Pinwheel of Death

Lou Rawls


SONGS

Alt. Title Grits Ain't Groceries

Writers Titus Turner

Genres Standard, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1969

Lyrics WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD
I'D RATHER BE A FLY,
I'LL LIGHT ON MY BABY
AND STAY WITH HER
'TILL I DIE.
WITH A TOOTHPICK
IN MY HAND,
I'D DIG
A TEN FOOT DITCH,
AND RUN
THROUGH THE JUNGLE
FIGHTIN' LIONS
WITH A SWITCH.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
YES, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD
I GOT BLISTERS
ON MY FEET,
TRYIN' TO FIND
MY BABY
AND BRING HER HOME
WITH ME.
YOU BETTER
RUN INTO ME BABY
AND BE CONVINCED,
IF YOU
DON'T RUN INTO ME,
WOMAN,
YOU AIN'T GOT
NO SENSE.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD,
I NEVER WILL FORGET,
LOST ALL MY MONEY,
MY WOMAN AND MY PET.
I GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY,
SETTLE FOR NOTHING LESS,
GIVE UP
ALL MY GOODTIME GIRLS
AND BE SET
FOR HAPPINESS.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I WANT YOU BABY,
YES, YOUR SMILING FACE
IS MY HEAVEN IN LIFE.

WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
YES, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU BABY,
OOH-OOH,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,
BABY,
YEAH,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
BABY.

WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.
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Writers Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller

Genres Standard

Recorded 1963

Lyrics OUT IN THE STREET,
SHUFFLIN' FEET,
COUPLES PASSIN' TWO BY TWO.
WHILE HERE AM I,
LEFT HIGH AND DRY,
BLACK,
AND 'CAUSE I'M BLACK
I'M BLUE.
BROWNS AND YELLERS,
ALL HAVE FELLERS,
GENTLEMEN PREFER THEM LIGHT.
WISH I COULD FADE,
CAN'T MAKE THE GRADE,
NOTHING BUT DARK DAYS IN SIGHT.
COLD, EMPTY BED,
SPRINGS HARD AS LEAD,
PAINS IN MY HEAD,
FEEL LIKE OLD NED.
WHAT DID I DO
TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE?
NO JOYS FOR ME, NO COMPANY,
EVEN THE MOUSE
RAN FROM MY HOUSE.
ALL MY LIFE THROUGH
I'VE BEEN SO BLACK AND BLUE.
I'M WHITE INSIDE,
IT DON'T HELP MY CASE
'CAUSE I CAN'T HIDE
WHAT IS ON MY FACE.
OH! I'M SO FORLORN,
LIFE'S JUST A THORN,
MY HEART IS TORN,
WHY WAS I BORN?
WHAT DID I DO
TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE?
'CAUSE YOU'RE BLACK,
FOLKS THINK YOU LACK,
THEY LAUGH AT YOU,
AND SCORN YOU TOO,
WHAT DID I DO
TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE?
WHEN YOU ARE NEAR,
THEY LAUGH AND SNEER,
SET YOU ASIDE
AND YOU'RE DENIED,
WHAT DID I DO
TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE?
HOW SAD I AM,
EACH DAY I FEEL WORSE,
MY MARK OF HAM
SEEMS TO BE A CURSE,
OH! HOW WILL IT END?
AIN'T GOT A FRIEND,
MY ONLY SIN
IS MY SKIN,
WHAT DID I DO
TO BE SO BLACK AND BLUE?
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Alt. Title Good Night My Love Goodnight

Writers John S. Marascalco, George Motola

Genres Standard, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1989

Lyrics GOOD-NIGHT MY LOVE,
PLEASANT DREAMS
AND SLEEP TIGHT
MY LOVE,
MAY TOMORROW BE SUNNY
AND BRIGHT
AND BRING YOU
CLOSER TO ME.
BEFORE YOU GO,
PLEASE REMEMBER
I NEED YOU SO,
AND THIS LOVE
I HAVE FOR YOU
WILL NEVER GROW COLD.

IF YOU SHOULD AWAKE
IN THE STILL OF
THE NIGHT,
PLEASE HAVE NO FEAR.
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES,
THEN YOU'LL REALIZE
THAT MY LOVE
WILL WATCH OVER YOU,
DEAR,
ALWAYS.

GOOD-NIGHT MY LOVE,
PLEASANT DREAMS
AND SLEEP TIGHT
MY LOVE,
MAY TOMORROW BE SUNNY
AND BRIGHT
AND BRING YOU
CLOSER TO ME.

GOOD-NIGHT MY LOVE,
PLEASANT DREAMS
AND SLEEP TIGHT
MY LOVE,
MAY TOMORROW BE SUNNY
AND BRIGHT
AND BRING YOU
CLOSER TO ME.
BEFORE YOU GO,
THERE'S JUST ONE THING
I'D LIKE TO KNOW:
IS YOUR LOVE
STILL WARM FOR ME
OR HAS IT GROWN COLD?

