Lyrics & Music: Harry Owens
The song was written upon the birth of Owens's first child, Leilani, on October 19, 1934. The song was first recorded by Bing Crosby and interpolated into the 1937 Paramount film, Waikiki Wedding, for which it won the Best Song Academy Award.
CD: Numerous, including Harry Owens and His Royal Hawaiians
CS: Dennis Pavao, Sweet Leilani (Pilialoha Prod. PLR-7112)
Nature fashioned roses kissed with dew,
And then she placed them in a bower,
It was the start of you.
Tropic skies are jealous as they shine
I think they're jealous of your blue eyes
Jealous because you're mine
I dreamedf paradise for two
You are my paradise completed
You are my dream come true.