"I WIsh They Didn't Mean Goodbye" by Mildred Turner and Ken Darby
Performed by Alfred Apaka
Oh [Dm7]why must we say good[G7]bye?
I've [Am]heard[Am+7][Am7]that [D7]word in every [Dm7]land[G7]
'Ke [C]ora te [C#dim]tura' the [Dm7]Polynesians [G7]say
Fare[Dm7]well, dear [F#dim]friend
We'll [C]meet another [C7]day
From [F]far [F#dim]Japan, 'sayo[C]nara' they [A7]cry
I [D7]wish they didn't mean good[Dm7]bye[G7]
I [C]hear 'au re[C#dim]voir' and [Dm7]long for gay Pa[G7]ree
In [Dm7]Rome, 'arrivi[F#dim]derci,' they [C]fondly say to [C7]me
As I [F]sail from fair Ha[F#dim]waii I [C]hear 'aloha [A7]oe'
Oh, I [Dm7]wish they didn't [G7]mean good[C]bye
As I [C]leave London [C#dim]town I [Dm7]hear their 'cheeri[G7]o'
From [Dm7]Spain 'hasta ma[F#dim]ľana'
'Adi[C]os' from Mexi[C7]co
And Vi[F]enna's old ref[F#dim]rain is a [C]sad 'auf wieder[A7]sehen'
Oh, I [Dm7]wish they didn't [G7]mean good[C]bye[C7]
'Al[F]oha oe,' I [C]hear them [A7]sigh
But I [D7]wish they didn't [G7]mean good[C]bye