"Holiday In Waikiki" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
I won a competition in a little column in my local paper
So I packed my bags and flew across the sea all on my local paper
Sailing to Hawaii in the U.S.A.
I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki

I didn't realize it was commercialized when I unpacked my cases
Because a genuine Hawaii ukulele cost me thirty guineas
And even when I'm swimming I have to pay
I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki
Oh yeah, yeah

Across the coral sands I saw a hula hula dancer, looking pretty
I asked her where she came from and she said to me
I come from New York City
And my mother is Italian
And my dad's a Greek
I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki

It's a hooka hooka on the shiny briny on the way to Kona
And in a little shack they had a little sign that said Coca Cola
And even all the grass skirts were PVC
I'm just an English boy who won a holiday in Waikiki
Oh yeah, yeah

In Waikiki
In Waikiki


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"Holiday in Waikiki" as written by Ray Davies

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    General CommentChuck Berry's homage...laments the commercialization of Hawaii.
    rosiekzon March 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt may lament the commercialism of Hawaii but every time I hear this song it makes me want to rip out the old longboard, head down the Goldie and hang ten. :D
    Tricky1979on October 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentLyrics are for the wrong song...
    JJ_Ramoneon May 02, 2013   Link

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