Pinwheel of Death

Shirley Temple


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Writers Irving Caesar, Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler

Genres Standard, Movie Song, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1935

Lyrics ONCE MOTHER SAID,
MY LITTLE PET,
YOU OUGHT TO LEARN
YOUR ALPHABET.
SO IN MY SOUP
I USED TO GET
ALL THE LETTERS
OF THE ALPHABET.
I LEARNED THEM ALL
FROM A TO Z,
AND NOW
MY MOTHER'S GIVING ME:

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.

IN EVERY BOWL OF SOUP I SEE
LIONS AND TIGERS
WATCHING ME.
I MAKE THEM JUMP
RIGHT THROUGH A HOOP,
THOSE ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

WHEN I GET HOLD
OF THE BIG BAD WOLF,
I JUST PUSH HIM UNDER
TO DROWN,
THEN I BITE HIM
IN A MILLION BITS,
AND I GOBBLE HIM
RIGHT DOWN.

WHEN THEYRE INSIDE ME
WHERE ITS DARK,
I WALK AROUND
LIKE NOAHS ARK.
I STUFF MY TUMMY
LIKE A GOOP,
WITH ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
DO FUNNY THINGS TO ME.
THEY MAKE ME THINK
MY NEIGHBORHOOD
IS A BIG MENAGERIE.
FOR INSTANCE
THERE'S OUR JANITOR,
HIS NAME IS MR KLEIN,
AND WHEN HE HOLLERS
AT US KIDS,
HE REMINDS ME OF A LION.

THE GROCER
IS SO BIG AND FAT,
HE HAS A BIG MUSTACHE.
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE A WALRUS
JUST BEFORE HE TAKES A SPLASH.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.