Pinwheel of Death

Jimmy Dorsey


SONGS

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Writers Albert Gamse, Joseph M. LaCalle

Genres Standard, Latin, Big Band Era

Recorded 1941

Lyrics verse 1:
A BOY FOUND A DREAM
UPON A DISTANT SHORE,
A MAID
WITH A WAY
OF WHISP'RING,
SI SENOR.
EACH NIGHT
WHILE GUITARS
WOULD SOFTLY PLAY,
THE TUNE
SEEMED TO DANCE
AROUND THE WORDS
THAT HE'D SAY:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
MY PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY,
YOU'RE LIKE
THAT LOVELY FLOWER
SO SWEET AND HEAVENLY.
SINCE I FOUND YOU,
MY HEART IS WRAPPED
AROUND YOU
AND LOVING YOU,
IT SEEMS TO BEAT
A RHAPSODY.
AMAPOLA,
THE PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY
MUST COPY
ITS ENDEARING CHARM
FROM YOU.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
HOW I LONG
TO HEAR YOU SAY,
I LOVE YOU.

verse 2:
THE BOY LEFT HIS LOVE
UPON A DISTANT SHORE
AND SAILED
FROM THE ONE
HIS ARMS
WERE LONGING FOR.
HE VOWED HE'D RETURN
ONE SUNNY DAY,
ONCE MORE TO REPEAT
WHAT HIS HEART
HAD TO SAY:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
MY PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY,
YOU'RE LIKE
THAT LOVELY FLOWER
SO SWEET AND HEAVENLY.
SINCE I FOUND YOU,
MY HEART IS WRAPPED
AROUND YOU
AND LOVING YOU,
IT SEEMS TO BEAT
A RHAPSODY.
AMAPOLA,
THE PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY
MUST COPY
ITS ENDEARING CHARM
FROM YOU.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
HOW I LONG
TO HEAR YOU SAY,
I LOVE YOU.

Spanish Version
verse 1:
DE AMOR
EN LOS HIERROS
DE TU REJA.
DE AMOR ESCUCHE
LA TRISTE QUEJA.
DE AMOR
QUE SUENAN
MI CORAZON,
DICIENDOME ASI
CON SU
DULCE CANCION:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
SERA SIEMPRE
MI ALMA
TUYA SOLA.
YO TE QUIERO,
AMADA
NINA MIA,
IGUAL
QUE AMA
LA FLOR
LA LUZ
DEL DIA.
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
NO SEAS
TAN INGRATA
Y AMAME.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPLOA,
COMO PUEDES
TU VIVIR
TAN SOLA.

verse 2:
TAL VEZ
EN LOS
HIERROS
DE TU REJA,
TRAI DOR
EL AMOR
SINTIO
SU QUEJA.
AMOR
QUEEN MI AMANTE
CORAZON,
SEMBRO POR
MI MAL
UNA DULCE
ILUSION:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
SERA SIEMPRE
MI ALMA
TUYA SOLA.
YO TE QUIERO,
AMADA
INA MIA,
IGUAL
QUE AMA
LA FLOR
LA LUZ
DEL DIA.
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
NO SEAS
AN INGRATA
Y AMAME.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
COMO PUEDES
TU VIVIR
TAN SOLA.