Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Blues

Alt. Title Grits Ain't Groceries

Writers Titus Turner

Genres Standard, Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1969

Lyrics WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD
I'D RATHER BE A FLY,
I'LL LIGHT ON MY BABY
AND STAY WITH HER
'TILL I DIE.
WITH A TOOTHPICK
IN MY HAND,
I'D DIG
A TEN FOOT DITCH,
AND RUN
THROUGH THE JUNGLE
FIGHTIN' LIONS
WITH A SWITCH.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
YES, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD
I GOT BLISTERS
ON MY FEET,
TRYIN' TO FIND
MY BABY
AND BRING HER HOME
WITH ME.
YOU BETTER
RUN INTO ME BABY
AND BE CONVINCED,
IF YOU
DON'T RUN INTO ME,
WOMAN,
YOU AIN'T GOT
NO SENSE.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.

ALL AROUND THE WORLD,
I NEVER WILL FORGET,
LOST ALL MY MONEY,
MY WOMAN AND MY PET.
I GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY,
SETTLE FOR NOTHING LESS,
GIVE UP
ALL MY GOODTIME GIRLS
AND BE SET
FOR HAPPINESS.

'CAUSE YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
WELL, YOU KNOW
I WANT YOU BABY,
YES, YOUR SMILING FACE
IS MY HEAVEN IN LIFE.

WELL, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU, BABY,
YES, YOU KNOW
I LOVE YOU BABY,
OOH-OOH,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,
BABY,
YEAH,
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU
BABY.

WELL,
IF I DON'T LOVE YOU
BABY,
GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES,
EGGS AIN'T POULTRY,
AND MONA LISA
WAS A MAN.
Writers Robert Byrne, Tim Nichols

Genres Country, Blues

Recorded 1992

Lyrics THE FIRST RULE
IS THERE AIN'T NO RULES
SOME YOU WIN
AND SOME YOU LOSE.
JUST WHEN YOU THINK
THAT LOVE IS TRUE
SOMEBODY
MAKES A FOOL OUTTA YOU,
LIKE IT OR NOT,
ONE THING'S FOR SURE
ALL IS FAIR
IN LOVE AND WAR.

YOU AND ME
MAKE LOVE ALL NIGHT,
END UP
IN A KNOCK DOWN DRAG OUT FIGHT,
KICK AND CUSS
AND SCREAM AND SHOUT,
TILL WE'VE FORGOTTEN
WHAT WE'RE FIGHTIN' ABOUT.
THEN WE KISS
AND MAKE UP
AND LOVE SOME MORE
'CAUSE ALL IS FAIR
IN LOVE AND WAR.

ANYTHING GOES
WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE
SOMEONE'S GOIN' DOWN
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE.
IT'S A FIGHT TO THE FINISH
WITH NO HOLDS BARRED,
IF SOMEONE WINDS UP
WITH A BROKEN HEART,
THAT'S TOUGH.

BABY, YOU KNOW
THAT I SURE WOULD GRIEVE
IF YOU WERE EVER TO LEAVE ME.
GUESS I'D HAVE TO FIND ME
SOMEONE NEW,
SOMEONE WHO'S
A LITTLE BIT PRETTIER THAN YOU
JUST TO EVEN UP THE SCORE,
'CAUSE ALL IS FAIR
IN LOVE AND WAR.

LIKE IT OR NOT,
ONE THING'S FOR SURE,
ALL IS FAIR
IN LOVE AND WAR.
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.
Writers Alan Freed, Henry Glover, Sydney Nathan, Fred Weismantel

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 2014

Lyrics BABY,
WHY DO YOU THINK
WHAT I SAY
AIN'T TRUE?
YOU'VE GOT
A LOT OF NERVE
TO THINK
WE AIN'T THROUGH,
AND WITHOUT ME,
PRETTY BABY,
YOU WON'T
EVEN HAVE A CRUMB
TO EAT.
I'VE BEEN LISTENING
TO THAT JIVE
THAT YOU GAVE
YOUR ALL TO ME,
ALL I EVER GOT
FROM YOU
WAS AN EMPTY STOCKING
HANGING
ON MY CHRISTMAS TREE;
NOW THAT I'M LEAVING YOU,
PRETTY BABY,
WHERE
WILL YOUR
NEXT MEAL BE?

I TOLD YOU
THAT I LOVED YOU,
BUT THAT
WAS LONG AGO.
WHEN I WAS YOUNG
AND SIMPLE,
DIDN'T HAVE THE SENSE
TO KNOW.

SO I'M DOIN, IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT;
NOW THAT I'M LEAVING,
PRETTY BABY,
WHERE WILL
YOUR NEXT MEAL BE?

I KNOW
I SAID I LOVE YOU,
I LOVE YOU,
LOVE YOU,
LOVE YOU SO,
BUT YOU AIN'T
GONNA HEAR
THOSE SWEET WORDS
NO MORE.
AND WITHOUT ME,
PRETTY BABY,
YOU WONT EVEN
HAVE A CRUMB
TO EAT.
I'M NEVER GONNA SAY
I'VE CHANGED MY MIND,
BECAUSE IF I DO
I KNOW
ILL BE LYING;
NOW I'M LEAVING,
PRETTY BABY,
WHERE WILL YOUR
NEXT MEAL BE?

I TOLD YOU
THAT I LOVED YOU,
BUT THAT
WAS LONG AGO.
WHEN I WAS YOUNG
AND SIMPLE,
DIDN'T HAVE THE SENSE
TO KNOW.

