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Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)

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ENDLESS HOLE
HELLO IN THERE
LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
PARADISE or Muhlenberg County
PLEASE DON'T BURY ME
YOUR FLAG DECAL WON'T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE


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Subject: Talk Dirty in Hawaiian - Lyrics?
From: steveb@lagcc.cuny.edu
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 02:27 PM

I'm looking for the words to "Let's Talk dirty in Hawaiian."

I believe Fred Koller (and/or John Prine?) wrote it.

Arlo Guthrie may have covered it, don't know who else ...

Anybody know the words? It would be a big hit when I visit there next month!

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Oct 98 - 02:36 PM

Hi, Steve - well, you're right that it was written by John Prine and Fred Koller. Where you were led astray was in not first checking our Sacred Database, the repository of all lyrics folk. If you were to put the word "Hawaiian" (with two i's) in the search box in the upper right corner of this page, you would find two songs. This one (click here) is the one you requested, but there is yet another "Hawaiian" song to impress the natives with when you visit....
And if you searched under "hawaii*" that asterisk would help you find every word in the vast database that begins with hawaii (words like hawaii, hawaiian, hawaiianski, hawaiianovich, and many other exciting words).
Hope you don't mind the teasing. We're glad to help, and we realize that some people may not know about the database the first time around.
Oh, and if you want lots of Prine songs, check out the Prine Shrine (click here). Hope that helps.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in Hawaiian
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 01:54 AM

What are the origins of the song and do the Hawaiian bits mean anything?


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Subject: Lyr Add: LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN (Prine/Kolle
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 03:11 AM

From the DT:

LET'S TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN
(John Prine/Fred Koller)

(D) I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket
For the land of the tall palm (A) tree
Aloha Old Milwaukee, Hello Waiki(D) ki
I just stepped down from the airplane
When I thought I heard her (G) say
Waka waka nuka nuka, (D) waka waka nuka nuka
(A) Would you like a (D) lei? (A) Eh?

cho: (D) Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian
Whisper in my (A) ear
Kicka poo ka maka wa wah wahini
Are the words I long to (D) hear
Lay your coconut on my tiki
What the hecka mooka mooka (G) dear
Let's talk dirty in Ha(D) waiian
Say the (A) words I long to (D) hear

(D) It's a ukulele Honolulu sunset
Listen to the grass skirts (A) sway
Drinking rum from a pineapple
Out on Honolulu (D) Bay
The steel guitars all playing
While she's talking with her (G) hands
Gimme gimme oka doka (D) make a wish and wanta polka
(A) Words I under(D) stand (A)

(D) I boughta lota junka with my moola
And sent it to the folks back (A) home
I never had the chance to dance the hula
I guess I should have (D) known
When you start talking to the sweet wahini
Walking in the pale moon(G) light
Oka doka what a setta (D) knocka rocka sis boom bocas
(A) Hope I said it (D) right (A)

spoken: Aloha

Copyright John Prine, Fred Koller
@Hawaii
filename[ TALKDRTY
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oct97


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in Hawaiian
From: alanabit
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 03:15 AM

Sorry about that - you already have the words... Still, if we keep this one up, someone will come up with an answer!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in Hawaiian
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 03:15 AM

They mean something when Lucy Ward sings the song!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in Hawaiian
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 03:20 AM

As withh Maids when you're young never wed an old man, Lucy manages to make the song sound lubricious without any hard evidence in the lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 03:42 AM

lubricious, Adjective
1. Offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire.
2. Smooth and slippery with oil or a similar substance.


Oh, boy, I want one of those....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 10:45 AM

Wahini - girl or woman

Tiki - a wood or stone image of a Polynesian supernatural power. Origin of TIKI. Maori & Marquesan, from Tiki, first man or creator of first man. First Known Use: 1777 ...

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I was surprised to find that 'tiki' actually means something. The word is thrown around so casually today.

It's a cute song. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 11:33 AM

This thread is certainly educational! Isn't lubricious a great word?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: Willa
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 02:35 PM

Maggie in Hull does a great version of this!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: PHJim
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 04:08 PM

I was told that either John and Fred introduced the song by saying (tongue in cheek) that they wrote the song when World Music was becoming quite popular so they decided to cash in on the fad and write a song in another language. Since English was the only language they knew, they used onomatopoeia in order to write the Hawaiian phrases in the song. I guess they got a couple of actual Hawaiian words in there by luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian (John Prine)
From: GUEST,Geoff the Duck
Date: 19 Jul 13 - 07:56 PM

Pairs up nicely with
Flanders and Swan
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in hawwaiian
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 02:55 AM

Looking for lyrics and chords

Thanks


Pat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in hawwaiian
From: maeve
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 06:09 AM

A search using the filter will lead you to lyrics and chords in Mudcat's Digital Tradition:
Let's Talk Dirty...Hawaiian- John Prine
Have fun!


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Subject: Lyr Add: LETS TALK DIRTY IN HAWAIIAN (John Prine)
From: GUEST,prinefan
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 06:11 AM

Lets Talk Dirty in Hawaiian
© John Prine

Well, I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket
For the land of the tall palm tree
Aloha Old Milwaukee, Hello Waikiki
I just stepped down from the airplane When I heard her say/
"Waka waka nuka licka, waka waka nuka licka
Would you like a lei? Eh?"

        Chorus

Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian, whisper in my ear
Kicka pooka moka wa wahini
Are the words I long to hear
Lay your coconut on my tiki
What the hecka mooka mooka dear
Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian, say the words I long to hear
It's a ukulele Honolulu sunset
Listen to the grass skirts sway
Drinking rum from a pineapple
Out on Honolulu Bay
The steel guitars all playing
While she's talking with her hands
Gimme gimme oka doka make a wish and wanta polka
Words I understand Hey!
Repeat Chorus
Well, I boughta lota junka with my moolah
And sent it to the folks back home
I never had the chance to dance the hula
Well, I guess I should have known
When you start talking to the sweet wahini
Walking in the pale moonlight
Ohka noka whatta setta knocka-rocka-sis-boom-boccas
Hope I said it right Oh!
Repeat Chorus
Let's talk dirty in Hawaiian Say the words I long to hear spoken: Aloha


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Lets talk dirty in hawwaiian
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Aug 13 - 02:44 PM

Lyrics and chords already posted. Linked!


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