Pinwheel of Death

Mabel Scott


SONGS

Writers David Curlee Williams

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Sports

Recorded 1948

Lyrics WHEN I PITCH,
CAN YOU CATCH?
WILL YOU HOLD THE BALL?
WHEN IT'S DEAD
TO THE PLATE,
WILL YOU SWING
AND FALL?
IF YOU PLAY
YOU GOTTA KNOW
HOW IT'S DONE.
CAN YOU CATCH,
CAN YOU HOLD
A HARD ONE.

I MEAN, BABY,
DO YOU KNOW THE GAME!
I MEAN, BABY,
DO YOU KNOW THE GAME?
I'M A BIG LEAGUE PITCHER.
CAN YOU CATCH
THE HURL I FLING?

CAN YOU HIT
THE BALL
I THROW TO YOU?
SOUTHPAW,
CAN YOU HIT
THE BALL
I THROW TO YOU?
WELL,
GET YOUR BAT READY,
BABY,
LET'S SEE
WHAT YOU CAN DO.

DO YOU KNOW, BABY,
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?
DO YOU KNOW, BABY,
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?
I NEED A PINCH-HITTER
BECAUSE MY LAST MAN
JUST FANNED OUT.

GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY;
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN,
IF YOU CAN HIT THAT BALL
YOU CAN MAKE A HOME RUN.

(PLAY BALL!)

I'VE GOT A DROP
THAT WILL MAKE YOU
SWING DOWN LOW.
I'VE GOT A DROP
THAT WILL MAKE YOU
SWING DOWN LOW.
IF YOU CAN'T PICK IT UP,
BABY,
THAT MEANS
YOUR STROKE
IS TOO SLOW.

WHEN I WIND UP,
I'M PITCHING MY ALL
TO YOU.
WHEN I WIND UP,
I'M PITCHING MY ALL
TO YOU.
SO GET YOUR BAT READY,
BABY,
LET'S SEE
WHAT YOU CAN DO.

GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY;
GET YOUR BAT READY, BABY,
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN,
IF YOU CAN HIT THAT BALL
YOU CAN MAKE A HOME RUN.

(PLAY BALL!)
Writers Mabel Scott

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Holiday, Blues

Recorded 1948

Lyrics WELL LOOK HERE JACK,
THERE'S SOMETHING
DOWN THE TRACK,
HE'S GOT RHYTHM
IN HIS FEET
BUT NOTHING
IN THE SACK;
THE BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA
COMES TO TOWN
EVERY CHRISTMAS DAY.

WELL HE LIVES UP IN A MOUNTAIN
LIKE A HERMIT IN THE CAVE,
HE NEVER HAD A HAIRCUT,
HE NEVER TOOK A SHAVE;
THE BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA
COMES THIS TIME
EVERY CHRISTMAS DAY.

WELL IT'S ROCK ROCK ROCK,
MISTER SANTA,
JUMP JUMP JUMP,
MISTER SANTA
WELL THE BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA
WILL BOOGIE ALL YOUR BLUES AWAY.

GOT NO PRESENTS
FOR YOUR TREE,
NO CANDY
FOR YOUR SOCKS,
WHEN HE STARTS TO BOOGIE,
THE WHOLE TOWN ROCKS.

MAMA GET YOUR HAT,
PUT YOUR BEST DRESS ON,
WE'RE GONNA JUMP FOR JOY
ON THE CHRISTMAS MORN;
THE BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA CLAUS,
BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA BOOGIE ALL YOUR BLUES AWAY

WELL IT'S ROCK ROCK ROCK,
MISTER SANTA,
JUMP JUMP JUMP,
MISTER SANTA CLAUS,
WELL THE BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA
WILL BOOGIE ALL YOUR BLUES AWAY.