Ku-U-I-Po

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Words & Music: Peretti/ Creatore/ Weiss
Ku-u-i-po I love you more today
More today than yesterday
But I love you less today
Less than I will tomorrow

See the sweet Hawaiian rose
See it blossom see it grow
That's the story of our love
Ever since we said hello

As the years go passing by
We'll recall our wedding day
I will be there by your side
You will always hear me say

Ku-u-i-po, you're my Hawaiian sweetheart
Recorded: 1961/03/21, first released on Blue Hawaii

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shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on May 15, 2014report abuse
I would rank this song just a few points behind, "Cant Help Falling In Love" for pure beauty and romanticism. Wonderful recording. Largely forgotten it deserves better.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
A nice ballad. The Blue Hawaii version is slightly better than the Aloha version.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 12, 2012report abuse
Yes I really like this song and the laid back holiday island atmosphere it conveys. A lovely melody that leaves you feeling good, with Elvis using his silky ballad voice.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful ballad and it's easily one of my most favorite songs that Elvis ever recorded.
theoldscudder (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
This gets 4 stars! I guess to some if Elvis sang it it automatically gets 4 stars. So I guess Petunia, He's Your Uncle, Ito sucks err Eats also must deserve 4 stars. I guess i should not be surprised. The big surprise is it didn't get 5 stars.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
Fine song.Good film particlarly when he sings "Beach Boy Blues" & Rock A Hula Baby" the old hip shakin' Elvis.
I thought Angela Lansbury was unkind when she said that BH was a low life in her career....has she never watched "Murder She Wrote" then ? I have gone off her since.
old shep (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
A good film and soundtrack a pleasant ballad too.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
It was 1961 and Elvis was unbeatable. Hit singles with nearly everyone getting to #1, same with his albums plus a few live shows to follow his appearance on Tv in 1960. GI Blues showed what Elvis may be able to do with a musical film, then came Blue Hawaii, Elvis showed the world what he could do in a big musical. The soundtrack hit #1 all over the globe plus a big double sided hit single. The album was full of great recordings, just right for this movie and Ku-u-i-po was a perfect choice. Great time to be an Elvis fan, I should know, I was one then, and still am. Often play my copy of Blue Hawaii {ftd}, last time was this morning.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
I guess I'm a schmaltz lover because I love this song, the soundtrack album AND the movie.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 31, 2010report abuse
Elvis will always be associated with hawaii,it was 1 of his biggest selling album,and almost everyone i know knows this movie. I also like this one and the album,Elvis in very fine voice and when i bought the mahalo album i liked those versions even better.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 16, 2010report abuse
Strictly for schmaltz lovers. No substance or soul at all. Except for a few songs, the Blue Hawaii LP is a bore. Elvis probably hated re-recording this for the TV show in 1973. Yeah you can tell he does.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 18, 2010report abuse
The 2nd best ballad on the "Blue Hawaii" soundtrack and that is saying something because this LP is loaded with some strong ballads. Elvis sings this one with sincerity and his vocals are beautiful. Elvis did a good job with it again in '73 for the "Aloha" special even though you can tell from the outtakes that Elvis would have rathered been shot then to have to re-record the five songs he recorded after the show.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
I keep on repeating myself. I like his singing. I'm not sure withch version I like best. The blue Hawaii or the Aloha version.

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