Pinwheel of Death

Hank Ballard


SONGS

Writers Henry Glover, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics ANNIE HAD A BABY,
CAN'T WORK NO MORE.
ANNIE HAD A BABY,
CAN'T WORK NO MORE.
EV'RY TIME
SHE STARTS TO WORK
SHE HAS TO STOP
AND WALK THE BABY
ACROSS THE FLOOR.
SHE HAS TO WALK
WITH MY BABY
INSTEAD OF ME.
TALK TO THE BABY
INSTEAD OF ME.
SING TO THE BABY
INSTEAD OF ME.
NOW I KNOW
ANNIE UNDERSTOOD
THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS
WHEN THE GETTING
GETS GOOD!
Writers Hank Ballard, Ralph Bass, Sydney Nathan, Sonny Woods

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.

I SENT HER
TO THE STORE
FOR CANDY.
I SENT HER
TO THE STORE
FOR CANDY.
BUT SHE CAME RIGHT BACK
SO DANDY
BEFORE I COULD CUDDLE
WITH MY ANNIE.
THERE SITS
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE.
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.

SHE'S IN MY WAY
EV'RY DAY.
WHAT CAN I SAY,
HOW CAN I PLAY?
SHE WON'T
LET ME BE.
OH!
CAN'T YOU SEE?
I'M GOING TO
CHASE HER AWAY -
SHOO!

ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.
Alt. Title Finger Popping Time

Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1960

Lyrics HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

HERE COMES MARY,
HERE COMES SUE,
HERE COMES JOHNNY
AND BOBBY TOO.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
HEY, BABY
COME ALONG WITH ME,
HEY, BABY
COME ALONG WITH ME.
WE'RE GOIN' TO SHAKE IT
TILL IT BREAKS
JUST WAIT AND SEE.

HEY NOW ,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.
Writers Hank Ballard, Alonzo Tucker

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1953

Lyrics OH, BABY,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT.
YOU KNOW
I WANT TO SEE YOU
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT.
BECAUSE I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.
HEY, BABY,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT.
MY LOVE
IS YOURS,
DON'T FORSAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT.
BECAUSE
I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.

COME ON, BABY,
AND TAKE
YOUR DADDY'S HAND
'CAUSE YOU LOOK GOOD
TO ME.
NOW,
EASE ON UP HERE
BABY.
spoken:
NOW,
DON'T YOU WANT
TO SEE
A GOOD MAN
WITH IT?

sung:
SO BABY,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME.
DON'T
EVER STRUGGLE.
PLEASE
DON'T SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME.
BECAUSE
I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.
Writers Hank Ballard, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1955

Lyrics HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
CAN'T DANCE NO MORE.
HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
CAN'T DANCE NO MORE.
EVERY TIME
HE STARTS DANCING,
HE HAS TO STOP
'CAUSE HIS FEET
GET SORE.

HE CAN'T HOP
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE USED TO,
ROCK
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE WANTS TO,
MOVE
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE SHOULD DO,
GROOVE
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE OUGHT TO,
HE SITS AROUND
AND HE WISHES
HE COULD
JUMP
WITH HIS BABY
WHEN THE MUSIC
GETS GOOD.

HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
HIS DANCING DAYS
ARE GONE.
HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
HIS DANCING DAYS
ARE GONE.
EVERY TIME
HE STARTS SWINGING,
HE HAS TO STOP
'CAUSE SOMEONE
DANCES ON HIS CORN.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1960

Lyrics THERE'S A THRILL
UP ON THE HILL,
LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO.
THERE'S A THRILL
UP ON THE HILL,
LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO.

THERE'S A HOUSE PARTY
WAY CROSS TOWN,
PEOPLE COMING
FOR MILES AROUND,
PUT ON
YOUR PRETTY RED DRESS,
LET'S GO SEE
ABOUT THIS MESS.
THAT'S IT BABY,
LET'S GIT
AND GO
WHERE IT IS
UP ON THE HILL.

EVERYBODY'S GONNA BE THERE.
MY FRIENDS
AND YOURS
FROM EVERYWHERE.
OH, WHAT A TIME
IT'S GONNA BE,
COME ON BABY,
LET'S GO SEE.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics SHAKE BABY SHAKE,
SHAKE SHAKE
TILL THE MEAT
ROLLS OFF YOUR BONES.
SHAKE BABY SHAKE,
SHAKE TILL YOUR MAMA
AND DADDY COME HOME.
SHAKE, SHAKE SHAKE:
I JUST LOVE YOUR SEXY WAYS.

WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE
TILL YOUR HIPS
GET TIRED AND WEAK.
WIGGLE, BABY,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE
TILL YOU FALL OUT
ON YOUR FEET.
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

UPSIDE DOWN,
ALL AROUND.
ANY OLD WAY,
JUST CLOWN,
CLOWN, CLOWN.
OH! BABY, OH! BABY,
OH! BABY, OH! BABY,
OH! BABY, OH! BABY:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

ON THE WALL,
IN THE HALL,
DANCE, BABY, DANCE,
NOW CRAWL,
CRAWL, CRAWL.
OH! BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
OH, BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
DO IT, BABY:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

MOVE, BABY,
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE,
I JUST LOVE
THIS CARRYING ON,
MOVE, BABY,
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE,
'CAUSE YOUR MAMA
AND DADDY ARE GONE:
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE.

I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS!
Writers Henry Glover

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Ballad

Recorded 1959

Lyrics TEARDROPS ON A LETTER
THAT I GOT FROM YOU
MADE ME REALIZE
EVERY WORD YOU WROTE
WAS TRUE
THAT YOU MISS ME,
AND WANT TO KISS ME,
SO I'M COMING HOME
TO YOU.
TEARDROPS ON YOUR LETTER,
ON EACH WORD I READ,
WAS THE SWEETEST MESSAGE
THAT YOU NEVER SAID
THEY TOLD ME
YOU WANT TO HOLD ME,
SO I'M COMING HOME
TO YOU.

I HATE TO KNOW
THAT YOU'VE BEEN CRYING,
I HATE TO SEE YOU
FEELING BLUE,
BUT
THE TEARDROPS ON YOUR LETTER
START ME TO CRYING TOO.

TEARDROPS ON YOUR LETTER
WAS A CERTAIN SIGN
WHEN WE ARE NOT TOGETHER
WE ARE ON EACH OTHER'S MIND
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU,
I'M THINKING OF YOU,
SO I'M COMING HOME
TO YOU.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
OO-WEE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
LET'S GET IT
WHILE THE GETTIN'
IS GOOD.

ANNIE,
PLEASE DON'T CHEAT,
MAKE IT REAL,
REAL SWEET.
OO-HOO WEE-EE,
SO GOOD TO ME.
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
LET'S GET IT
WHILE THE GETTIN'
IS GOOD.

WOO, WOO, WOO WEE,
ANNIE
OW YOU THRILL ME.
MAKE MY HEAD
GO 'ROUND AND 'ROUND
AND ALL MY LOVE
COME DOWN.