column in my local paper.

So I packed my bags and flew across the sea all on my local paper.

I sailed to Hawaii in the U.S.A.

I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki.

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I didn't realize it was commercialized when I unpacked my cases,

Because a genuine Hawaii ukulele cost me 30 guineas,

And even when I'm swimming I have to pay.

I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki.

Oh yeah, yeah.

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Across the coral sands I saw a hula hula dancer, looking pretty.

I asked her where she came from and she said to me,

"I come from New York City,

And my mother is Italian,

And my dad's a Greek."

I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki.

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It's a hooka hooka on the shiny briny on a wake a hola[?],

And in a little shack they had a little sign that said Coca Cola,

And even all the grass skirts were PVC.

I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki.

Oh yeah, yeah.

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In Waikiki

In Waikiki

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