Pinwheel of Death

Jo Stafford


SONGS

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Writers Charles Warfield, Clarence Williams

Genres Standard

Recorded 1946

Lyrics verse:
I GOT THE BLUES
I FEEL SO LONELY,
I'D GIVE THE WORLD
IF I COULD ONLY
MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND.
YES,
IT SURELY WOULD BE GRAND.
I'M SIMPLY WILD ABOUT MY LADY,
ASK HER
WON'T SHE PLEASE COME HOME
SINCE SHE'S GONE
I STAY WORRIED
ALL THE TIME.

Chorus:
BABY,
WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME.
'CAUSE YOUR MAMA'S ALL ALONE.
I HAVE TRIED IN VAIN,
NEVER NO MORE
TO CALL YOUR NAME.
WHEN YOU LEFT
YOU BROKE MY HEART,
BECAUSE
I NEVER THOUGHT WE'D PART.
EV'RY HOUR IN THE DAY
YOU WILL HEAR ME SAY,
BABY,
WON'T YOU PLEASE COME HOME.
Writers Richard Adler

Genres Pop

Recorded 1956

Lyrics BLACK OUT THE MOON!
FROM MY VIEW,
DRAW THE VENETIAN BLIND,
OR I'LL LOSE MY MIND,
BLACK OUT THE MOON!
PLEASE, PLEASE DO!
BECAUSE THAT RUIN
OF A MOON
BRINGS BACK YOU.
WIPE OUT THE STARS!
FROM MY SIGHT,
PULL DOWN
THE WINDOW SHADE,
BECAUSE I'M SO AFRAID,
TEAR OUT THE SKY,
PLEASE, PLEASE DO!
BECAUSE THE STARS
AND THE SKY
BRING BACK YOU.

BUT WHERE DOES IT STOP,
EVERY STREET
EVERY SHOP,
THE HILL THAT WE CLIMBED
HAND IN HAND
TO THE TOP.
A HAYRIDE,
A SLEIGH RIDE,
A BEACH,
EACH BRINGS TO MIND
YOUR FACE,
YOUR SMILE,
YOUR GRACE,
YOUR STYLE,
SO I SAY:

WIPE OUT THE NIGHT
THAT WE MET,
TAKE BACK
EACH MEMORY,
JUST LET ME FORGET,
GIVE BACK MY DREAMS,
AND THEN,
LET HEAVEN
BLACK OUT THE MOON
AND THE STARS
AND THE SKY,
OR TAKE ME
BACK AGAIN!
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Writers Harry Parr Davies, Sandor Harmati, Edward Heyman

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1948

Lyrics SO BE LIKE I,
HOLD YOUR HEAD
UP HIGH
TILL YOU FIND
A BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.
YOU WILL FIND
GREATER PEACE
OF MIND
KNOWING
THERE'S A BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.

AND WHEN HE SINGS
TO YOU
THOUGH YOU'RE DEEP
IN BLUE,
YOU WILL SEE
A RAY OF LIGHT
CREEP THROUGH.

AND SO REMEMBER THIS,
LIFE IS NO ABYSS,
SOMEWHERE
THERE'S A BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.

LIFE IS SWEET,
TENDER AND COMPLETE
SINCE WE FOUND
THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.
WHEN IT'S NIGHT,
EV'RYTHING
SEEMS BRIGHT
SINCE WE FOUND
THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.

TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT
AS ONE
'NEATH
A NEW FOUND SUN,
WE ARE IN A WORLD
THAT'S JUST BEGUN!

AND WHEN OUR YOUTH
IS GONE,
LOVE WILL LINGER ON
SINCE WE FOUND
THE BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS.
Writers Bob Hilliard, Dave Mann

