Pinwheel of Death

Johnny Preston


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Writers J. P. Richardson

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1960

Lyrics [verse 1]:
ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER,
STOOD RUNNING BEAR
YOUNG INDIAN BRAVE.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE RIVER,
STOOD HIS LOVELY
INDIAN MAID.
LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WAS HER SURNAME,
SUCH A LOVELY SIGHT
TO SEE;
BUT THEIR TRIBES
FOUGHT WITH EACH OTHER,
SO THEIR LOVE
COULD NEVER BE.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.

[verse 2]:
HE COULDN'T SWIM
THE RAGING RIVER,
'CAUSE THE RIVER
WAS TOO WIDE.
HE COULDN'T REACH
HIS LITTLE WHITE DOVE,
WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE.
IN THE MOONLIGHT
HE COULD SEE HER,
THROWING KISSES
'CROSS THE WAVES;
HER LITTLE HEART
WAS BEATING FASTER,
WAITING THERE
FOR HER YOUNG BRAVE.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.

[verse 3]:
RUNNING BEAR DOVE IN THE WATER,
LITTLE WHITE DOVE DID THE SAME.
AND THEY SWAM OUT TO EACH OTHER,
THROUGH THE SWIRLING STREAM
THEY CAME.
AS THEIR HANDS TOUCHED
AND THEIR LIPS MET,
THE RAGING RIVER
PULLED THEM DOWN;
NOW THEY'LL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER
IN THOSE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.