- Two piano rolls were issued in 1918: by QRS in November and by Rythmodik in December. Only one performance has been identified.
- This is the first of two printings, distinguished by the back covers. A postwar version titled “Aloha, Honey Boy,” with identical music but with the lyrics rewritten to remove all references to soldiers and France, was copyrighted April 5, 1919.
- [refrain 2]
- [verse 2] Same old moon and stars are shining By the silver strand, / On the shore, as of yore; / There's a soldier quickly walking Down the moonlit sand, / she is waiting there; / "Dearie," he is saying, "Greet me with a kiss, / I have not forgotten that you told me this:"
- [refrain 1] "So when you see a little, naughty Frenchy maiden near you, Just to cheer you, dear, / Be sure to look away, because you know that I adore you, Longing for you here, / In dear old Waikiki, There’s little lonesome me, / And I’ll be loney, very lonely, Waiting for you only, Aloha, soldier boy.
- [verse 1] Stars are blinking, moon is winking, By the silver sea, / Lovers there, just a pair; / Slowly walking, softly talking, Hear her tender plea / as she whispered low: / "Dearie, don't forget me when you're over there, / France is full of girlies, and you must beware.”
|Cover Description||Soldier and sweetheart, wearing a lei, walking together, facing right; palm trees, sea, mountain, and moon in background; in simple window-like art deco frame; orange and blue, signed BR. |