View Full Version : Hapa-Haole Players???

02-15-2009, 07:03 AM
Am I the only one here on the Underground????

I just went thru a few pages of the "Song Help" board lookin to see if there was any songs I might like to learn and was kinda suprised that I didn't know hardly any of the songs listed.

I know I am getting old (and UU is for the youngsters :rolleyes:) and kinda out of touch with the radio (I listen mostly to Lounge/Exotica/Reggae/Mambo on my I-thingy) but I didn't see many requests for some of the Ukulele standards.

Just kinda wondering and if you do play'em what are your favorite "Hapa-Haole" ones?

02-15-2009, 08:46 AM
You're not the only one. I don't play any at the moment but "Waikiki" and "Haole Hula" are two of my favorites. A friend of mine does a really nice version of "Haole Hula" on guitar that should translate nicely to the uke:


Check out his other videos too...he has a few hapa-haole and a lot of traditional Hawai`ian songs that he does on the uke:


02-15-2009, 09:13 AM
Check out Hapa Haole Songs (http://www.squareone.org/Hapa/), unfortunately lyrics only. You may find something you like or remembered. Figure it out and you can share your findings with us older generation players.

Howlin Hobbit
02-15-2009, 08:30 PM
Both "Ukulele Lady" and "Tiny Bubbles" are a big part of my repertoire.

Good enough?

02-16-2009, 08:09 AM
Both "Ukulele Lady" and "Tiny Bubbles" are a big part of my repertoire.

Good enough?

Very Good and 2 of my favorites too, Ukulele Lady is the song that turned me on to the whole Hapa-Haole world, Before that I was mostly playing Buffett and Marley stuff. We learned it in my lessons I play it into Honolulu Baby they seem to go good together.
I've been working on adding fingerpicking to Tiny Bubbles!!!

BTW dig the Fez, I've been trying to find a vintage Shriner to fit my big head for awhile now!!!!

I've been trying to learn Jumpin Jim's version of Waikiki for awhile now it's hard...

02-16-2009, 08:35 AM
We play quite a few hapa haole songs in our uke club. They're fun with a group.

Ukulele JJ
02-16-2009, 08:45 AM
Some of my favorites:

One Paddle, Two Paddle

The Hukilau Song

Lovely Hula Hands

Discuss... :D


02-16-2009, 09:25 AM
I posted a handful of songs on my Youtube account, they include:

Lovely Hula Hands
Hula Lullaby
Dreamy Kalua

Try check 'um out, deah pretty good bruddah!