Pinwheel of Death

Anne Shelton


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TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers Lew Pollack, Jack Yellen

Genres Standard, Ballad, Family

Recorded 1941

Lyrics OF THINGS
I SHOULD BE THANKFUL FOR
I'VE HAD A GOODLY SHARE ,
AND AS I SIT HERE
IN THE COMFORT OF MY COSY CHAIR
MY FANCY TAKES ME
TO A HUMBLE EASTSIDE TENEMENT .
THREE FLIGHTS UP IN THE REAR
TO WHERE MY CHILDHOOD DAYS WERE SPENT,
IT WASN'T MUCH LIKE PARADISE
BUT 'MID THE DIRT AND ALL,
THERE SAT THE SWEETEST ANGEL,
ONE THAT I FONDLY CALL:

MY YIDDISHE MOMME,
I NEED HER MORE THEN EVER NOW ,
MY YIDDISHE MOMME,
I'D LIKE TO KISS
THAT WRINKLED BROW.
I LONG TO HOLD HER HANDS
ONCE MORE
AS IN DAYS GONE BY,
AND ASK HER TO FORGIVE ME
FOR THINGS I DID
THAT MADE HER CRY.
HOW FEW WERE HER PLEASURES,
SHE NEVER CARED
FOR FASHION'S STYLES,
HER JEWELS AND TREASURES
SHE FOUND THEM
IN HER BABY'S SMILES.
OH, I KNOW
THAT I OWE
WHAT I AM TODAY
TO THAT DEAR LITTLE LADY
SO OLD AND GRAY,
TO THAT WONDERFUL
YIDDISHE MOMME
OF MINE.