One, Two, Three, Four

Lyrics: S. Kalama, Music: Jack Alau

Sheet Music: In Songs of Hawaii (Miller Music Corp., 1950)

Down by the stream where I first met Rebecca
Down by the stream where the sun loves to shine
Bright hued the garlands I wove for Rebecca
Bright were her eyes as they gazed into mine

One, two, three, four, some times I wish there were more
Ein, zwei, drei, vier, I love the one that's near
Yet, nee, sam, see, so says the heathen Chinee
Fair girls bereft, there will get left, one, two, and three

Down by the stream where I first met my treasure
One eve I asked her to love me alone
Her dark eyes mad answer in sparkles of pleasure
And prouder was I than a king on his throne

One, two, three, four, some times I wish there were more
Ein, zwei, drei, vier, I love the one that's near
Yet, nee, sam, see, so says the heathen Chinee
Fair girls bereft, there will get left, one, two, and three

Down by the stream where I first met my idol
Garlands of wild flow'rs no longer I weave
Bread-winning spares me no moments to idle
So garlands of stream banks to spoonies I leave

One, two, three, four, some times I wish there were more
Ein, zwei, drei, vier, I love the one that's near
Yet, nee, sam, see, so says the heathen Chinee
Fair girls bereft, there will get left, one, two, and three

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