Pinwheel of Death

George Jones


SONGS

Writers Hank Mills

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1965

Lyrics [Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING
ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 1]:
NOW THE PHONE
IS A-RINGIN'
AND THE NEWS
IT'S A-BRINGIN',
GONNA PUT AN END
TO ALL
MY WILD NIGHT LIFE.
A GREYHOUND'S
A-COMING
AND THE WHEELS
ARE A-HUMMIN'
AND MY PRETTY MAMA'S
COMING HOME TONIGHT.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 2]:
THE LIGHTS
WERE BURNIN' BRIGHT
EACH AND EV'RY
SINGLE NIGHT,
PARTIES GOIN' ON
TILL THE BREAK
OF DAY.
IF I DIDN'T
MAKE IT CLEAR,
LADIES STAY AWAY
FROM HERE,
DEATH'LL BE
AN HOUR AND A HALF
AWAY.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.

[verse 3]:
I GUESS I BETTER SCAT
DOWN TO THE LAUNDRY MAT
AND WASH OUT
ALL THEM LIPSTICK STAINS.
TIDY UP THE HOUSE A BIT,
GET EV'RYTHING SET,
GOOD THING
SHE ISN'T COMING
BY PLANE.

[Chorus]:
I'M GONNA HAVE
A BIG JOB
PICKIN' UP
THE PIECES,
BIG JOB
MAKIN' THE ROUNDS,
BIG JOB
TELLING ALL THE LADIES
MY PRETTY MAMA
IS A-COMING TO TOWN.
Writers George Jones, Lawton Williams

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1958

Lyrics UP ABOVE ME
ARE THE SKIES
LIKE THE TWINKLE
IN YOUR EYES,
THESE THINGS ARE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.
IN THE MAIL
YOUR LETTER CAME,
THE INK AND PAPER
LOOKED THE SAME,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

BLUEBIRD SITTING
IN THE TREE
SEEMS TO SYMPATHIZE
WITH ME,
FOR HE'S NOT SINGING
LIKE HE USED TO DO.
THE PRETTY WATERS
IN THE SEA
FEEL AS COLD
AS YOU LEFT ME,
YES,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

THERE'S A RAINBOW
OVERHEAD
WITH MORE BLUE
THAN GOLD AND RED,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR
ANGELS CHOOSE.
A BLUE DRESS
YOU PROUDLY WORE
WHEN YOU LEFT
TO RETURN NO MORE,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.

BLUE DAYS COME
AND BLUE DAYS GO,
HOW I FEEL
NOBODY KNOWS,
LIFE IS MIGHTY EMPTY
WITHOUT YOU.
THERE IS A BLUE NOTE
IN MY SONG
THAT I SING
SINCE YOU ARE GONE.
YES,
BLUE MUST BE
THE COLOR OF THE BLUES.
Writers Gordon Ardis, Darrell Edwards

Genres Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics I REMEMBER THEM
SO CLEARLY,
MOM AND DAD LOVED THEM
SO DEARLY,
OLD BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD,
WHERE I LEARNED
ABOUT SALVATION
FROM THE BOOK
OF REVELATIONS
IN AN ARBOR
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD.
OLD BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD,
WHERE A SINNER
COULD LAY DOWN
HIS HEAVY LOAD,
IT WAS IN
THOSE OLD BRUSH ARBORS
TROUBLED SOULS
FOUND PEACEFUL HARBORS,
BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD.
MANY TIMES
I HAVE DEPARTED
FROM THE WAY OF LIFE
I STARTED
IN AN ARBOR
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD,
BUT EACH TIME
THE DEVIL'S CAUGHT ME
I REMEMBERED
WHAT THEY TAUGHT ME
IN BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD.
OLD BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD,
WHERE THE MIGHTY LIGHT
OF GOD'S GREAT MERCY
FLOWED,
THERE WAS PRAYIN',
SHOUTIN',
SINGIN',
TILL THE COUNTRY SIDE
WAS RINGIN'
BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD,
OLD BRUSH ARBORS
BY THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD.
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Writers Darrell Edwards

