Pinwheel of Death

Roy Brown


SONGS

Writers Henry Bernard, Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Blues

Recorded 1949

Lyrics WELL, YOU LIKE TO BOOGIE
AND I LIKE THE BLUES,
COME ON,
PUT ON OUR DANCING SHOES
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU WANT TO GET DRUNK,
YOU GOT A POINT,
LET'S GET TOGETHER,
GONNA ROCK THIS JOINT
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU SAY
YOU WANT TO BE CLOWN,
YOU WANT TO BE A GOOF,
LET'S GET TOGETHER
AND TEAR OFF THE ROOF
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU GET THE BOTTLE,
I'LL GET THE CHICKS,
GET TOGETHER
AND HAVE SOME NATURAL KICKS
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT!
Writers Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1950

Lyrics OH, CADILLAC BABY,
HOW THAT WOMAN
LOVES TO RIDE.
YES, CADILLAC BABY,
HOW THAT WOMAN
LOVES TO RIDE.
YES, CRAZY 'BOUT
THAT HYDROMATIC;
GIVES HER
SUCH AN EASY RIDE.

SHE LOVES HER ROLLIN';
HOW SHE LOVES
TO BALL THE JACK.
YES, CRAZY 'BOUT
HER ROLLIN';
HOW SHE LOVES
TO BALL THE JACK.
YES, CRAZY 'BOUT
THAT EASY RIDIN';
CRAZY 'BOUT
THAT CADILLAC.

PLEASE TURN ON THE RADIO;
CRUISE ON DOWN THE AVENUE.
YES, TURN ON THE RADIO;
CRUISE ON DOWN THE AVENUE.
BABY'S CRAZY 'BOUT DADDY;
DADDY LOVES HIS BABY, TOO.

OH, LONG ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
BABY COMES KNOCKIN'
ON THE DOOR.
YES, LONG ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
BABY COMES KNOCKIN'
ON THE DOOR.
OH, DADDY,
TAKE OUT THAT CADILLAC;
BABY WANTS TO RIDE
SOME MORE.
Writers Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1958

Lyrics WELL, ROCKS IN MY PILLOW,
THE COLD GROUND IS MY BED,
THE HIGHWAY IS MY HOME
SO I MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD.
I'M WALKIN'
AND WALKIN';
SEEMS I HAVE NO PLACE
TO GO.
MY MOTHER'S DEAD
AND GONE;
FATHER THROWED ME
FROM HIS DOOR.

I GOT ONE PAIR OF SHOES,
DON'T EVEN HAVE
A CHANGE OF CLOTHES.
I GOT ONE PAIR OF SHOES,
DON'T EVEN HAVE
A CHANGE OF CLOTHES.
AND THIS ROAD
I GOTTA TRAVEL
IS SO MUDDY
AND COLD.

WELL,
I'M GONNA GET RELIGION,
LEARN HOW TO PRAY.
I NEED HELP BAD,
LORD,
AND THAT
IS THE ONLY WAY.
I'M TRAVELIN'
AND TRAVELIN';
SEEMS THE ROAD
HAS GOT NO END.
AND I GOT NOBODY
IN THIS MEAN OLD WORLD
TO CALL MY FRIEND.

I GOT SO MUCH TROUBLE,
SOMETIMES I COULD CRY,
I'M GONNA FIND
MY MOTHER'S GRAVE,
FALL ON THE TOMBSTONE
AND DIE.
Alt. Title Along About Midnight

Writers Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1948

Lyrics WELL,
LONG ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
WHEN YOU FEEL
THE WORLD
HAS TURNED YOU DOWN,
LONG ABOUT MIDNIGHT,
WHEN YOU FEEL
THE WORLD
HAS TURNED YOU DOWN,
WELL YOU HAVEN'T
GOT A FRIEND,
YOU JUST ROAM AND ROAM
FROM TOWN TO TOWN.

WHEN I HAD
A LOT OF MONEY,
HAD A GAL
WHO SEEMED SINCERE
AND TRUE,
WHEN I HAD A LOT
OF MONEY,
HAD A GAL
WHO SEEMED SINCERE
AND TRUE,
BUT NOW
ALL MY HARD-EARNED
MONEY'S GONE
AND THAT NO-GOOD WOMAN
HAS GONE TOO.

WELL I'VE MADE UP
MY MIND
IF YOU WANT
SOMEBODY ELSE,
GO ON,
GOD BLESS YOU,
HAVE FUN
FOR YOURSELF.

SOMEDAY BABY,
YOU'LL KNOW
WHAT A FOOL
YOU'VE BEEN,
SOMEDAY BABY,
YOU'LL KNOW
WHAT A FOOL
YOU'VE BEEN,
YOU'RE A NO-GOOD,
MEAN AND EVIL WOMAN
AND I'M GLAD,
GLAD THIS IS THE END.

WHEN MY MOTHER WAS LIVING,
I COULD TAKE THIS PAIN
WITH EASE,
WHEN MY MOTHER WAS LIVING,
I COULD TAKE THIS PAIN
WITH EASE,
BUT NOW
THAT SHE'S DEAD
AND GONE,
FREIGHT TRAINS
ARE MY ONLY HOME,
FREIGHT TRAINS
ARE MY ONLY HOME!
Writers Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1950

Lyrics OH,
TALK ABOUT LOVE,
IT'S A DOGGONE SHAME.
TALK ABOUT LOVE
I HATE THAT NAME.
LOVE DON'T LOVE
POOR ME AT ALL,
LOVE IS THE CAUSE
OF MY DOWNFALL.
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE IS THE DEVIL,
BUT IT WON'T GET ME.

LOVE IS FINE
IF IT'S ON YOUR SIDE,
LOVE CHASED ME HOME
AND HOW I CRIED.
LOVE SAID, BABY,
PUT ME DOWN,
AND NOW THE NEWS
IS ALL OVER TOWN.
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
D0OGGONE YOU, LOVE,
I'M THROUGH WITH YOU.

WELL,
I GOT A LOT OF MONEY,
LIVING LIKE A KING
NEVER HAD TO WORRY
ABOUT A DOGGONE THING.
LOVE CAME ALONG
AIN'T GOT A DIME,
MY BABY LEFT ME
STANDING IN THE BACK DOOR
CRYING.
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE IS THE DEVIL
BUT IT WON'T GET ME.

WELL,
I'M GONNA FIND ME A WOMAN
UGLIER THAN ME,
SHE CAN BE OLD, FAT,
AND EIGHTY THREE.
ALL I WANT TO DO
IS ROCK AT HOME
LOVE'S THE PROPOSITION
FROM NOW ON.
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
LOVE DON'T LOVE NOBODY,
DOGGONE YOU, LOVE,
I'M THROUGH WITH YOU!
 

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