Pinwheel of Death

Ray Charles


SONGS

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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH
ALL I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY TOOTSIES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
IT MEANS THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'LL COVER GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HMM, HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.

I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH,
EVERY CENT I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY EIGHT'N' A HALVES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
I KNOW THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'RE GONNA COVER THE GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.
Writers Ray Charles

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1951

Lyrics BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND
UNTIL I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND.
OHH, BABY,
BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND,
I REALLY BELIEVE,
EVERYTHING
WILL SURE BE GRAND.
BABY I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE,
OUR LOVE
WE COULD NEVER HIDE.
OHH, BABY,
BABY
I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE,
WELL
YOU KNOW PRETTY BABY,
OUR LOVE
WE WOULD NEVER HIDE.

BABY
I'LL BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING,
CADILLAC AND EVERYTHING.
THEN BABY,
I'M GONNA BUY YOU
A HOUSE IN STYLE,
THEN I'LL LIVE THERE
FOREVER,
YES LORD,
WITH MY LITTLE WIFE AND CHILD.
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Joseph Meyer

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
WHEN THE WINTRY WINDS ARE BLOWING,
AND THE SNOW IS STARTING IN TO FALL,
THEN MY EYES TURN WESTWARD,
KNOWING THAT'S THE PLACE
I LOVE THE BEST OF ALL.
CALIFORNIA,
I'VE BEEN BLUE,
SINCE I'VE BEEN AWAY FROM YOU,
I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL I GET GOING,
EVEN NOW I'M STARTING IN TO CALL,
OH,

Chorus:
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME,
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM.
WHERE BOWERS
OF FLOWERS
BLOOM IN THE SUN
EACH MORNIN'
AT DAWNIN'
BIRDIES SING
ND EV'RYTHING.
A SUN-KISSED MISS SAID,
DON'T BE LATE.
THAT'S WHY I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
OPEN UP THAT GOLDEN GATE,
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME.

verse 2:
ANYONE WHO LIKES TO WANDER
OUGHT TO KEEP THIS SAYING
IN HIS MIND,
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
OF THE GOOD OLD PLACE
YOU LEAVE BEHIND.
WHEN YOU'VE HIT THE TRAIL AWHILE,
SEEMS YOU RARELY SEE A SMILE
THAT'S WHY I MUST FLY OUT YONDER
WHERE A FROWN
IS MIGHTY HARD TO FIND!
OH,

Chorus:
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME,
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM.
WHERE BOWERS
OF FLOWERS
LOOM IN THE SUN
EACH MORNIN'
AT DAWNIN'
BIRDIES SING
AND EV'RYTHING.
A SUN-KISSED MISS SAID,
DON'T BE LATE.
THAT'S WHY I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
OPEN UP THAT GOLDEN GATE,
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME.
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Writers Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose

Genres Standard

Recorded 1959

Lyrics Chorus:
DO I WANT YOU?
OH MY, DO I?
HONEY,
'DEED I DO!
DO I NEED YOU?
OH MY, DO I?
HONEY,
'DEED I DO!
I'M GLAD
THAT I'M THE ONE
WHO FOUND YOU,
THAT'S WHY
I'M ALWAYS HANGIN'
'ROUND YOU.
DO I LOVE YOU?
OH MY, DO I?
HONEY,
'DEED I DO!

verse 1:
I WAS OH,
SO BLUE
TILL YOU CAME ALONG,
JUST TO MAKE MY LIFE
A WONDERFUL SONG.
YOU BROUGHT SUNSHINE
JUST TO BRIGHTEN
MY LONELINESS,
IS IT ANY WONDER
IN MY HAPPINESS,
I CONFESS:

Chorus

verse 2:

THERE ARE LOTS
OF OTHERS
THAT I HAVE MET,
THOSE YOU MEET TODAY,
TOMORROW FORGET,
YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE
WHO EVER
COULD STAND THE TEST.
THAT'S THE REASON WHY
I CHOOSE YOU
FROM THE REST,
YOU'RE THE BEST.

