Pinwheel of Death

Nina Simone


SONGS

Writers Oscar Brown Jr.

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Food

Recorded 1959

Lyrics EVE AND ADAM
HAD A GARDEN,
EV'RYTHING WAS JAKE,
'TILL ONE DAY
A VOICE SAID,
PARDON, MISS,
MY NAME IS SNAKE.
YOU SEE THAT APPLE
OVER YONDER,
IF YOU'LL TAKE A BITE,
YOU AND ADAM BOTH
ARE BOUND TO HAVE SOME FUN
TONIGHT.

GO ON AND EAT
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S QUITE A TREAT,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S MIGHTY SWEET,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
GO AHEAD
AND TASTE IT,
YOU DON'T WANNA
WASTE IT.

THE LORD HAD SAID
IN THE BEGINNIN',
EV'RYTHIN' HERE'S FREE,
'CEPT THAT APPLE,
IT LEADS TO SINNIN',
LEAVE THAT APPLE BE!
BUT EVE GOT TEMPTED,
SO SHE TRIED IT,
AND AS CHICKS CAN DO,
SHE TEASED HER MAN
'TILL HE DECIDED
HE'D JUST TRY SOME TOO.

GO ON AND EAT
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S QUITE A TREAT,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S MIGHTY SWEET,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
GO AHEAD
AND BITE IT,
BET YOU'LL BE
DELIGHTED.

I HATE TO TELL YOU
ALL THAT FOLLERED,
THE LORD WAS MOST UPSET,
SAW THEM MAKIN' LOVE
AND HOLLERED,
WHAT HAVE YOU TWO ET?
AN' WHEN THEY MADE
A FULL CONFESSION,
THE LORD SAID,
WELL, I SEE!
I'LL JUST HAVE TO
TEACH A LESSON
'BOUT NOT MINDING ME!

GO ON AND EAT
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S QUITE A TREAT,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S MIGHTY SWEET,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
YOU ALL WENT
AND DID IT,
NOW YOU'RE GONNA
GIT IT.

THE LORD MADE EVE
BE ADAM'S MADAM,
HAVE HIS KIDS AND ALL,
LAID SOME LABOR LAWS
ON ADAM
AND HE MADE THE SNAKE
TO CRAWL.
AN' EVER SINCE THE DAYS
OF EDEN,
THIS WORLD'S BEEN SINFUL,
MY!
NOW'DAYS FOLKS ARE EVEN
EATIN' APPLES
IN THEIR PIE!

GO ON AND EAT
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S QUITE A TREAT,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
IT'S MIGHTY SWEET,
FORBIDDEN FRUIT,
GO AHEAD
AND TASTE IT,
YOU DON'T WANNA
WASTE IT.
GO AHEAD
AND BITE IT,
BET YOU'LL BE
DELIGHTED.
YOU ALL WENT
AND DID IT,
NOW YOU'RE GONNA
GIT IT.
FOBIDDEN FRUIT!
Writers Oscar Brown Jr., Norman Curtis

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Folk, Americana

Recorded 1959

Lyrics AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION.

verse 1:
I HEARD AN OLD RAGMAN
OUT MAKING HIS ROUNDS,
COMIN' RIGHT DOWN
MY ALLEY
WITH SORROWFUL SOUNDS
CRYING,
RAGS AND OLD IRON
AND PULLING HIS CART,
I ASKED HIM
HOW MUCH HE'D GIVE ME
FOR MY BROKEN HEART.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 2:
I ASKED THAT OLD RAGMAN
HOW MUCH HE WOULD PAY,
FOR A HEART THAT WAS BROKEN
WHEN YOU WENT AWAY
FOR A BURNTOUT
OLD LOVELIGHT
THAT NO LONGER BEAMS,
AND A COUPLE
OF SLIGHTLY USED
SECOND HAND DREAMS.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 3:
WHATEVER HE'D OFFER
I'D HAPPILY TAKE,
FOR THE BIG EMPTY PROMISES
YOU USED TO MAKE
FOR THE MEM'RIES OF YOU
THAT ARE NO LONGER SWEET,
I JUST WISH
HE COULD HAUL THEM
ALL OFF DOWN THE STREET.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 4:
WHEN LOVE DOSEN'T LAST
THEN HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?
IT WAS ONCE MY MOST PRECIOUS
POSSESSION ON EARTH
NOW I ASKED THAT OLD RAGMAN
IF HE'D LIKE TO BUY,
BUT HE JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD
AND CONTINUED TO CRY:

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Richard M. Jones

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1961

Lyrics TROUBLE IN MIND,
I'M BLUE
BUT I WON'T BE BLUE
ALWAYS,
I KNOW
THE SUN'S GONNA SHINE
IN MY BACK DOOR
SOMEDAY.
OH, I GOT
THAT TROUBLE IN MIND,
THAT'S TRUE,
I HAVE ALMOST
LOST MY MIND,
OH LIFE AIN'T WORTH LIVIN',
SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE DYIN'
TELL YOU WHAT
I'M GONNA DO:
I'M GONNA LAY MY HEAD
ON SOME LONELY
RAILROAD LINE,
OH LET THAT 2:10 TRAIN
EASE MY TROUBLE IN MIND,
AND I'M BLUE,
BUT I WON'T BE BLUE
ALWAYS,
OH I KNOW
THE SUN'S GONNA SHINE
IN MY BACK DOOR
SOMEDAY.
IF THINGS DON'T GET BETTER,
I'M GOIN' DOWN
TO THE RIVER,
I'M GONNA TAKE
MY OLD ROCKIN' CHAIR,
OH, AND IF THOSE BLUES
OVERTAKE ME,
I'M GONNA ROCK ON
AWAY FROM HERE,
BUT NOW
I GOT TO SUFFER
WITH THAT TROUBLE IN MIND,
AND I'M BLUE,
BUT I KNOW
I WON'T BE BLUE ALWAYS.
OH THE SUN'S GONNA SHINE
IN MY BACK DOOR
SOMEDAY.