Pinwheel of Death

Eddie Cantor


SONGS

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Writers Walter Donaldson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1944

Lyrics "REUBEN, REUBEN, I'VE BEEN THINKING,"
SAID HIS WIFEY DEAR,
"NOW THAT ALL IS PEACEFUL
AND CALM,
"THE BOYS WILL SOON BE BACK
ON THE FARM."
MISTER REUBEN STARTED WINKING
AND SLOWLY RUBBED HIS CHIN.
HE PULLED HIS CHAIR
UP CLOSE TO MOTHER
AND HE ASKED HER WITH A GRIN:

"HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM BROADWAY,
JAZZIN AROUND
AND PAINTIN' THE TOWN.
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM HARM,
THAT'S A MYSTERY.
THEY'LL NEVER WANT TO SEE A RAKE OR PLOW
AND WHO THE DEUCE CAN PARLEYVOUS A COW?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?"

"RUEBEN, RUEBEN,
YOU'RE MISTAKEN,"
SAID HIS WIFEY DEAR,
"ONCE A FARMER, ALWAYS A JAY
AND FARMERS ALWAYS
STICK TO THE HAY.".
"MOTHER REUBEN, I'M NOT FAKIN',
THO YOU MAY THINK IT STRANGE,
BUT WINE AND WOMEN
PLAY THE MISCHIEF WITH A BOY WHO'S LOOSE WITH CHANGE.

"HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM BROADWAY,
JAZZIN AROUND
AND PAINTIN' THE TOWN.
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM HARM,
THAT'S A MYSTERY.
THEY'LL NEVER WANT TO SEE
A RAKE OR PLOW
AND WHO THE DEUCE
CAN PARLEYVOUS A COW?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?"
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Writers William A. Dillon, Harry Von Tilzer

Genres Standard, Marriage, Family

Recorded 1944

Lyrics WHEN I WAS A BOY
MY OTHER OFTEN SAID TO ME,
“GET MARRIED BOY
AND SEE HOW HAPPY YOU WILL BE.”
I HAVE LOOKED ALL OVER,
BUT NO GIRLIE I CAN FIND,
WHO SEEMS TO BE
JUST LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL
I HAVE IN MIND,
I WILL HAVE TO LOOK AROUND
UNTIL THE RIGHT ONE I HAVE FOUND.

I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
SHE WAS A PEARL
AND THE ONLY GIRL
THAT DADDY EVER HAD,
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED GIRL
WITH HEART SO TRUE,
ONE WHO LOVES NOBODY ELSE
BUT YOU,
I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.

BY THE OLD MILL STREAM
THERE SIT A COUPLE OLD AND GRAY,
THOUGH YEARS HAVE ROLLED AWAY,
THEIR HEARTS ARE YOUNG TODAY.
MOTHER DEAR LOOKS UP AT DAD
WITH LOVE LIGHT IN HER EYE.
HE STEALS A KISS,
A FOND EMBRACE,
WHILE EV'NING BREEZES SIGH,
THEY'RE AS HAPPY AS CAN BE,
SO THAT'S THE KIND OF LOVE FOR ME.

I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
SHE WAS A PEARL
AND THE ONLY GIRL
THAT DADDY EVER HAD,
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED GIRL
WITH HEART SO TRUE,
ONE WHO LOVES NOBODY ELSE
BUT YOU,
I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
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Writers Con Conrad, Benny Davis, J. Russel Robinson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1944

Lyrics YOU CAN TALK
ABOUT YOUR LOVE AFFAIRS,
HERE'S ONE I MUST TELL TO YOU.
ALL NIGHT LONG
THEY SIT UPON THE STAIRS,
HE HOLDS HER CLOSE AND STARTS TO COO:

MY LITTLE MARGIE,
I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU,
MARGIE.
I'LL TELL THE WORLD I LOVE YOU,
DON'T FORGET YOUR PROMISE TO ME.
I HAVE BOUGHT A HOME
AND RING
AND EV'RY THING,
FOR MARGIE,
YOU'VE BEEN MY INSPIRATION.
DAYS ARE NEVER BLUE
AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE,
THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE,
OH!
MARGIE,
MARGIE,
IT'S YOU.

YOU CAN PICTURE ME
MOST EV'RY NIGHT,
I CAN'T WAIT
UNTIL THEY START.
EV'RY THING HE SAYS
JUST SEEMS ALL RIGHT,
I WANT TO LEARN THAT STUFF
BY HEART.

MY LITTLE MARGIE,
I'M ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU,
MARGIE.
I'LL TELL THE WORLD I LOVE YOU,
DON'T FORGET YOUR PROMISE TO ME.
I HAVE BOUGHT A HOME
AND RING
AND EV'RY THING,
FOR MARGIE,
YOU'VE BEEN MY INSPIRATION.
DAYS ARE NEVER BLUE
AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE,
THERE IS REALLY ONLY ONE,
OH!
MARGIE,
MARGIE,
IT'S YOU.