SO I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
I'M DOIN' IT,
AND IM GLAD;
AND WITHOUT ME,
PRETTY BABY,
YOUR LIFE'S GONNA BE
MIGHTY SAD!
Writers Ray Charles

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1951

Lyrics BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND
UNTIL I MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND.
OHH, BABY,
BABY LET ME HOLD YOUR HAND,
I REALLY BELIEVE,
EVERYTHING
WILL SURE BE GRAND.
BABY I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE,
OUR LOVE
WE COULD NEVER HIDE.
OHH, BABY,
BABY
I WANT YOU BY MY SIDE,
WELL
YOU KNOW PRETTY BABY,
OUR LOVE
WE WOULD NEVER HIDE.

BABY
I'LL BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING,
CADILLAC AND EVERYTHING.
THEN BABY,
I'M GONNA BUY YOU
A HOUSE IN STYLE,
THEN I'LL LIVE THERE
FOREVER,
YES LORD,
WITH MY LITTLE WIFE AND CHILD.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Willie Mae (Big Mama) Thornton

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad, Blues

Recorded 1968

Lyrics SITTING DOWN BY MY WINDOW,
AND I WAS LOOKIN' OUT AT THE RAIN
SITTING DOWN BY MY WINDOW, BABY,
AND I WAS SITTIN' THERE
LOOKIN' OUT AT THE RAIN
YOU KNOW SOMETHIN' STRUCK ME,
CLAMPED ON TO ME JUST LIKE A...
JUST LIKE A BALL AND CHAIN.

I SAID, OH, OH, BABY,
WHY YOU WANNA DO
THESE OL' MEAN THINGS
I SAID, OH, OH, BABY,
WHY YOU WANNA DO
THESE OL' MEAN THINGS TO ME
BECAUSE YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,
AND I'M SO SICK
AND TIRED OF LIVIN' IN MISERY.

I KNOW YOU GONNA MISS ME, BABY,
OH YES, YOU'RE GONNA MISS
ALL OF THOSE SWEET THINGS.
I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME, BABY,
YOU'RE GONNA MISS
ALL OF THOSE SWEET, SWEET THINGS.
AND THEN YOU'LL FIND
THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE
WILL BE LIKE MINE,
ALL WRAPPED UP
LIKE A BALL AND CHAIN.

I SAID, OH, OH, BABY,
WHY YOU WANNA DO THESE OL' MEAN THINGS
I SAID, OH, OH, BABY,
WHY YOU WANNA DO
THESE OL' MEAN THINGS TO ME
I SAID THAT LOVE'S
GONNA LAST WITH YOU FOREVER,
IT'S GONNA LAST,
I SAID IT'S GONNA LAST,
OH, GREAT GOD ALMIGHTY,
FOR ALL ETERNITY,
WHOA, YEAH.
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 Billie Holiday

Genres Standard, Ballad, Blues

Recorded 1956

Lyrics I LOVE MY MAN,
I'M A LIAR
IF I SAY I DON'T.
I LOVE MY MAN,
I'M A LIAR
IF I SAY I DON'T.
BUT I'LL QUIT MY MAN,
I'M A LIAR
IF I SAY I WON'T.

I'VE BEEN YOUR SLAVE,
BABY,
EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN YOUR BABE.
I'VE BEEN YOUR SLAVE,
EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN YOUR BABE.
BUT BEFORE I'D BE YOUR DOG,
I'D SEE YOU IN YOUR GRAVE.

MY MAN WOULDN'T GIVE ME NO BREAKFAST,
WOULDN'T GIVE ME NO DINNER,
SQUAWKED ABOUT MY SUPPER,
THEN HE PUT ME OUTDOORS.
HAD THE NERVE
TO LAY A MATCHBOX ON MY CLOTHES
I DIDN'T HAVE SO MANY,
BUT I HAD A LONG,
LONG WAYS TO GO.

I AIN'T GOOD LOOKIN',
AND MY HAIR AIN'T GOT CURLS.
I AIN'T GOOD LOOKIN',
AND MY HAIR AIN'T GOT CURLS.
BUT MY MOTHER GIVE ME SOMETHING
IT'S GOING TO CARRY ME
THROUGH THIS WORLD.

LORD, I LOVE MY MAN,
TELL THE WORLD I DO,
I LOVE MY MAN,
TELL THE WORLD I DO
BUT WHEN HE MISTREATS ME,
MAKES ME FEEL SO BLUE.

SOME MEN LIKE ME
'CAUSE I'M HAPPY,
'CAUSE SOME I'M SNAPPY,
SOME CALL ME HONEY,
OTHERS THINK I'VE GOT MONEY,
SOME TELL ME,
BABY, YOUR BUILT FOR SPEED.
NOW,
IF YOU PUT THAT ALL TOGETHER,
MAKES ME EVERYTHING
A GOOD MAN NEEDS!
Writers Oliver Nelson

Genres Jazz Standard, Jazz, Blues, Instrumental

Recorded 1964

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Writers Dave Brubeck

Genres Jazz Standard, Jazz, Blues, Instrumental

Recorded 1964

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Writers Alton Delmore, Rabon Delmore, Henry Glover, Wayne Raney

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Classic Country

Recorded 1950

Lyrics BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME
BLUES WHY DON'T YOU LET ME BE.
DON'T KNOW WHY
YOU KEEP ON HAUNTING ME?

LOVE WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ME
TRUE LOVE WAS NEVER MEANT FOR ME.
SEEMS SOMEHOW WE NEVER CAN AGREE.

LIFE IS FULL OF MISERY
DREAMS ARE LIKE A MEMORY.
BRINGING BACK YOUR LOVE
THAT USED TO BE.

TEARS,
SO MANY I CAN'T SEE
YEARS
DON'T MEAN A THING TO ME.
TIME GOES BY
AND STILL I CAN'T BE FREE.
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