Pinwheel of Death

Willie Smith (vocal)


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Alt. Title I'm Nuts About Goofy Music

Writers Jimmy Lunceford, Fred Rose

Genres Pop, Jazz Standard, Jazz, Instrumental, Children-Novelty, Big Band Era

Recorded 1935

Lyrics AT THE STATE ASYLUM
ON THE SECOND FLOOR,
I TALKED WITH A PATIENT,
ROOM TWO THIRTY FOUR.
I SAID,
YOU DON'T LOOK CRAZY,
CAN'T SEE
WHY YOU'RE HERE.
HE SORT OF LOOKED AT ME
AND SMILED,
AND WHISPERED IN MY EAR:

I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC,
I'M SCREWY
ABOUT NUTTY RHYTHM,
I'M DIZZY
WHEN I HEAR
FIZZY MELODIES,
DIZZY AS A CAT CAN BE.
I'M DAFFY
ABOUT GOOFY TEMPO,
I'M GOOFY
ABOUT DAFFY CHANGES,
I SOAK 'EM
IF THEY'RE REAL HOKUM
HARMONIES,
WRITTEN IN A MINOR KEY.

WHY, I LOVE TO HEAR
SOUNDS THAT ARE QUEER,
I'M JUST FUNNY THAT WAY.
THERE'S A BOOT
IN A FLUTE
OR A MELLOW
MOANING CELLO.

I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC,
I'M SCREWY
ABOUT NUTTY RHYTHM,
I'M DIZZY
WHEN I HEAR
FIZZY MELODIES,
DIZZY
AS A CAT CAN BE!