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Hawaiian Sunset

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Words & Music: Sid Tepper/ Roy C. Bennett
Hawaiian sunset peeping from the sea
Smiles and says Aloha to his sweetheart Hawaii
The drowsy islands slumber one by one
Close their sleepy eyelids say goodnight to the sun

Then Hawaii like millions of times before
Blossoms in her lover's arms once more
Too soon the sunrise will wake her from her sleep
So until tomorrow, sleep Hawaii sleep.
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Recorded: 1961/03/31, first released on Blue Hawaii

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 11, 2013report abuse
I forgot about this song. Elvis sings with a perfect voice, but the song is not memorable at all.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2012report abuse
Beautiful song, wonderful melody, sung to perfection by a great balladeer.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 28, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful song and I love the entire "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack album.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2011report abuse
I thought this was beautifuuly sung and an excellent recording,fitted in very well in the movie.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2011report abuse
Don't say nothing to me. Fits in the movie, nice melody, but does't ring my bell at all. In fact i do have "something" with Blue hawaii (movie and soundtrack) since it marks the end of the Elvis I LOVE: The Rocker.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 5, 2010report abuse
Way too many songs on this soundtrack. And "Steppin Out of Line"--which was cut--is better than many that stayed in. Still, with that said, I'd certainly cut "Ito Eats" and a few others before this one, but overall this is very forgettable. But yes, Elvis sounds great.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
Good recording, indeed, a very good recording, on a very good Lp & soundtrack. Back in 1961 / 62 this was a big big hit. Elvis's Blue Hawaii was the right film at the right time. Elvis had done what a lot of bigwigs said he couldn't do, star in real musical. The movie was a big earner, the Lp stayed at #1 for months in both the Uk & USA not to mention the double sided Uk #1 single Rock a hula Baby c/w Can't help falling in Love. This was the now mature Elvis who had moved on from being the Rock 'n Roller. That said, as he went into 1963 the movies should have taken a step sidewards as it was then that Elvis should have toured the world, but then we all have our own views as to what happened over the next 4 to 5 years.
JLpResLey (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
So boring. Blue Hawaii is to me very, very overrated, both movie and soundtrack. Were there anything he didn´t sing about on that beach? I much prefer the movies and the soundtracks that followed this one
shoesuedeblues (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
A nice romantic song of a place I would dearly love to visit some day
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
Nice song but much the same as the other ballads from the Blue Hawaii soundtrack.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
Beautiful song. Elvis at his vocal peak.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
Ho-hum. Another movie ballad that sounds like another movie ballad.
JimmyCool (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
What was the name of the other song who sounded exactly like this one? Uh... oh, yeah! Island Of Love
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
I like the film and the soundtrack, OK the song is fairly lightweight but it jells in well with storry.
commoneverybody (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2010report abuse
Beautiful ballad, perfect Hawaiian style, as that is what is was written for. Perfect voice, perfect backing.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
Not one of the best ballads from "Blue Hawaii", but not boring in the least. Elvis as he is with all of the "Blue Hawaii" tracks is perfect. 3 stars.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 3, 2009report abuse
Boring, boring, boring. This is what happens when u stuff 14 songs into a movie.

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