Blue Hawaii

 

Commentaire de Ph.T

L' essort économique que connaissent les USA et sa situation paradoxale ( augmentation du pouvoir d'achat pour certaines classe sociales  et paupérisation pour d' autres ), la guerre du Viet-Nâm, font que le peuple Américain a besoin de rêve, d'exotisme. Et c'est justement ce qu' apporte cet album "Blue Hawaii" avec ces chants locaux, ces airs du vieux continent et ces rocks-de-bord-de-plage.

Les chants Hawaiiens sont superbement interprétés par le King qui, grâce à cette B.O, s' essaie à un nouveau style musical qu' il n' aurait, probablement, jamais eu l'occasion d' exercer. Les choristes et musiciens sont en harmonie ( douceur et finesse ) avec la voix du chanteur et le rythme qu' il impose. Il en résulte des chansons invitant au voyage et à l' évasion.

Les titres aux origines européennes  comme "no more", "can' t help falling in love" et "almost always true" (origine française pour les 2 derniers , svp ! ), incitent également au dépaysement et sont du même calibre que les interprétations hawaiiennes.

Il en est de même pour les rocks -gentillets- qui n'expriment ni  brutalité, ni rebellion. Juste les vacances et la fête sur la plage.

Le résultat ne se fait pas attendre : 79 semaines de présence au billboard dont 20 semaines consécutives en 1ère place (5 millions d' exemplaires vendus).

Il est à noter que ce 33 t est le premier album stéréo d'Elvis qui atteindra, en ce domaine, la 1ère place au billboard durant 4 semaines (seconde place pendant 12 semaines).

Album édité en octobre 1961 !

Blue Hawaii
Almost Always True
Aloha Oe
No More
Can't Help Falling in Love
Rock-a-hula Baby
Moonlight Swim
Ku-u-i-po
Ito Eats
Slicin' Sand
Hawaiian Sunset
Beach Boy Blues
Island of Love
Hawaiian Wedding Song

 

 


Les Paroles

Blue Hawaii

Night and you
And blue Hawaii
The night is heavenly
And you are heaven to me

Lovely you
And blue Hawaii
With all this loveliness
There should be love

Come with me
While the moon is on the sea,
The night is young
And so are we, so are we

Dreams come true
In blue Hawaii
And mine could all come true
This magic night of nights with you


Almost Always True

I was always, baby, I was always
Well almost always true to you
Met a pretty mademoiselle
Her papa owned a small hotel
Oh, I was almost always true to you

I resisted tho' my arm was twisted
I was almost always true to you
Stayed away from drinkin' wine
Thought about you all the time
Oh, I was almost always true to you

Kept refusin' don't jump to conclusions
I was almost always true to you
I would never grab like this
I would never steal a kiss
Oh, I was almost always true to you

 
Aloha Oe

Aloha-oe, aloha-oe, ikeona ona noho ikanipo
One fond embrace ahoea ea
Until we meet again
Until we meet again


No More

No more do I see the starlight caress your hair
No more feel the tender kisses we used to share
I close my eyes and clearly my heart remembers
A thousand good-byes could never put out the embers

Darling I love you so and my heart forever
Will belong to the memory of the love that we knew before
Please come back to my arms, we belong together
Come to me let's be sweethearts again and then let us part no more.

No more do I feel the touch of your hand on mine
No more see the lovelight making your dark eyes shine
Oh how I wish I never had caused you sorrow
But don't ever say for us there is no tomorrow

Darling I love you so and my heart forever
Will belong to the memory of the love that we knew before
Please come back to my arms, we belong together
Come to me let's be sweethearts again and then let us part no more.

