Pinwheel of Death

The Mellomen with Thurl Ravenscroft


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Alt. Title A Word That Means the World to Me

Writers Howard Johnson, Theodore Morse

Genres Standard, Ballad, Family

Recorded 1948

Lyrics I'VE BEEN AROUND THE WORLD,
YOU BET,
BUT NEVER WENT TO SCHOOL.
HARD KNOCKS
ARE ALL I SEEM TO GET, .
PERHAPS I'VE BEEN A FOOL
BUT STILL,
SOME EDUCATED FOLKS,
SUPPOSED TO BE SO SWELL,
WOULD FAIL
IF THEY WERE CALLED UPON
A SIMPLE WORD TO SPELL.
NOW IF YOU'D LIKE
TO PUT ME TO THE TEST,
THERE'S ONE DEAR NAME
THAT I CAN SPELL THE BEST!

M IS FOR THE MILLION THINGS
SHE GAVE ME,
O MEANS ONLY
THAT SHE'S GROWING OLD,
T IS FOR THE TEARS
SHE SHED TO SAVE ME,
H IS FOR HER HEART
OF PUREST GOLD,
E IS FOR HER EYES
WITH LOVE-LIGHT SHINING,
R MEANS RIGHT
AND RIGHT SHE'LL ALWAYS BE,
PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER
THEY SPELL MOTHER,
A WORD
THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.

WHEN I WAS BUT A BABY,
LONG BEFORE I LEARNED TO WALK,
WHILE LYING IN MY CRADLE,
I WOULD TRY MY BEST TO TALK.
IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE I SPOKE
AND ALL THE NEIGHBORS HEARD,
MY FOLKS WERE VERY PROUD OF ME
FOR MOTHER WAS THE WORD.
ALTHOUGH I'LL NEVER LAY A CLAIM TO FAME,
I'M SATISFIED
THAT I CAN SPELL THE NAME.

M IS FOR THE MERCY
SHE POSSESSES,
O MEANS THAT I OWE HER
ALL I OWN,
T IS FOR HER TENDER,
SWEET CARESSES,
H IS FOR HER HANDS
THAT MADE A HOME,
E MEANS EVERYTHING
SHE'S DONE TO HELP ME,
R MEANS REAL AND REGULAR,
YOU SEE,
PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER
THEY SPELL MOTHER,
A WORD
THAT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.