Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Rhythm & Blues

Writers Preston Love, Johnny Otis

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 2013

Lyrics I'VE GOT A STRANGE
PHILOSOPHY,
NOTHING YOUNG
APPEALS TO ME
I LIKE MY MEN
LIKE I LIKE MY WHISKEY,
AGED AND MELLOW.

SOME GIRLS
JUST CAN'T SEEM TO SEE
WHY THESE LITTLE YOUNG CATS
AIN'T MOVING ME
I LIKE MY MEN
LIKE I LIKE MY WHISKEY,
AGED AND MELLOW.

THERE IS NOTHING
GREENHORN CAN DO FOR ME,
BECAUSE MY OLDER DADDY
SUITS ME TO A TEE
I LIKE MY MEN
LIKE I LIKE MY WHISKEY,
AGED AND MELLOW.

NOW LISTEN YOUNGSTER,
BE ON YOUR WAY,
DON'T YOU COME BACK HERE
UNTIL A MUCH LATER DAY
I LIKE MY MEN
LIKE I LIKE MY WHISKEY,
AGED AND MELLOW.

JUNIOR MAY BE YOUNG
AND STRONGER,
BUT I'LL TAKE GRANDPA
BECAUSE HE'S HAD IT LONGER
I LIKE MY MEN
LIKE I LIKE MY WHISKEY,
AGED AND MELLOW.
Writers Joe Levine, Artie Resnick

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1965

Lyrics AIN'T NO SOUL
LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOES
SINCE YOU BEEN GONE
WE AIN'T TOGETHER,
WHY SHINE THAT LEATHER
AND PUT THEM ON.
THOUGH I STILL FEEL
THE RHYTHM,
CAN'T DO NO DANCING
WITH THEM,
AIN'T NO SOUL
LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOES
SINCE YOU BEEN GONE.

THESE OLD LACES
THAT TOOK ME PLACES
JUST WON'T TIE
MUSIC BANGS OUT
BUT THIS TONGUE
HANGS OUT,
AND SEEMS TO CRY.
THOUGH I STILL FEEL
THE RHYTHM,
CAN'T DO NO DANCING
WITH THEM,
AIN'T NO SOUL
LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOES
SINCE YOU BEEN GONE.

UNTIL YOU COME BACK, HON,
THEY'RE GOING TO STAY
UNDERNEATH MY BED
THEY WANT TO DANCE,
BUT DON'T GET THE CHANCE,
BECAUSE LIKE I SAID:
THOUGH I STILL FEEL
THE RHYTHM,
CAN'T DO NO DANCING
WITH THEM,
AIN'T NO SOUL
LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOES
SINCE YOU BEEN GONE.
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 Henry Glover, Sally Nix

Genres Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad

Recorded 1948

Lyrics YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU SO,
I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO;
AND DARLING,
I'LL BE TRUE,
FOR ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU.
YOU SET MY HEART AFIRE;
YOU ARE MY ONE DESIRE.
TELL ME YOU LOVE ME TOO,
FOR ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU.

THAT'S WHY I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I COULD NEVER LET YOU GO;
OUR LOVE WAS MEANT TO BE.
IT WOULD BE,
OH, SO THRILLING
TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE WILLING
TO SPEND YOUR LIFE WITH ME.

SO MAKE YOUR ANSWER YES;
YOU ARE MY HAPPINESS.
PLEASE DARLING SAY YOU DO,
FOR ALL MY LOVE BELONGS TO YOU.
Writers Wynonie Harris, Teddy McRae

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1949

Lyrics verse 1:
MY BABY
DON'T GO FOR FANCY CLOTHES,
HIGH CLASS DINNERS
AND PICTURE SHOWS.
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO
IS STAY AT HOME
AND HUCKLEBUCK WITH DADDY
ALL NIGHT LONG.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.

verse 2:
SHE DOESN'T LIKE TO RIDE
ON BIG AIRPLANES
NEVER HAD A TRIP
ON A STREAMLINED TRAIN.
WHEN IT COMES TO KNOWIN'
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT,
HER GOOD SWEET LOVE
WILL SURELY KNOCK YOU OUT.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.

verse 3:
I TOOK MY BABY
OUT ON A YACHT
TO FISH AROUND
AND FIND A GOOD SPOT.
STORM CAME UP
AND GOT AWFUL ROUGH
SHE GOT MAD
BECAUSE IT WASN'T ROUGH ENOUGH.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.
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 Gil Scott-Heron, Bernard Purdie

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Pop Jazz, Americana, Spoken Word

Recorded 1971

Lyrics DEAR PRESIDENT NIXON,
I AM WRITING YOU
THIS HERE LETTER
AS A RESULT
OF WAKING UP THIS MORNING,
HUNG OVER,
AND LEFT BY MY WIFE
WHO SAID:
DEAR X AS IN HUSBAND,
I AM AT MY MOMMAS,
COME AND GET ME
IF YOU DARE.