Chorus
Alt. Title Drown In My Own Tears

Writers Henry Glover

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1959

Lyrics IT BRINGS A TEAR
INTO MY EYES
WHEN I BEGIN
TO REALIZE
I CRIED SO MUCH
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS.
I SIT
AND CRY TEARS LIKE A CHILD,
MY POURING TEARS
ARE RUNNING WILD.
IF YOU DON'T THINK
YOU'LL BE HOME SOON,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS.

I KNOW IT'S TRUE
INTO EACH LIFE
SOME RAIN MUST POUR,
I'M SO BLUE
WITHOUT YOU
IT KEEPS RAININ'
MORE AND MORE.

WHY CAN'T YOU COME ON HOME
SO I WON'T BE ALL ALONE.
IF YOU DON'T THINK
YOU'LL BE HOME SOON,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS,
I GUESS
I'LL DROWN IN MY OWN TEARS.
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Writers Joe Burke, Edgar Leslie

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1960

Lyrics MOON OVER MIAMI,
SHINE ON MY LOVE AND ME,
SO WE CAN STROLL
BESIDE THE ROLL,
OF THE ROLLING SEA.
MOON OVER MIAMI,
SHINE ON AS WE BEGIN,
A DREAM OR TWO
THAT MAY COME TRUE,
WHEN THE TIDE COMES IN.

HARK TO THE SONG
OF THE SMILING TROUBADOURS,
HARK TO THE THROBBING GUITARS,
HEAR HOW THE WAVES
OFFER THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE,
AFTER EACH SONG TO THE STARS.

MOON OVER MIAMI,
YOU KNOW WE'RE WAITING FOR,
A LITTLE LOVE,
A LITTLE KISS
ON MIAMI SHORE.
Writers Lowman Pauling

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1959

Lyrics TELL THE TRUTH,
TELL THE TRUTH.
YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR ME,
YOU MADE ME FALL FOR YOU.
TELL THE TRUTH,
TELL THE TRUTH.
YOU KNOW
YOU CAN MAKE ME DO
WHAT YOU WANT ME TO.
BECAUSE LOVING YOU
WAS EASY STARTED
BUT SO HARD TO STOP.
IF I COULD I SURELY WOULD
PUT FOUR WALLS AROUND YOU
IF I THOUGHT
IT WOULD DO ANY GOOD.
TELL THE TRUTH,
TELL THE TRUTH.
YOU KNOW
WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME,
YOU MADE ME FALL FOR YOU.
Alt. Title Look What They've Done To My Song

Writers Melanie Safka

Genres Pop

Recorded 1972

Lyrics LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.
WELL, IT'S THE ONLY THING
I COULD DO HALF RIGHT,
AND IT'S TURNING OUT ALL WRONG,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.

LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY BRAIN,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY BRAIN.
WELL, THEY PICKED IT
LIKE A CHICKEN BONE
AND I THINK I'M HALF INSANE,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.

I WISH I COULD FIND
A GOOD BOOK TO LIVE IN,
WISH I COULD FIND
A GOOD BOOK.
WELL, IF I COULD FIND
A REAL GOOD BOOK
I'D NEVER HAVE TO COME OUT
AND LOOK
AT WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.

BUT MAYBE IT'LL ALL BE ALRIGHT,
MA.
MAYBE IT'LL ALL BE O.K.
WELL, IF THE PEOPLE
ARE BUYING TEARS
I'LL BE RICH SOMEDAY,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.

LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.
WELL, THEY TIED IT UP
IN A PLASTIC BAG
AND TURNED IT UPSIDE DOWN,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.

LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG,
MA.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.
IT'S THE ONLY THING
I COULD DO ALRIGHT
AND THEY TURNED IT
UPSIDE DOWN.
LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG.