Pinwheel of Death

Les Paul & Mary Ford


SONGS

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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1955

Lyrics verse:
THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OF RICHES,
AND ONLY ONE OF THEM IS GOLD.
THE WEALTH YOU MISS,
REMEMBER THIS,
WORTHWHILE THINGS
CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR SOLD.

Chorus:
THE MOON BELONGS TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
THE STARS BELONG TO EV'RYONE,
THEY GLEAM THERE FOR YOU AND ME.
THE FLOWERS IN SPRING,
THE ROBINS THAT SING,
THE SUNBEAMS THAT SHINE,
THEY'RE YOURS,
THEY'RE MINE!
AND LOVE CAN COME TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1953

Lyrics [verse 1]:
DON'T WANT ANY MILLIONS,
I'M GETTING MY SHARE.
I'VE ONLY GOT ONE SUIT,
THAT'S ALL I CAN WEAR.
A BUNDLE OF MONEY
WON'T MAKE YOU FEEL GAY.
A SWEET LITTLE HONEY
IS MAKING ME SAY:

[Chorus]:
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.
I'M QUITTING
THE BLUES OF THE WORLD,
JUST SINGING A SONG,
JUST SINGING A SONG.

GLORY HALLELUJAH,
I JUST PHONED THE PARSON,
'HEY, PAR,
GET READY TO CALL.'
JUST LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY,
I'M GOING TO FALL.

I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.

[verse 2]:
SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIAMONDS
AND BEAUTIFUL PEARLS,
WHILE OTHERS HAVE CHILDREN,
JUST KIDDIES WITH CURLS.
KEEP ALL OF YOUR FORTUNES,
KEEP ALL OF YOUR FAME,
I JUST FOUND A SWEETIE
WHO'S CHANGING HER NAME.

[Chorus]:
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.
I'M QUITTING
THE BLUES OF THE WORLD,
JUST SINGING A SONG,
JUST SINGING A SONG.

GLORY HALLELUJAH,
I JUST PHONED THE PARSON,
'HEY, PAR,
GET READY TO CALL.'
JUST LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY,
I'M GOING TO FALL.
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.