Pinwheel of Death

Maurice Chevalier


SONGS

Writers L. Wolfe Gilbert, Eliseo Grenet

Genres Standard, Latin, Pop, Instrumental

Recorded 1931

Lyrics IN SLOPPY JOE'S
IN HAVANA
I LINGERED
QUENCHING MY THIRST,
I SAW A DANCER THERE,
THAT WAS REALLY WHERE
I SAW HER FIRST.
SUCH GRACEFUL BEAUTY
AND RHYTHM
HAD NEVER
COME TO MY SIGHT,
SHE MADE ME
WANT TO STAY,
DANCED MY HEART AWAY
MOST EVERY NIGHT.

OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
THEY HUM AND STRUM
THAT LA RUMBA
FOR YOU.
OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
THOUGH OTHERS COME,
THEIR LA RUMBA
WON'T DO.
WHEN I FIRST SAW
THIS SHEBANGO,
I FELL SO HARD
FOR THE TANGO,
BUT NOW
THIS BRAND NEW
FANDANGO
HAS GOT ME
LIKE NOTHING
GOT ME BEFORE.
OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
NO CUBAN RUM
LIKE LA RUMBA
FOR ME.

OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
I'M DEAF AND DUMB
WHEN LA RUMBA
I SEE.
OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
MY LIMBS GET NUMB,
OH LA RUMBA
FOR ME.
HAWAIIANS DANCE
IN A CRUDE WAY,
THE AFRICANS
IN A LEWD WAY,
AND THOUGH
YOU DANCE
IN A NUDE WAY,
EVERYONE LOVES
YOUR WONDERFUL
STYLE.
OH MOMENEZ,
OH MOMENEZ,
I'M BLUE AND GLUM,
DANCE LA RUMBA
FOR ME.

(Spanish lyric):
A QUIESTANTO
DOS LAS NEGROS,
QUE VENIMOS
A ROGAR.
QUE NOS CONCE
DAN PERMI
SO PARA CANTAR
Y BAILAR.
YO TABA
CASA MADRINA,
QUE A YER
ME MANDO
A BUSCAR.
QUE DEL SOLAR
DE LA ESQUI
NA NE
LLA VI VE EN
EL MANGLAR!

AY! MAMA YNEZ,
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
TODOS LOS NEGROS
TOMAMOS CAFE.
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
TODOS LOS NEGROS
TOMAMOS CAFE.
NOS VAMOS
"PALA" SO LAS,
DONDE VA LANTO
NEGRITO,
A BAILAR
EL CANGREJITO
TAITICA
VAMO AL MANGLAR.
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
TODOS LOS NEGROS
TOMAMOS CAFE.

AY! MAMA YNEZ,
AY! MAMA YNEZ,
TODOS LOS NEGROS
TOMAMOS CAFE!