“Agadoo” by Black Lace

The lovely beach and the sky, the moon of Kauai,
Around calypso sarong, we’ll all be singing this song:
Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree!
Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, grind coffee!

Alright. I’m all for artistic licence, but there’s a limit to how many inaccuracies I can tolerate in just three lines. Because out of the four items listed here – calypso music, sarongs, coffee beans and pineapples – a grand total of none of them are actually native to Hawaii. This is like a vision of Hawaii from a 1950s Disney movie than the real thing.

And I don’t believe for a second that any member of Black Lace got more than one kind of lei from any Hawaiian native.

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *