Pinwheel of Death

Xavier Cugat


SONGS

Alt. Title Coo-ee, Coo-ee

Writers Xavier Cugat, Faustino Curbelo, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin, Pop

Recorded 1939

Lyrics English lyric by Al Stillman:

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THE CUBANS LOVE IT,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
HOW THEY TURTLE DOVE IT!

WHEN PEDRO WOOS
HIS WHOZIS,
HE OOZES
PEP AND VIM
AND IF THE GAL REFUSES,
SHE JUST LOSES OUT
WITH HIM.
THOUGH IN HIS LOVE,
HE IS VIOLENT,
HE TAKES HER BREATH
AWAY
IN SPEECH
HE IS RATHER SILENT,
HE HAS JUST TWO WORDS
TO SAY.

ALL HE SAYS IS:
CUI! CUI!
TO HIS LITTLE TURTLE DOVE,
WHEN HE IS FEELING
MOOEY MOOEY,
MEANING
VERY MUCH IN LOVE.
WE DONT TALK HIS LANGUAGE
DO WE?
BUT WE KNOW
WHEN GIRL MEETS BOY,
IN CUBA,
THE MC-CUI,
IS WHAT WE CALL
THE MC-COY.
EVERY CUBAN WHISPERS:
CUI!
TO THE ONE HES COOING TO
AND THAT
IS NO HAVANA HOOEY,
HE IS JUST SAYING:
I LOVE YOU.
WE DO NOT LIVE IN CUBA,
DO WE?
BUT IN CASE
WE EVER DO,
BE SURE TO WHISPER:
CUI,
AND I WILL CUI
BACK TO YOU.

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THOSE
LATIN LOVEBIRDS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
JUT LIKE
TURTLE DOVE BIRDS,.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
BACK IN OLD MANHATTAN,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
SOUNDS LIKE
PIGEON LATIN.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
YOU WILL BE HEARING
ALWAYS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
IN THOSE
CUBAN HALLWAYS.

Spanish lyrics:

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!


ARROLLA
CON LA CONGA,
LA NEGRA
CATA CA
QUE TIE NEEN
SUS CADERAS,
TO DOEL RITMO
YEL COMPAS.

RESONADO
LOS TAMBORES,
BAILA REMOS
SINCESAR,
VAMOS NEGRA
TUMBA AFUERA,
QUE LA CONGA
VA PASAR.
CON EL RITMO
DE LAS CLAVES,
LA TAONNA
Y EL TIMBAL,
MIS PIES YA
NO SE A GUANTAN.
POR QUERER YA
CUMBANCHAR.

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO!
Writers Johnnie Camacho, Irving Fields, Albert Gamse

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1946

Lyrics I STARTED OUT TO GO TO CUBA,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM CUBA,
OH, WHAT A RUMBA THEY TEACH!
PALM TREES ARE WHISPERING,
YO TE QUIERO,
WHAT COULD I DO
BUT STAY AWHILE.
I MET A CUBAN CABALLERO,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN STYLE.

SO I NEVER GOT TO CUBA,
BUT I GOT ALL ITS ATMOSPHERE,
WHY, EVEN YUBA
AND HIS TUBA,
THEY PLAYED A NIGHT
RIGHT HERE!

I'LL SAVE HAVANA
FOR MANANA,
MEANWHILE I HAVE IT
IN MY REACH.
I FOUND THE CHARM
OF ALL HAVANA
IN THE RUMBA
AT MIAMI BEACH!

I STARTED OUT
TO GO TO HAITI,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM HAITI,
QUAINT ARE THE DANCES
THEY TEACH!
THAT'S WHERE
THE ORANGES ARE ROUNDER,
THAT'S WHERE
THE WINTER DAYS ARE WARM.
THAT'S WHERE
I CAUGHT A HUNDRED POUNDER,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN FORM.

HERE WAS ALL THE CHARM OF HAITI,
THE TROPIC SKY WAS JUST AS FAIR,
THE TEMPERATURE WAS OVER EIGHTY,
WHICH THEY CALL 'COOL'
DOWN THERE!

I DIDN'T GO WHERE I INTENDED,
FAR GREATER JOY WAS IN MY REACH.
MY CARIBBEAN CRUISE WAS ENDED
IN A ROMANCE AT MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME
WHEN I TAKE A FLIGHT
THROUGH THE SKY
TO MIAMI BY THE SEA.
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME TO FLY
TO THE PLACE
WHERE MY LOVE
WAITS FOR ME.

