Pinwheel of Death

Steve Lawrence


SONGS

Writers Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Children-Novelty, Family

Recorded 1970

Lyrics verse:
WHAT DO YOU GIVE TO THE LADY
WHO HAS GIVEN ALL HER LIFE
AND LOVE TO YOU?
WHAT DO YOU GIVE
TO THE REASON YOU'RE LIVING?
I COULD WINDOW SHOP THE WORLD
BEFORE I'M THROUGH.

Chorus:
MAMA, A RAINBOW,
MAMA, A SUNRISE,
MAMA, THE MOON TO WEAR.
THAT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH,
NO, NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
NOT FOR MAMA.
MAMA, A PALACE.
DIAMONDS LIKE DOORKNOBS.
MOUNTAINS OF GOLD TO SPARE.
THAT'S NOT RICH ENOUGH,
NOT HALF RICH ENOUGH,
NOT FOR MAMA.
MAMA, A LIFETIME,
CROWDED WITH LAUGHTER,
THAT'S NOT LONG ENOUGH,
NOT HALF LONG ENOUGH.

WHAT CAN I GIVE YOU
THAT I CAN GIVE YOU?
WHAT WILL YOUR PRESENT BE?
MAMA YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL.
ALWAYS YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL.
THAT'S THE MAMA
I'LL ALWAYS SEE,
THAT'S FOR MAMA
WITH LOVE FROM ME.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1958

Lyrics THERE'S ONE THING TO THINK OF
WHEN YOU'RE BLUE,
THERE ARE OTHERS AROUND
MUCH WORSE OFF THAN YOU!
IF A LOAD OF TROUBLES
SHOULD ARRIVE,
LAUGH AND SAY, IT'S GREAT
TO BE ALIVE!

AND KEEP YOUR SUNNY SIDE UP,
UP,
HIDE THE SIDE THAT GETS BLUE.
IF YOU HAVE NINE SONS IN A ROW,
BASEBALL TEAMS MAKE MONEY,
YOU KNOW!
KEEP YOUR FUNNY SIDE UP,
UP,
LET YOUR LAUGHTER COME THROUGH,
DO!
STAND UP ON YOUR LEGS,
BE LIKE TWO FRIED EGGS,
KEEP YOUR SUNNY SIDE UP!

LIFE CAN BE A PLEASURE OR A PAIN,
GOOD OR BAD,
SUCCESSFUL OR IN VAIN
HAPPINESS
IS JUST A POINT OF VIEW,
IF YOU HAVE
IT HERE'S THE THING TO DO:

KEEP YOUR SUNNY SIDE UP,
UP,
DROWN A FROWN WITH A SMILE.
IF YOU THINK IT'S RAINING FOR YOU,
JUST REMEMBER,
OTHERS ARE BLUE.
ALWAYS LOOK FOR THE BRIGHT SIDE,
START THE DAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE
YOU'LL FIND LIFE WORTHWHILE,
LEARN TO WEAR A SMILE,
KEEP YOUR SUNNY SIDE UP!