Pinwheel of Death

Al Jolson


SONGS

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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Louis Silvers

Genres Standard

Recorded 1947

Lyrics verse:
LIFE IS NOT A HIGHWAY
STREWN WITH FLOWERS,
STILL IT HOLDS A GOODLY SHARE
OF BLISS.
WHEN THE SUN GIVES WAY
TO APRIL SHOWERS
HERE'S THE POINT THAT
YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS.

Chorus:
THOUGH APRIL SHOWERS
MAY COME YOUR WAY,
THEY BRING THE FLOWERS
THAT BLOOM IN MAY
SO IF IT'S RAINING,
HAVE NO REGRETS
BECAUSE IT ISN'T RAINING RAIN
YOU KNOW,
IT'S RAINING VIOLETS.
AND WHERE YOU SEE CLOUDS
UPON THE HILLS,
YOU SOON WILL SEE CROWDS
OF DAFFODILS
SO KEEP ON LOOKING
FOR A BLUEBIRD
AND LIST'NING
FOR HIS SONG,
WHENEVER APRIL SHOWERS
COME ALONG.
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Writers Walter Donaldson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard, Ballad, Family

Recorded 1947

Lyrics MAMMY, MAMMY,
THE SUN SHINES EAST,
THE SUN SHINES WEST,
BUT I'VE JUST LEARNED
WHERE THE SUN SHINES BEST.
MAMMY, MAMMY,
MY HEARTSTRINGS
ARE TANGLED AROUND ALABAMY.
I'SE A-COMIN',
SORRY THAT I MADE YOU WAIT,
I'SE A-COMIN',
HOPE AND PRAY
I'M NOT TOO LATE,
MAMMY, MAMMY,
I'D WALK A MILLION MILES
FOR ONE OF YOUR SMILES,
MY MAMMY.
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Alt. Title Rock A Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody

Writers Sam M. Lewis, Jean Schwartz, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1946

Lyrics verse 1:
MAMMY MINE,
YOUR LITTLE ROLLING STONE
THAT ROLLED AWAY,
STROLLED AWAY.
MAMMY MINE,
YOUR ROLLING STONE
IS ROLLING HOME TODAY,
THERE TO STAY.
JUST TO SEE YOUR SMILING FACE,
SMILE A WELCOME SIGN.
WHEN I'M IN
YOUR FOND EMBRACE,
LISTEN, MAMMY MINE:

Chorus:
ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY
WITH A DIXIE MELODY.
WHEN YOU CROON,
CROON A TUNE
FROM THE HEART OF DIXIE.
JUST HANG MY CRADLE,
MAMMY MINE,
RIGHT ON
THAT MASON-DIXON LINE,
AND SWING IT
FROM VIRGINIA
TO TENNESSEE
WITH ALL THE LOVE
THAT'S IN YA.
WEEP NO MORE,
MY LADY,
SING THAT SONG
AGAIN FOR ME
AND OLD BLACK JOE,
JUST AS THOUGH
YOU HAD ME
ON YOUR KNEE.
A MILLION BABY KISSES
I'LL DELIVER
THE MINUTE THAT YOU SING
THAT SWANEE RIVER.
ROCK-A-BYE
YOUR ROCKABYE BABY
WITH A DIXIE MELODY.

verse 2:
ANY TIME
I HEAR A MAMMY
SING HER BABE TO SLEEP
SLUMBER DEEP.
THAT'S THE TIME
THE SHADOWS AROUND MY HEART
BEGIN TO CREEP,
AND I WEEP.
WONDER WHY
I WENT AWAY,
WHAT A FOOL I'VE BEEN,
TAKE ME BACK
TO YESTERDAY,
IN YOUR ARMS AGAIN.

Chorus:
ROCK-A-BYE YOUR BABY
WITH A DIXIE MELODY.
WHEN YOU CROON,
CROON A TUNE
FROM THE HEART OF DIXIE.
JUST HANG MY CRADLE,
MAMMY MINE,
RIGHT ON
THAT MASON-DIXON LINE,
AND SWING IT
FROM VIRGINIA
TO TENNESSEE
WITH ALL THE LOVE
THAT'S IN YA.
WEEP NO MORE,
MY LADY,
SING THAT SONG
AGAIN FOR ME
AND OLD BLACK JOE,
JUST AS THOUGH
YOU HAD ME
ON YOUR KNEE.
A MILLION BABY KISSES
I'LL DELIVER
THE MINUTE
THAT YOU SING
THAT SWANEE RIVER.
ROCK-A-BYE
YOUR ROCKABYE BABY
WITH A DIXIE MELODY.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson, Al Jolson

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1946

Lyrics CLIMB UP ON MY KNEE,
SONNY BOY.
THOUGH YOU'RE ONLY THREE,
SONNY BOY.
YOU'VE NO WAY OF KNOWING,
THERE'S NO WAY OF SHOWING,
WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME,
SONNY BOY.

WHEN THERE ARE GRAY SKIES,
I DON'T MID THE GRAY SKIES,
YOU MAKE THEM BLUE,
SONNY BOY.
FRIENDS MAY FORSAKE ME,
LET THEM ALL FORSAKE ME,
YOU'LL PULL ME THROUGH,
SONNY BOY.

YOU'RE SENT FROM HEAVEN,
AND I KNOW YOUR WORTH.
YOU'VE MADE A HEAVEN
FOR ME RIGHT HERE ON EARTH.

WHEN I'M OLD AND GRAY,
DEAR,
PROMISE YOU WON'T STRAY,
DEAR,
I LOVE YOU SO,
SONNY BOY.

AND WHEN THE ANGELS GREW LONELY,
TOOK YOU 'CAUSE THEY'RE LONELY,
NOW I'M LONELY TOO,
SONNY BOY.
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Writers James V. Monaco

Genres Standard

Recorded 1946

Lyrics YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU,
I DIDN'T WANNA DO IT,
I DIDN'T WANNA DO IT.
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU,
AND ALL THE TIME
YOU KNEW IT,
I GUESS YOU ALWAYS
KNEW IT.
YOU MADE ME HAPPY
SOMETIMES,
YOU MADE ME GLAD,
BUT THERE WERE TIMES,
DEAR,
YOU MADE ME FEEL
SO BAD.
YOU MADE ME
SIGH FOR,
I DIDN'T WANNA
TELL YOU,
I DIDN'T WANNA
TELL YOU.
I WANT SOME LOVE
THAT'S TRUE,
YES, I DO,
'DEED I DO,
YOU KNOW I DO.
GIMMIE,
GIMMIE
WHAT I CRY FOR,
YOU KNOW
YOU GOT
THE BRAND OF KISSES
THAT I'D DIE FOR,
YOU KNOW
YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU.