Pinwheel of Death

Patti Page


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Writers Irving Gordon

Genres Standard, Country, Pop, Folk, Americana, Family

Recorded 1951

Lyrics I CAN'T RECALL MY MOTHER,
I DON'T REMEMBER DAD,
MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
WAS ALL I EVER HAD.

OH, I WAS BORN TO WANDER,
I WAS BORN TO ROAM,
AND MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
MADE ME FEEL AT HOME.

MY CRADLE WAS THE RIVER,
MY SCHOOL A RIVER BOAT,
MY TEACHER WAS A GAMBLER,
THE SLICKEST ONE AFLOAT.
MY TEACHER WAS A GAMBLER,
THE SLICKEST ONE AFLOAT,
HE TAUGHT ME NOT TO GAMBLE
ON A PETTICOAT.

OH, I WAS BORN TO WANDER,
I WAS BORN TO ROAM,
AND MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
MADE ME FEEL AT HOME.

OH, DARLING HOW I LOVE YOU,
WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY?
I LOVE YOU LIKE A BAREFOOT GIRL
LOVES THE SUMMER DAY.
THE WAY A WANDERING GYPSY
LOVES THE CHANGING SEA,
JUST LIKE THE RESTLESS RIVER
LOVES OLD NEW ORLEANS.

I LOVE A TINY VILLAGE,
A QUIET COUNTRY TOWN,
A HOUSE,
A LITTLE GARDEN
WITH KIDDIES RUNNING AROUND.
YOU'D BE A FAITHFUL HUSBAND,
I'D BE A TRUSTY FRIEND,
UNTIL I HEARD THAT STEAMBOAT
COMING AROUND THE BEND.

OH, I WAS BORN TO WANDER,
I WAS BORN TO ROAM,
AND MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
MADE ME FEEL AT HOME.
OH, I WAS BORN TO WANDER,
I WAS BORN TO ROAM,
AND MISTER AND MISSISSIPPI
MADE ME FEEL AT HOME.
 

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