On the Shore at Le Lei Wi

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On the Shore at Le Lei Wi  (1916) 
by Jerome Kern and Henry Kailimai (music) and Herbert Reynolds (lyrics)
Song from the musical Very Good Eddie, based on Kailimai's 1915 song On the Beach at Waikiki.
Sheet music (browse)

[Verse]

On the shore at Le Lei Wi,
To the music of the sea,
Sang a man whose heart beat fast,
A love like mine will last.

[Refrain]

Till the stars shining in their distant places,
Far above the sea,
Miss the sunlit wave that races,
Down the shore at Le Lei Wi.

[Verse]

On the shore at Le Lei Wi,
Stands a maiden fair to see,
By her side a native son,
So close they seem like one.

[Refrain]

And the stars shining in their distant places,
Far above the sea,
Saw them kiss each other's faces,
On the shore at Le Lei Wi.

[Verse]

On the shore at Le Lei Wi,
If you go there you will see,
He's still waiting day by day,
But she has flown away.

[Refrain]

And the stars shining in their distant places,
Far above the sea,
Know a hundred just such cases,
On the shore at Le Lei Wi.

[Verse]

On the shore at Le Lei Wi,
Lovers play their comedy,
Some depart but others come,
And only one tune hum.

[Refrain]

While the stars shining in their distant places,
Far above the sea,
Watch the old lies light new faces,
On the shore at Le Lei Wi.
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