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1961

Lyrics YOU KEEP SAYING
YOU LOVE HIM,
I BELIEVE
THAT IT'S TRUE,
AND IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER
HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU.
BUT IN TIME
YOU'LL UNDERSTAND, DEAR,
WHEN YOU SHED A TEAR,
THEN YOU'LL KNOW
YOU WERE LIVING
IN YOUR TENDER YEARS.
IN YOUR EYES
THERE'S A LOVELIGHT
THAT SHINES FOR HIM,
BUT HOW LONG
WILL IT STAY THERE?
WILL THAT LOVELIGHT
GROW DIM?
YOU CAN JUST SEE
THE HAPPINESS,
YOU CAN'T SEE THE TEARS,
YES, IT'S TRUE
YOU'VE BEEN LIVING
IN YOUR TENDER YEARS.

SO IF I CAN'T BE
YOUR FIRST LOVE,
I'LL WAIT
AND BE YOUR LAST.
I'LL BE SOMEWHERE
IN YOUR FUTURE
TO HELP YOU
FORGET THE PAST.
THEN YOU'LL KNOW
THAT I LOVE YOU
WITH A LOVE
THAT'S SINCERE,
'CAUSE I'LL WAIT
'TIL YOU'RE THROUGH LIVING
IN YOUR TENDER YEARS.

YES,
YOU'LL KNOW
THAT I LOVE YOU
WITH A LOVE
THAT'S SINCERE,
YES, I'LL WAIT
'TIL YOU'RE THROUGH LIVING
IN YOUR TENDER YEARS.
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Writers Darrell Edwards, Charlotte Grier, George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1966

Lyrics THAT'S ALL IT TOOK,
THE MENTION
OF YOUR NAME,
AND ALL MY LOVE
FOR YOU
BURST INTO FLAME.
I'VE TRIED SO HARD
TO LET YOU GO,
BY THE LOOK,
HOW I STILL TREMBLE
AT YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME KNOW
THAT I STILL CARE,
IT SEEMS MY HEART
JUST CAN'T GIVE UP
THE DREAMS
WE USED TO SHARE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
AND WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK
TO MAKE ME YEARN
FOR YOUR EMBRACE.
I GUESS
I MIGHT AS WELL
ADMIT
NO ONE
CAN TAKE YOUR PLACE.
I TELL MY FRIENDS
I'M HAPPY
BUT THEY READ ME
LIKE A BOOK,
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK;
FOR WHEN TODAY
I HEARD THEM SAY
YOUR NAME,
THAT'S ALL IT TOOK.
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Alt. Title White Lightnin'

Writers J. P. Richardson

Genres Country, Pop, Americana, Classic Country

Recorded 1959

Lyrics verse 1:
WELL, IN NORTH CAROLINA
WAY BACK IN THE HILLS,
ME AND MY OLD PAPPY,
HE HAD HIM A STILL.
HE BREWED WHITE LIGHTING
TILL THE SUN WENT DOWN,
AND THEN HE FILL HIM A JUG
AND HE PASS IT AROUND
MIGHTY, MIGHTY PLEASING,
PAPPY'S CORN SQUEEZING,
SHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

verse 2:
WELL, I ASKED
MY OLD PAPPY
WHY HE CALLED HIS BREW
WHITE LIGHTNING
INSTEAD OF MOUNTAIN DEW,
I TOOK A LITTLE SIP,
AND RIGHT AWAY I KNEW
AS MY EYES BUGGED OUT
AND MY FACE TURNED BLUE.
LIGHTING STARTED FLASHING,
THUNDER STARTED CRASHING,
WHEW!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

verse 3:
WELL, A CITY SLICKER CAME
AND SAID, I'M TOUGH,
I THINK I WANT TO TASTE
THAT POWERFUL STUFF.
HE TOOK ONE WHOLE SLUG
AND HE DRANK IT RIGHT DOWN,
AND I HEARD HIM MOANING
AS HE HIT THE GROUND,
MIGHTY, MIGHTY PLEASING,
YOUR PAPPY'S CORN SQUEEZING,
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!
Writers Darrell Edwards, George Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1955

