I WISH THEY DIDN'T MEAN GOODBYE
Goodbye, goodbye
Oh, why must we say goodbye?
I've heard that song in many lands
'Ke ora ta tua' the Polynesians say
Farewell, dear friends
We'll meet another day
From far Japan, 'sayonara' they say
I wish they didn't mean goodbye –
goodbye.

I hear "au revoir" and long for gay Paris.
In Rome, "arividerci" they fondly say to me.
As we sail from fair Hawaii, I hear "aloha ´oe"
Oh, I wish they didn't mean goodbye.

As I leave London town I hear their "cheerios".
In Spain 'hasta mañana'.
'Adios' from Mexico.
And Vienna's old refrain is a sad "auf wiedersehen"
Oh, I wish they didn't mean goodbye.

"Aloha ´oe" I hear them sigh.
Oh, I wish they didn't mean goodbye.

Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye!

Aloha for them!