Who Sang Hawaiian War Chant? Ella Fitzgerald

Release information
Writer(s): Johnny Noble, Ralph Freed
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Jazz
length: 2:16
membranophone: Louie Bellson
conductor: Benny Carter
piano: Jimmy Jones
vocal: Ella Fitzgerald
trumpet: Harry “Sweets” Edison
double bass: Bob West
arranger: Benny Carter
alto saxophone: Benny Carter
guitar: John Collins
tenor saxophone: Georgie Auld
Some other versions of "Hawaiian War Chant"

There's a sunny little funny little melody
That was started by a native down in Waikiki
He would gather a crowd down beside the sea
And they'd play his gay Hawaiian chant
Soon the other little natives started singin' it
And the hula hula maidens started swingin' it
Like a tropical storm that's the way it hit
Funny little gay Hawaiian Chant
Ow way tah tualan Me big bad fightin' man
Tho it started on an island down Hawaii way
It's as popular in Tennessee or Ioway
If you wander into any cabaret
You will hear this gay Hawaiian Chant

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hawaiian War Chant
  • 2 It's Only Love

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin