Pinwheel of Death

Sammy Davis Jr.


SONGS

Writers Marian Grudeff, Raymond Jessel

Genres Showtune, Ballad, Marriage

Recorded 1965

Lyrics Male Version:
A MARRIED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN,
I THINK OF WHEN
I WAS
A MARRIED MAN,
FOR THEN I FOUND
LIFE'S PURPOSE
AND ITS PLAN,
SINCE TIME BEGAN.
A LONELY MAN,
I TOOK A WIFE,
AND ADDED LOVE
AND LAUGHTER
TO MY LIFE,
AND I KNEW THEN
THERE'S NO ONE
RICHER THAN
A MARRIED MAN.

THE JOYS,
THE WOES,
THE HAPPINESS,
WE SHARE IT ALL
WE TWO,
AND, OH,
THE WOES
SEEMED SO MUCH LESS,
AND HOW THE PLEASURES
GREW!

THE BACHELOR,
THE BACHELOR --
I'VE LIVED
HIS LIFE,
AND I'VE LIVED
WITH HER.
WELL,
LET HIM LEAD
HIS SO-CALLED
MERRY LIFE
AS BEST HE CAN,
BUT, AS FOR ME,
I'D RATHER BE
A HAPPY MAN,
CONTENTED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN.

A MARRIED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN,
HOW WONDERFUL TO BE
A MARRIED MAN.
FOR NOW I KNOW
LIFE'S PURPOSE
AND ITS PLAN,
SINCE TIME BEGAN.
A LONELY MAN,
I TOOK A WIFE,
AND ADDED LOVE
AND LAUGHTER
TO MY LIFE,
AND REALIZED
THERE'S NO ONE
RICHER THAN
A MARRIED MAN.

WITH TWO
TO SHARE
EACH HAPPINESS
AND TWO
TO BEAR
EACH WOE,
THEN, OH,
THE WOES SEEM
SO MUCH LESS,
AND HOW
THE PLEASURES GROW!

THE BACHELOR,
THE BACHELOR --
I'VE LIVED
HIS LIFE,
AND I'VE LIVED
WITH HER.
WELL,
LET HIM LEAD
HIS SO-CALLED
MERRY LIFE
AS BEST HE CAN,
BUT,
AS FOR ME,
I'D RATHER BE
A HAPPY MAN,
CONTENTED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN.

IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE
AGAIN
I'D FOLLOW
THAT SAME PLAN,
AH, YES,
BECAUSE
WITH HER
I WAS
A HAPPY MAN,
CONTENTED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN.

Female Version:
A MARRIED MAN,
A MARRIED MAN,
HOW WONDERFUL
THAT HE'S
A MARRIED MAN!
FOR NOW HE KNOWS
LIFE'S PURPOSE
AND ITS PLAN,
SINCE TIME BEGAN.
A LONELY MAN,
HE TOOK A WIFE,
AND ADDED LOVE
AND LAUGHTER
TO HIS LIFE,
AND REALIZED
THERE'S NO ONE
RICHER THAN
A MARRIED MAN.

WITH TWO
TO SHARE
EACH HAPPINESS,
AND TWO
TO BEAR
EACH WOE,
THEN, OH,
THE WOES SEEM
SO MUCH LESS,
AND HOW
THE PLEASURES GROW!

THE BACHELOR,
THE BACHELOR --
NOW THAT'S THE LIFE
THAT OTHERS MAY PREFER
WELL, LET THEM LEAD
THAT SO-CALLED
MERRY LIFE
AS BEST THEY CAN,
BUT, AS FOR ME,
I'M GLAD
THAT HE'S
A MARRIED MAN,
AND HAPPILY
HE'S WED TO ME.