Lyrics & Music: Jack de Mello, Bob Magoon (with later revisions)
LP: Jack de Mello orchestra and singers, Happy Hulas of Hawaii, MOP 17000
CD: Hawaiian Keikis Dance the Hula, 49th State Records 3420
Coconut Willie lives in a tree
He's plenty pupule it's easy to see
Tourists in Hawaii think he's a king
They come to Waikiki to see his opu swing
Now Willie learned to hula at three
'Neath the coco palms at Waikiki
Now when ukuleles play
The palm trees sway
And Willie tells the story of Hawaii nei
When malihinis come to town
Willie greets them with a smile not a frown
He rubs them with oil
So they won't broil
He never lets a single piece of shark bait spoil.
A co-ed from the U of Quebec
Took Willie to a discotheque
He shouted "auwe, da kind groovin' a okay,
But opu and okole no can shake that way."
Willie gave cooking lessons for free
To a Chinese chef in Kaimuki
But the chef flipped his lid
When he saw what Willie did
He stuffed his fortune cookies full of poi and squid.
Mahalo to Larry W. Jones for the image of the sheet music for this song.