IF YOU SHOULD AWAKE
IN THE STILL
OF THE NIGHT,
PLEASE HAVE NO FEAR.
FOR I WILL BE THERE,
YOU KNOW I CARE,
PLEASE GIVE
YOUR LOVE TO ME,
DEAR,
ONLY.

GOOD-NIGHT MY LOVE,
PLEASANT DREAMS
AND SLEEP TIGHT
MY LOVE,
MAY TOMORROW BE SUNNY
AND BRIGHT
AND BRING YOU
CLOSER TO ME.
Writers Billie Holiday

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1963

Lyrics OH TELL ME BABY,
TELL ME
WHAT'S THE MATTER NOW.
TELL ME BABY
WHAT'S THE MATTER NOW.
ARE YOU TRYIN'
TO QUIT ME,
BABY,
BUT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW?

I'VE BEEN YOUR SLAVE
EVER SINCE
I'VE BEEN YOUR BABE.
I'VE BEEN YOUR SLAVE
EVER SINCE
I'VE BEEN YOUR BABE.
BUT BEFORE
I'LL SEE YOU GO,
I'LL SEE YOU
IN YOUR GRAVE.

I'M A GOOD GAL,
BUT MY LOVE
IS ALL WRONG.
I'M A GOOD GAL,
BUT MY LOVE
IS ALL WRONG.
I'M A REAL GOOD GAL,
BUT MY LOVE
HAS LONG GONE.
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Writers Dedette Lee Hill, Willard Robinson

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1966

Lyrics EVERYONE KNOWS HIM
AS OLD FOLKS,
LIKE THE SEASONS,
HE'LL COME AND HE'LL GO.
JUST AS FREE AS A BIRD
AND AS GOOD AS HIS WORD,
THAT'S WHY EVERYBODY
LOVES HIM SO.
ALWAYS LEAVING HIS SPOON
IN HIS COFFEE,
TUCKS HIS NAPKIN
UP UNDER HIS CHIN.
AND THAT YELLOW COW-PIE
IS SO MELLOW IT'S RIPE,
BUT YOU NEEDN'T
BE ASHAMED OF HIM.

EVERY FRIDAY HE'LL GO FISHING,
DOWN ON HIS FAVORITE LAKE,
BUT HE ONLY HOOKS
A PERCH OR TWO,
THE WHALE GOT AWAY,
LOOKS LIKE
WE WARM THE STEAK

SOMEDAY THERE'LL BE
NO MORE OLD FOLKS,
WHAT A LONESOME OLD TOWN
THIS WILL BE.
CHILDREN'S VOICES AT PLAY,
WILL BE STILL FOR A DAY,
THE DAY
THEY TAKE OLD FOLKS AWAY.
Alt. Title Living Double In A World Of Trouble

Writers Oscar Brown Jr.

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad, Blues

Recorded 1963

Lyrics I'M IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE,
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO,
SUPPOSED TO BE
ONE WOMAN'S MAN,
BUT I AM IN LOVE
WITH TWO.
ONE IS MY TREASURE,
ONE IS MY TREAT,
BOTH SUCH A PLEASURE,
'CAUSE THEY'RE BOTH
SO SWEET.
I CAN'T PUT EITHER OF THEM
DOWN,
THAT'S WHY I'M SLIPPIN'
'ROUND
LIVIN' DOUBLE
IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE.
YES,
IT'S A WORLD OF TROUBLE,
I AIN'T HAPPY NOW,
'CAUSE I GOT ONE MORE WOMAN
THAN THE LEGAL LAWS ALLOW.
JUDGES WOULD JAIL ME,
PREACHERS WOULD SHOUT,
BAD TALK WOULD NAIL ME,
IF THE TRUTH GOT OUT.
POLITE SOCIETY
OULD FROWN,
CLAIM I'M JUST A CLOWN,
LIVIN' DOUBLE
IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE.

I DO NOT DARE REVEAL
THE NEED I DEEPLY FEEL.
TO MY PROPER FRIENDS
IT WOULD SCARE 'EM,
THEY WOULD CHALK IT UP
TO GREED,
BUT WHAT I DEEPLY NEED
IS A NEW KIND
OF TWO WOMAN HAREM.

I'VE GOT A WORLD OF TROUBLE,
A WOMAN AND A WIFE,
THE KIND OF SITUATION
THAT CAN COST SOMEBODY'S LIFE.
OH, BUT I'M GONNA
BEAR IT,
'LONG AS I CAN,
NO, I DON'T WANT TO
SHARE IT
WITH NO OTHER MAN.
ALL OF MY FUTURE'S
IN A FOG,
I'M JUST A DIRTY DOG
LIVIN' DOUBLE
IN A WORLD OF TROUBLE.