Spanish lyric:
DE PASO EN MI
VIA JE A CUBA,
YO EN MIAMI BEACH PARE
YA SI CERQUITA
DE MI CUBA,
RUMBEANDO
ALLI ME QUEDE.
LA CHICA
QUE ME PRESENTARON
LE GUSTA
MUCHO CUMBANCHEAR.
POR ESO NO VOY
MAS A CUBA,
SI ES QUE YOU
QUIERO RUMBEAR.

TODOS DIRAN
QUE MANANA,
DE ESTE LUGAR
YO ME I RE
EN CAMBIO YO
SE QUE MANANA,
CON ELLA ESTA RE.

Y CUANDO
POR FIN NOS CASEMOS,
ES CIERTO
QUE EN MIAMI BEACH,
LA LUNA
DE MIEL PASAREMOS,
CON LA RUMBA
DE MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY, AY,
DULCE BIEN,
MUY FELIZ VIVIRE,
AL SABER QUE
TU SIEMPRE ME QUERRAS.
AY, AY, AY, AY,
NUNCA MAS YO MEI RE,
CON MI AMOR,
BAILARE SIN CESAR.
Writers George Rosner, Fred Wise

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1945

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Alt. Title In Spain They Say "Si Si"

Writers Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1936

Lyrics HERE'S A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
QUITE GOOD,
MAYBE IT WON'T HELP YOU
BUT IT SHOULD,
YOU CAN'T GO PLACES
UNLESS YOU'VE LEARNED
HOW THE LATINS SAY YES
THAT EDUCATIONAL,
INSPIRATIONAL, MOST SENSATIONAL YES.

IN SPAIN THEY SAY SI, SI
IN FRANCE YOU'LL HEAR
WEE, WEE
EVERY LITTLE DUTCH GIRL
SAYS YA,YA
EVERY LITTLE DANISH DOLL
SAYS DA.
BUT SWEETHEART TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN HINDUSTAN
UG! UG
MEANS O.K., BABE,
LET'S HUG.
NEVER WAS A PANAMA MA
WHO TOLD HER TRINIDADDY,
NO CAN DO.
ON EVERY VIRGIN ISLE
THEY SAY IT WITH A SMILE
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

THE MONKEYS IN A TREE
DON'T HAVE TO SAY: SI, SI
ALL THEY DO
IS WAG THEIR TAILS,
THAT'S A GAG THAT NEVER FAILS.
IN DARKEST AFRICA
THE NATIVES SAY:
UH, HUH!
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

OUT WEST THEY SAY:
WAH HOO!
THAT'S O.K., TOOTS
TO YOU.
EVERY SOUTHERN LADY
KNOWS HER STUFF,
BECAUSE HER ANSWER
ALWAYS IS SHO 'NUFF!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,
THE YES-MEN SAY: SI, SI
THERE ARE LOTS
OF POLITICIANS, THOUGH,
WHO CAN ALWAYS SAY
BOTH YES AND NO
BUT SWEETHEART
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

A LADY HORSE,
THEY SAY,
MEANS YES
WHEN SHE SAYS:
NEIGH!
EVERY LITTLE GAL
IN MEXICO
HATES TO GIVE A PAL
A NO, NO, NO!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN 606 B.C.,
THOSE GALS WOULD MIX,
SI, SI!
EVERY LITTLE CAVE MAN
USED HIS DOME,
HIT THEM ON THE HEAD,
THEN DRAGGED THEM HOME.
SO, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN
TO MY PLEA,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

Spanish lyric:

VAMOS A LA CONGA AY DIOS,
VAMOS QUE YA SUENA
EL BONGO.
LAS MARACAS SUENAN YA
Y YA REPICA EL TIMBAL,
MI NE GRA VAMOSE DETRAS,
AY QUE YA LA CONGA
NOVUELVA MAS.

PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
ANDA BONGOSERO TOCA YA,
QEESTOY MEDIO
LOCO POR BAILAR,
PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
QUE LA CONGA YA SEVA,
PARA NUNCA MAS VOLVER
A SONAR PARA VIGO
ME VOY.