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 1950

Lyrics DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN WE WALTZED
TO THE SOUSA BAND?
MY,
WASN'T THE MUSIC
GRAND?
CHOWDER PARTIES
DOWN BY THE SEASHORE
EV'RY FOURTH O' JULY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN HENRY FORD
COULDN'T EVEN FIX
THE RUNNING BOARD
UNDER A CHANDLER SIX?
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN WE STAYED UP
ALL NIGHT
TO GET PITTSBURGH
ON A CRYSTAL SET?
KEYSTONE MOVIES,
COOGAN AND CHAPLIN,
MADE YOU LAUGH
AND THEN CRY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN ORVILLE WRIGHT
FLEW AT KITTY HAWK?
WELL, TAKE IT FROM ME,
I WOULD RATHER WALK!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN MOST GENTS
OWNED A PAIR OF SPATS,
WING COLLARS
AND DERBY HATS?
LOVELY LADIES
WINGING THEIR BUSTLES
MADE THOSE GENTLEMEN SIGH.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WATCHING JOHN L.
WIN EV'RY FIGHT?
'CUZ NOBODY DUCKED
FROM SULLIVAN'S RIGHT!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN THE MET
LET CARUSO SING?
MY,
DIDN'T THE RAFTERS RING?
DIAMOND JIM WAS THERE
IN THE HORSESHOE
CATCHING EVERYONE'S EYE.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN GILDA GRAY
DID THE SHIMMY-SHAKE?
AND THAT WAS THE START
OF THE FRISCO QUAKE.
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
HOW THEY LOVED
HARRY LAUDER'S ACT?
MY,
WASN'T THE PALACE PACKED?
JENNY LIND
PRESENTED BY BARNUM
SANG HER SWEET LULLABY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
CHICAGO ALL IN FLAMES
SURE CAUSED
A TERRIFIC ROW.
THEY BLAMED IT
ON MISSUS O'LEARY'S COW!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
MAN O' WAR
WINNING EVERY RACE?
HE RAN
AT A RECORD PACE.
RIN TIN TIN
IN SERIAL CHAPTERS
ALWAYS RESCUED THE GUY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN BABE RUTH
PITCHED
FOR THE BOSTON TEAM?
HE SURE
HAD A CURVE THAT WAS LOADED
WITH STEAM.
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.
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Writers Neville Fleeson, Albert Von Tilzer

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1946

Lyrics I'M WRITING YOU, MY DEAR,
JUST TO TELL YOU,
IN SEPTEMBER,
YOU REMEMBER
'NEATH THE OLD APPLE TREE
YOU WHISPERED TO ME
WHEN IT BLOSSOMED AGAIN,
YOU'D BE MINE.
I'VE WAITED UNTIL
I COULD CLAIM YOU,
I HOPE I'VE NOT WAITED IN VAIN.
FOR WHEN IT'S SPRING IN THE VALLEY,
I'M COMING,
MY SWEETHEART, AGAIN!

I'LL BE WITH YOU
IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME,
I'LL BE WITH YOU
TO CHANGE YOUR NAME TO MINE.
ONE DAY IN MAY
I'LL COME AND SAY,
HAPPY THE BRIDE
THE SUN SHINES ON TODAY!

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEDDING
THERE WILL BE,
WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY
FOR YOU AND ME!
CHURCH BELLS WILL CHIME,
YOU WILL BE MINE
IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME.
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Writers Maurice Abrahams, Grant Clarke, Lewis F. Muir

Genres Standard, Country, Pop

Recorded 1949

Lyrics HE ALWAYS SINGS
RAGGY MUSIC
TO THE CATTLE,
AS HE SWINGS
BACK AND FORWARD
IN THE SADDLE,
ON A HORSE
THAT IS SYNCOPATED,
GAITED,
AND THERE'S SUCH
A FUNNY METER
TO THE SOUND
OF HIS REPEATER.
HOW THEY RUN
WHEN THEY HEAR
THAT FELLOW'S GUN
BECAUSE THE WESTERN FOLKS
ALL KNOW,
HE'A HIGH FALUTING,
SCOOTING,
SHOOTING
SON OF A GUN
FROM ARIZONA,
RAGTIME COWBOY JOE.
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Writers Alex Alstone, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1945

Lyrics SYMPHONY...
SYMPHONY OF LOVE,
MUSIC FROM ABOVE,
HOW DOES IT START?
YOU WALK IN...
AND THE SONG BEGINS,
SINGING VIOLINS
START IN MY HEART.

THEN YOU SPEAK...
THE MELODY SEEMS TO RISE,
THEN YOU SIGH...
IT SIGHS
AND IT SOFTLY DIES.
SYMPHONY...
SING TO ME...

THEN WE KISS...
AND IT'S CLEAR TO ME,
WHEN YOU'RE NEAR TO ME...
YOU ARE MY SYMPHONY...
MY SYMPHONY.