Lyrics WELL,
I GOT A CROW
I WANT TO PICK
WITH YOU,
JUST LIKE
THE LAST TIME
THE FEATHERS FLEW
YOU'RE RUNNING WILD
A-KICKING UP
YOUR HEELS,
A-LEAVING ME HOME
WITH A HANDFUL
OF BILLS.
I CAN'T LIVE
WITHOUT YOU
AND YOU KNOW
T'S TRUE,
BUT THERE'S NO LIVING
WITH YOU,
SO WHAT'LL I DO?
I'M GOIN'
HONKY TONKING,
GETTING TIGHT
AS I CAN,
AND MAYBE BY THEN
YOU'LL APPRECIATE
A GOOD MAN.

TELL ME WHY,
BABY, WHY BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY
YOU MAKE ME CRY,
BABY,
CRY, BABY,
CRY, BABY CRY?
I CAN'T LIVE
WITHOUT YOU
TILL THE DAY
THAT I DIE,
BUT TELL ME WHY,
BABY, WHY,
BABY, WHY,
BABY, WHY?

WELL,
NOW I DON'T KNOW,
BUT I'VE HEARD SAY,
THAT EV'RY LITTLE DOG'S
A-GONNA HAVE HIS DAY
YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION,
DON'T YOU DARE FORGET,
'CAUSE I'M JUST
A LITTLE BABY
PUPPY YET.
I CAUGHT YOU
HONKY TONKING
WITH MY BEST FRIEND
THE THING TO DO
WAS LEAVE YOU,
BUT I SHOULDA
LEFT THEN.
NOW I'M TOO OLD
TO LEAVE YOU
BUT I STILL
GET SORE,
WHEN YOU COME HOME
A-FEELING
FOR THE KNOB
ON THE DOOR.

TELL ME
WHY, BABY, WHY
BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY
YOU MAKE ME CRY,
BABY,
CRY, BABY,
CRY, BABY CRY?
I CAN'T HELP
BUT LOVE YOU
TILL THE DAY
THAT I DIE,
BUT TELL ME
WHY, BABY,
WHY, BABY,
WHY, BABY, WHY?
Writers George Jones

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country

Recorded 1961

Lyrics I'VE BEEN LIVING
A NEW WAY OF LIFE
THAT I LOVE SO,
BUT I CAN SEE
THE CLOUDS ARE GATH'RING
AND THE STORM
WILL WRECK OUR HOME.
FOR LAST NIGHT
HE HUGGED YOU TIGHTLY
AND YOU DIDN'T EVEN SHOVE,
THIS IS TRUE
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

YOU MUST HAVE THOUGHT
I WAS SLEEPING
AND I WISH
THAT I HAD BEEN,
BUT IT'S BEST
TO GET TO KNOW YOU
AND THE WAY YOUR HEART
CAN SIN.
I THOUGHT WE BELONGED TOGETHER
AND OUR HEARTS
FIT LIKE A GLOVE,
BUT I WAS WRONG
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

FROM MY EYES
THE TEARDROPS STARTED
AS I LISTENED
ON AND ON,
I HEARD YOU
WHISPER TO HIM SOFTLY
THAT OUR MARRIAGE
WAS ALL WRONG.
BUT I HOPE
HE MAKES YOU HAPPY
AND YOU WILL NEVER
LOSE HIS LOVE,
I LOST MINE
WHILE I WAS WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.

HOW I WISH
I COULD BE DREAMING
AND WAKE UP
TO A LOVE THAT'S TRUE,
BUT I WAS WRONG
FOR I'VE BEEN WATCHING
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE,
FROM THE WINDOW UP ABOVE.