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Hawaiian War Chant
Words by Ralph Freed, Music by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohaku -1936
 Part 1:
G - - -
C G D7 G             D7
G - - -
C G D7 G             G7
C G D7 G             G7
C G D7 G
 Part 2:
Gm - - -
Cm Gm D7 Gm
Gm - - -
Cm Gm D7 Gm
C G D7 G             G7
C G D7 G       (repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Part 1:
There's a sun-ny lit-tie fun-ny iit-tle mel-o-dy,  That was start-ed by a na-tive down in Wai-ki-ki,
He would gath -er a crowd down be-side the sea,  And they'd play his gay Ha-wai -ian chant.
Soon the oth - er lit-tle na - tives start - ed sing - in it,  And the hu -la hu -ia maid - ens start - ed swing -in it,
Like a trop -i - cai storm that's the way it hit,  Fun - ny lit- tle gay Ha - wai - ian chant.
Ow way tai tu - a - lan,
We big bad fight - in' - man.

Part 2:
Tho it start-ed on an is-land down Ha-wai-i way,  It's as pop-u-as lar in Ten -nes- see or I - o- way.
If you wan - der in - to an - y Cab - a - ret,  You will hear this gay Ha - wai - ian chant.
Tho it start-ed on an is-land down Ha-wai-i way,  It's as pop-u-as lar in Ten -nes- see or I - o- way.
If you wan - der in - to an - y Cab - a - ret,  You will hear this gay Ha - wai - ian chant.
Ow way tai tu - a - lan,
We big bad fight - in' - man.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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