Pinwheel of Death

Grandpa Jones


SONGS

Writers Grandpa Jones

Genres Country

Recorded 1946

Lyrics [verse 1]:
I'VE TRAVELED
OVER THIS COUNTRY WIDE
SEEKIN' FORTUNE FAIR.
UP AND DOWN
THE TWO COAST LINES
I'VE TRAVELED EV'RYWHERE,
FROM PORTLAND EAST
TO PORTLAND WEST,
AND BACK ALONG THE LINE,
I'M GOIN' NOW
TO THE PLACE THAT'S BEST
THAT OLD HOME TOWN OF MINE.

[Chorus]:
OH! EIGHT MORE MILES,
AND LOUISVILLE
WILL COME INTO MY VIEW,
EIGHT MORE MILES
ON THIS OLD ROAD,
AND I'LL NEVER MORE
BE BLUE.
I KNEW SOMEDAY
THAT I'D COME BACK,
I KNEW IT
FROM THE START.
EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE,
THE HOME TOWN
OF MY HEART.

[verse 2]:
THERE'S SURE TO BE
A GAL SOMEWHERE
THAT YOU LIKE BEST OF ALL.
NOW MINE IS DOWN
IN LOUISVILLE,
SHE'S LONG
AND SHE IS TALL,
BUT SHE'S THE KIND
THAT YOU CAN'T FIND
A-RAMBLIN' THRU' THE LAND,
I'M ON MY WAY
THIS VERY DAY
TO WIN HER HEART
AND HAND.

[Chorus]:
OH! EIGHT MORE MILES,
AND LOUISVILLE
WILL COME INTO MY VIEW,
EIGHT MORE MILES
ON THIS OLD ROAD,
AND I'LL NEVER MORE
BE BLUE.
I KNEW SOMEDAY
THAT I'D COME BACK,
I KNEW IT
FROM THE START.
EIGHT MORE MILES TO LOUISVILLE,
THE HOME TOWN
OF MY HEART.

[verse 3]:
NOW,
I CAN PICTURE IN MY MIND
THE PLACE WE'LL CALL OUR HOME,
AND FROM THOSE LITTLE TOTS
FOR TWO
WE'LL NEVER WANT TO ROAM.
THE PLACE IS RIGHT
FOR MY LOVESITE
IS IN THEM BLUEGRASS HILLS,
WHERE GENTLY FLOWS
THE OHIO
BY A PLACE
CALLED LOUISVILLE.

[Chorus]:
OH! EIGHT MORE MILES,
AND LOUISVILLE
WILL COME INTO MY VIEW,
EIGHT MORE MILES
ON THIS OLD ROAD,
AND I'LL NEVER MORE
BE BLUE.
I KNEW SOMEDAY
THAT I'D COME BACK,
I KNEW IT
FROM THE START.
EIGHT MORE MILES
TO LOUISVILLE,
THE HOME TOWN
OF MY HEART.
Alt. Title Jennie Get Your Hoe Cakes Done

Writers Grandpa Jones, Ramona Jones

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1951

Lyrics I MET A 'POSSUM
IN THE ROAD;
HE MADE A VOW
TO ME.
HE CURLED HIS TAIL UP
OVER HIS BACK
AND HE SWORE
THIS ROAD WAS FREE.
HE SWORE
THIS ROAD WAS FREE.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.

I WENT TO SEE MY GAL
LAST NIGHT;
SHE MET ME AT THE GATE.
SHE THREW HER ARMS
AROUND MY NECK
AND I THOUGHT MY HEART
WOULD BREAK.
I THOUGHT MY HEART
WOULD BREAK.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.

I WENT TO SEE
MY GAL LAST NIGHT;
SHE WAS WASHIN'
AT THE TUB,
AND THE MORE I ASKED HER
TO MARRY ME,
THE HARDER SHE WOULD RUB.
THE HARDER SHE WOULD RUB.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.

'POSSUM UP A 'SIMMON TREE
AND A RACOON UP A HOLLER.
PRETTY LITTLE GAL
DOWN THE ROAD,
AS FAT AS SHE CAN WALLER.
FAT AS SHE CAN WALLER.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.

'POSSUM UP A 'SIMMON TREE
AND A RACCOON ON THE GROUND.
RACCOON SAID,
YOU SON-OF-A-GUN,
JUST SHAKE
THEM 'SIMMONS DOWN.
SHAKE
THEM 'SIMMONS DOWN.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.

'POSSUM BEGAN TO SHAKE A
ND THE 'SIMMONS BEGAN TO FALL.
RACCOON SAID,
YOU SON-OF-A-GUN,
YOU MUST THINK
I WANT TO FALL.
YOU MUST THINK
I WANT TO FALL.
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE,
DONE;
JENNIE, GET YOUR HOE CAKES DONE.
 

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