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LYRICS OF ALOHA: I’ll Be Leaving Tomorrow

Hello everyone. Here is another one of my compositions that I would like to share with you. When I compose a song, it is always about a real place, a real person, a real mountain. Working at Coco Palms, I meet a lot of guests who are reluctant to leave Kaua‘i. Here is what one guest told me. “Larry, I’ll be leaving tomorrow. I’ll cry a lot today.”

I’ll Be Leaving Tomorrow

I’ll be leaving tomorrow, I’ll cry a lot today,

When you see the torches burning, I’ll be far away.

I’ll be leaving tomorrow, darling please wait for me,

When you see my tears start falling, I’ll be far away.

Chorus: This paradise will always be. In my memory,

Till we are once together, walking beside the sea.

I’ll be leaving tomorrow, I’ll cry a lot today,

When you see the torches burning, I’ll be far away.

Far away, far away, far away, far away.

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Larry Rivera has been an entertainer and songwriter on Kaua‘i for more than six decades, and shares the stories behind his songs in “Lyrics of Aloha,” appearing once a month in the Sunday edition of The Garden Island. Win prizes and earn an entry in the Vacations Hawai‘i Vegas vacation for two drawing by listening to KONG radio the following Monday and Tuesday between 6 and 8 a.m. and taking part in a contest based on the column.
Source: The Garden Island

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