Pinwheel of Death

Tiny Bradshaw


SONGS

Writers Tiny Bradshaw, Henry Glover, Sally Nix

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1950

Lyrics WELL, FOR YEARS AND YEARS
THEY SAY THAT
MONEY IS THE ROOT
OF ALL EVIL
TO A LOT OF MEN,
BUT IF YOU ASK ME
TO HAVE MY PICK,
I'LL TAKE THE MONEY,
YOU CAN HAVE THE CHICK.

I'M GOING TO HAVE MYSELF A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO.

NOW, THERE'S ONE THING
THAT I ALWAYS SAY,
MAKE EVERY DAY A HOLIDAY.
WHEN YOU KICK THE BUCKET
IT'S JUST TOO BAD
LIFE IS TOO SHORT,
DON'T MAKE IT SAD.

I'M GOING TO HAVE MYSELF A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO.

YOU CAN WORK AND WORK
AND HAVE NO FUN,
YOU WILL FIND OUT
YOU'RE THE CRAZY ONE.
TAXES ARE HIGH
AND RENT IS TOO,
BUT THERE IS ONE THING
YOU CAN ALWAYS DO:

YOU CAN HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO.

MONEY IS SHORT
AND TIME IS LONG,
IF YOU HAVE A BALL
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG.
HAD PLENTY MONEY
WHEN I STARTED OUT,
BUT THE CHICKS
BEAT ME DOWN,
NOW I'M DOWN
AND OUT.

I'M GOING TO HAVE MYSELF A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU
SOME GOOD ADVICE,
TAKE THIS JIVE
AND TAKE IT TWICE!
TAKE A LITTLE BIT
OF THAT HARD EARNED PAY,
BUT PUT SOME AWAY
FOR A RAINY DAY.

YOU CAN HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
HAVE YOURSELF A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO.

I'M GOING TO HAVE MYSELF A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
GOING TO HAVE A BALL,
BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW
WHEN YOU GOT TO GO!
Writers Henry Bernard, Tiny Bradshaw, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1950

Lyrics WELL,
I'M PACKING MY GRIP,
THINK I'LL TAKE A TRIP,
THINK I'LL LEAVE TODAY,
NO,
I BETTER STAY.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.
THEN I'LL LOSE MY SINS,
DON'T NEED NEW FRIENDS,
I'VE HAD MY FLING,
SEEN EVERYTHING.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.

IF I JOURNEY NOW,
MY GAL WON'T WAIT FOR ME,
I CAN'T LOSE THAT GAL
BECAUSE SHE MEANS SO MUCH
TO ME.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
KINDLY REVEREND THOMAS
STOPPED,
I MADE HIM A PROMISE
HE WOULD MAKE
THE TWO OF US
JUST ONE.

LET'S FORGET THE TRAIL
TO THE COW COUNTRY,
DON'T SEND MY MAIL,
JUST HAND IT TO ME.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
I'M GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.