Pinwheel of Death

The Temperance Seven


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers James P. Johnson, Cecil Mack

Genres Standard

Recorded 1989

Lyrics [verse]:
CAROLINA,
CAROLINA,
AT LAST THEY'VE GOT YOU ON THE MAP.
WITH A NEW TUNE,
A FUNNY BLUE TUNE,
WITH A PECULIAR SNAP!
YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE
TO BUCK AND WING,
FOX-TROT,
TWO-STEP,
OR EVEN SING,
IF YOU AIN'T GOT RELIGION
IN YOUR FEET
YOU CAN DO THIS PRANCE
AND DO IT NEAT.

[Chorus]:
CHARLESTON!
CHARLESTON!
MADE IN CAROLINA.
SOME DANCE,
SOME PRANCE,
I'LL SAY.
THERE'S NOTHING FINER
THAN THE CHARLESTON,
CHARLESTON.
LORD, HOW YOU CAN SHUFFLE.
EV'RY STEP YOU DO
LEADS TO SOMETHING NEW,
MAN, I'M TELLING YOU
IT'S A LAPAZOO.
BUCK DANCE WING DANCE
WILL BE A BACK NUMBER,
BUT THE CHARLESTON,
THE NEW CHARLESTON,
THAT DANCE IS SURELY A COMER.
SOMETIME YOU'LL DANCE IT ONE TIME,
THE DANCE CALLED THE CHARLESTON,
MADE IN NORTH CAROLINE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1990

Lyrics WE'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT
KNOWLEDGE IS NAUGHT,
WE SHOULD BE TAUGHT
TO DANCE.
RIGHT HERE AT TATE
WE'RE UP TO DATE,
WE TEACH
A GREAT NEW DANCE.
DON'T THINK THAT I BRAG,
I SPEAK OF THE DRAG. .
WHY SHOULD A SHEIK
LEARN HOW TO SPEAK
LATIN AND GREEK BADLY?
GIVE HIM A NEAT
MOTTO COMPLETE,
SAY IT WITH FEET GLADLY!
FIRST LESSON RIGHT NOW,
YOU'LL LOVE IT AND HOW
YOU'LL LOVE IT:

HERE IS THE DRAG,
SEE HOW IT GOES,
DOWN ON THE HEELS,
UP ON THE TOES,
THAT'S THE WAY TO DO
THE VARSITY DRAG,
DO-DEE-ODLE-OH-DO!
HOTTER THAN HOT,
NEWER THAN NEW,
MEANER THAN MEAN,
BLUER THAN BLUE,
GETS AS MUCH APPLAUSE
AS WAVING THE FLAG!

YOU CAN PASS
MANY A CLASS,
WHETHER YOU'RE DUMB OR WISE,
IF YOU'LL ALL ANSWER THE CALL
WHEN YOUR PROFESSOR CRIES:

EVERYBODY DOWN ON THE HEELS,
UP ON THE TOES,
STAY AFTER SCHOOL
AND LEARN HOW IT GOES,
EVERYBODY DO THE VARSITY DRAG!