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"On the Beach at Waikiki" is a song originally sung by Frank Ferera and his wife Helen Louise Greenus in 1915. It was later sung by Hank Snow and included in his 1967 album, Snow in Hawaii.

In Disney media, the song was featured in the 1937 Mickey Mouse short Hawaiian Holiday where it is briefly performed by Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. It was also featured in the Tokyo Disneyland attraction The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai! where it is sung by the Winged Wahines, which is suddenly interrupted when the Tiki Birds discover them wearing plastic Stitch ears, causing them to react in disgust and leave without finishing the song as the Winged Wahines plan on not staying at the Tiki Room until Stitch is gone.

Lyrics

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Sweet brown maiden said to me
As she gave me language lessons
On the beach at Waikiki

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She then smiled and said with glee
But she would not translate for me
On the beach at Waikiki

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She repeated playfully
Oh, those lips were so inviting
On the beach at Waikiki

(instrumental)

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She was surely teasing me
So I caught that maid and kissed her
On the beach at Waikiki

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You have learned it perfectly
Don't forget what I have taught you
Said the maid from Waikiki...

Chorus: Oone kauha wiki wiki
A sweet brown maiden said to me
As she gave me language lessons
On the beach at Waikiki

(spoken verse)

Hanoli: Ladies, what's that blue things on your heads?
Mimi: What? They're ears!
Collette: A little blue guy up there stuck them on us.
Waha Nui: She said it was a LITTLE blue guy. Not the BIG Kahuna.
Manu: Now sweet things, don't get so upset. Good thing it was just the ears.
Mimi/Collette/Fifi: What do you mean?!
Manu: Well, he could have made you blue to the tips of your feathers!
Collette: That's it. I'm leaving!
Manu: Wait. Are you going to help me finish the song?
Mimi: Not until the little blue guy is out of here!
Fifi: Leave it for next time, please. We'll be at Waikiki.

Mahina: What are you going to do now, Manu?
Manu: (singing) I guess I'll fly off
To the beach at Waikiki!


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Crossover Characters: IagoZazuOrange BirdStitchJungle Navigation Company
Spin-off Characters: Saoirse Bullion-O'Callaghan

Songs
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