NOW, MISTER PRESIDENT,
I CONSIDER MYSELF A VICTIM
OF THE VIETNAM WAR
WHEN I ENTERED THE LIVING ROOM
THIS MORNING
THAT IS THE LIVING ROOM
WE CALL THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE,
MY WIFE WAS STANDING THERE
WITH ROLLERS IN HER HAIR
AND A ROLLING PIN
IN HER HAND.
I WENT INTO
A PREVENTATIVE REACTION STRIKE,
STRIKING HER
BEFORE SHE COULD STRIKE ME.
I THEN CHECKED HER
INTO THE LATETRAIN HOTEL
AND LOCKED THE DOOR,
WHEN I WOKE UP
THIS MORNING,
SHE WAS GONE!

NOW, MISTER PRESIDENT,
I ASK THIS FAVOR:
DONT PUBLICIZE
YOUR NEXT WAR,
BECAUSE
WHEN WE EMPLOY YOUR STRATEGY,
WE ALSO EMPLOY
YOUR ARTIFICIALNESS.

YOURS TRULY,
GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN, ESQUIRE
Writers Scott David, Larry Kusik

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1961

Lyrics verse 1:
YOU SWORE TO ME
YOU WERE MY ONE
AND ONLY,
THOUGH DEEP INSIDE
I KNEW IT WASN'T TRUE,
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE,
MY DAYS ARE COLD
AND LONELY,
I JUST CAN'T SEEM
TO WANT SOMEBODY NEW.

Chorus 1:
AS IF I DIDN'T KNOW
THAT YOU WERE LYING,
AND THAT YOUR GAME
OF LOVE
WOULD CAUSE ME WOE.
IN SPITE
OF ALL THE TIMES
YOU LEFT ME CRYING,
I PLAYED YOUR GAME
AS IF I DIDN'T KNOW.

verse 2:
THEY WARNED ME
THAT SOMEDAY
I'D LEARN A LESSON,
AND THAT A BROKEN HEART
WOULD BE THE COST,
BELIEVE ME
WHEN I SAY
THAT I'M CONFESSIN',
I'M GLAD I LOVED YOU
EVEN THOUGH I LOST.

Chorus 2:
AS IF I DIDN'T KNOW
SOMEDAY YOU'D HURT ME,
AS IF I COULDN'T TELL
YOU'D GRIEVE ME SO.
AND EVEN THOUGH
IT'S TRUE
YOU DID DESERT ME,
I STILL LOVE YOU
AS IF I DIDN'T KNOW.
Writers Lowman Pauling

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1953

Lyrics IF WHAT YOU SAY
IS TRUE,
THAT YOU AND I
ARE THROUGH,
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
I'LL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.
I'VE GIVEN YOU
ALL OF ME,
YOU ARE ALL
I HAVE;
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
I'LL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.

YOU TOLD ME
THAT YOU LOVED ME,
HOW GOOD
YOU MADE IT SOUND,
AND NOW
YOU'RE TRYING TO TELL ME
YOU'RE GONNA PUT ME DOWN.

BUT BABY,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT;
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
ILL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.

BABY,
I LOVE YOU,
I LOVE YOU,
I LOVE YOU,
I LOVE YOU SO!
PLEASE DON'T SAY
YOU LEAVE ME
ANY MORE;
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
I'LL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.

PLEASE DON'T SAY
THAT YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND,
AND STOP MY FALLING HEART
FROM CRYING;
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
I'LL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.

YOU TOLD ME
THAT YOU LOVED ME,
HOW GOOD
YOU MADE IT SOUND,
AND NOW
YOU'RE TRYING TO TELL ME
YOU'RE GONNA PUT ME DOWN.

BUT BABY,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT,
DON'T DO IT;
IF YOU LEAVE ME,
PRETTY BABY,
ILL HAVE BREAD
WITHOUT NO MEAT.
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.
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