I´ve been on leave a time or two
Since arriving here by sea
And I must admit the native girls
Are sweet as sweet can be.
In Singapore they´re very nice
Well dressed with figures trim
Fair or dark, they´re looked at twice
To satisfy a whim.
Such beauty is a treat for some
It gives them quite a thrill
But reminds me of a girl back home
Whom I love and always will.
And while she waits so patiently
She need never to have any fear
That I will marry her one of these days
Though I´m not able to say what year.