Most older television viewers are familiar with the iconic, rhythm-driven theme song of the 1970s crime drama Hawaii Five-O. What many viewers might not realize is that in an early pre-release version of the show, the music was a modified version of the Irish traditional song Cockles and Mussels…
In Oahu’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Danny Williams
As he wheeled his Ford Merc’ry
Through streets so very dang’rous
Crying cockles and mussels, Hawaii Five-O!
Hawaii Five-O, Hawaii Five-O!
Singing cockles and mussels, Hawaii Five-O!