Rhythm of the Islands - Words & Music by Eddie Cherkose, Jacques Press and Leon Belasco


Rhythm of the islands is in the rolling sea
Rhythm of the islands is in the whispering tree
You hear a blue aloha
From Maui to Kāloa

Kanes and wahines have found a new kapu
It's a little wiki, a little wacky too
So whether its Manhattan, Waikīkī or Staten
Rhythm of the islands its got a swing-a-roo

Source: Featured in the 1940 Universal movie, "It's A Date" starring Deanna Durbin, Walter Pidgeon and Kay Francis © 1940