 
Can't Help Falling in Love

Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can't help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you

Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can't help falling in love with you
for I can't help falling in love with you


Rock-a-hula Baby

The way she moves her hips to her fingertips
I feel I'm heaven bound
And when she starts to sway, I've gotta say
She really move the grass around

Rock-a-hula baby
Rock-a-hula baby
Got a hula lulu from Honolulu
That rock-a-hula baby of mine

Although I love to kiss my little hula miss
I never get the chance
I wanna hold her tight all through the night
But all she wants to do is dance

I bet that she could teach the palms along the beach
To sway when breezes blow
And birds up in the sky could learn to fly
By watchin' how my baby can go


Moonlight Swim

Let's go on a moonlight swim
Far away from the crowd
All alone upon the beach
Our lips and our arms
Close within each other's reach
Will be on a moonlight swim

Let's go on a moonlight swim
To the raft we can race
After just a little while
I'll sit and pretend
That you're on a desert isle
With me on a moonlight swim

Though the air is cold
With kisses oh so sweet
I'll keep you warm
So very warm from head to you feet

Let's go on a moonlight swim
We're in love and above
There's a crazy balloon
That sits winking down
And inviting us to come on in
On a moonlight swim


Ku-u-i-po

Ku-u-i-po I love you more today
More today than yesterday
But I love you less today
Less than I will tomorrow

See the sweet Hawaiian rose
See it blossom see it grow
That's the story of our love
Ever since we said hello

As the years go passing by
We'll recall our wedding day
I will be there by your side
You will always hear me say

Ku-u-i-po, you're my Hawaiian sweetheart

 
Ito Eats

Ito eat like teeth are out of style
Ito eat like teeth are out of style
Ito eating all the while
Eat Ito eat all the night and the day
Eat Ito eat all the night and the day

Ito is an eating boy
He never get enough from fish and poi
He eat everything he don't care what
He even eat the shell from the coconut
Eat Ito eat all the night and the day
Eat Ito eat all the night and the day

Hey, Ito little faster
Ito little slower

Ito eat like teeth are out of style
Ito eat like teeth are out of style
When you say that stranger smile
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


Slicin' Sand

Take off your shoes, put down your hair
Turn on the music and we'll get somewhere
Dance, dance, dance, til nose gets tan
We're gonna have us a ball on the beach
a-slicin' sand

Hug me a heap, swing me a lot
We got a lot of ocean if it gets too hot
O-o-o, o-o-o, baby, take my hand
We'll have some real rockin' fun in the sun
a-slicin' sand

Come baby, come, let's dig some holes
You'll find it's heaven with sand on you soles
Yeah!

Slide through to the left, slide to the right
Slash down the middle baby hold me tight
O-o-o, o-o-o, baby, hold my hand
We'll have some real rockin' fun in the sun
slicin' sand

 
Hawaiian Sunset

Hawaiian sunset peeping from the sea
Smiles and says Aloha to his sweetheart Hawaii
The drowsy islands slumber one by one
Close their sleepy eyelids say goodnight to the sun

Then Hawaii like millions of times before
Blossoms in her lover's arms once more
Too soon the sunrise will wake her from her sleep
So until tomorrow, sleep Hawaii sleep.

 
Beach Boy Blues

I'm a poor Hawaiian beach boy
A long way from the beach
'Cause someone shoved his face against my hand
Now I'm a kissing cousin to a ripe pineapple
I'm in the can

I was minding my own business
But drinking daddy's juice
I swear I'll never touch that stuff again
Just like a pig before he gave his all that aluhau
I'm in the pen

Got those beach boy blues
Don't the time go slow
Lonely beach boy blues
Only 30 day's and 90 years to go

I want a taste of honey
From my wahini's lips
I want to be her ever loving man
But I'm a kissing cousin to a ripe pineapple
I'm in the can

But I'm a kissing cousin to a ripe pineapple
I'm in the can


Island of Love

Kauai, island of love
Lovely princess of the islands
Kauai, island of love
Listen, can't you hear her calling

Aloha welcome my love
Her palmtrees gently do the hula
While her slaves, the waves
Rush in to kiss her shores

Heaven is another name for
Kauai, island of love

 
Hawaiian Wedding Song

This is the moment
I've waited for
I can hear my heart singing
Soon bells will be ringing

This is the moment
Of sweet Aloha
I will love you longer than forever
Promise me that you will leave me never

Here and now dear,
All my love,
I vow dear
Promise me that you will leave me never
I will love you longer than forever

U-a, si-la
Pa-a ia me o-e
Ko a-lo-ha ma-ka-mea e i-po
Ka-'u ia e le-i a-e ne-i la

Now that we are one
Clouds won't hide the sun
Blue skies of Hawaii smile
On this, our wedding day
I do love you with all my heart