Hilo, My Home Town

This song, by Betty Lou Yuen, about the town of Hilo speaks of its smiling people and the lei they wear.

Come along, join the throng
Visit my Aloha Land
Take a train, or a plane
Travel any way you can
See the smiling faces
Of the many races
You’ll be smiling too
You will want to linger
Learn to do the hula
Make some whoopie too

Start the day, wear a lei
And a colored muʻumuʻu
Hear the crowd sing aloud,
“Aloha nui to you!”
For there’s no place on earth
Where friends prove their worth
More than Hilo, my home town
Oh, there’s no place on earth
Where friends prove their worth
More than Hilo, my home town!