Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Soul

Writers Oscar Brown Jr., Mongo Santamaria

Genres Standard, Soul, Pop Jazz

Recorded 1960

Lyrics DREAM OF A LAND
MY SOUL IS FROM,
I HEAR A HAND
STROKE ON A DRUM,
SHADES OF DELIGHT
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.
ELEGANT BOY,
BEAUTIFUL GIRL,
DANCING FOR JOY,
DELICATE WHIRL,
SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.

TWO YOUNG LOVERS
ARE FACE TO FACE,
WITH UNDULATING GRACE,
THEY GENTLY SWAY,
THEN SLIP AWAY
TO SOME SECLUDED PLACE.

SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.

WHISPERING TREES
ECHO THEIR SIGHS,
PASSIONATE PLEAS,
TENDER REPLIES,
SHADES OF DELIGHT
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.
LOVERS ON FLIGHT,
UPWARD THEY GLIDE,
BURST AT THE HEIGHT,
SLOWLY SUBSIDE,
SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.

AND MY SLUMBERING FANTASY
ASSUMES REALITY
UNTIL IT SEEMS
IT'S NOT A DREAM,
THE TWO
ARE YOU AND ME.

SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.

SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.
SHADES OF DELIGHT,
COCOA HUE,
RICH AS A NIGHT,
AFRO BLUE.
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Alt. Title T'Ain't Nobody's Biz-Ness If I Do, T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

Writers Porter Grainger, Everett Robbins

Genres Standard, Country, Pop, Soul

Recorded 1994

Lyrics [verse 1]:
THERE AIN'T NOTHIN'
I CAN DO,
NOR NOTHIN'
I CAN SAY,
THAT FOLKS
DON'T CRITICIZE ME;
BUT I'M GONNA DO
JUST AS I WANT TO
ANYWAY,
I DON'T CARE
IF THEY ALL DESPISE ME.

[Chorus 1]:
IF I SHOULD TAKE
A NOTION
TO JUMP INTO
THE OCEAN,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
IF I GO TO CHURCH
ON SUNDAY,
THEN CABARET
ALL DAY
THRU MONDAY,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
IF MY FRIEND
GOT NO MONEY
AND I SAY,
TAKE ALL MINE,
HONEY,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
IF I GIVE HER
MY LAST NICKEL
AND IT LEAVES ME
IN A PICKLE,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.

[verse 2]:
AFTER ALL,
THE WAY TO DO
IS DO
JUST AS YOU PLEASE
REGARDLESS
OF THEIR TALKIN';
OFTENTIMES
THE ONES THAT TALK
WILL GET DOWN
ON THEIR KNEES
AND BEG YOUR PARDON
FOR THEIR SQUAWKIN'.

[Chorus 2]:
IF I DISLIKE
MY LOVER
AND LEAVE HER
FOR ANOTHER,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
RATHER THAN
PERSECUTE ME,
I CHOOSE
THAT YOU
WOULD SHOOT ME,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
IF I SHOULD
GET THE FEELIN'
TO DANCE
UPON THE CEILIN',
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
IF I LET
MY BEST COMPANION
DRIVE ME
RIGHT
INTO THE CANYON,
'T AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZ-NESS IF I DO.
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 Kim Waters

Genres Soul, Ballad, Instrumental

Recorded 2004

Lyrics Background Vocal:

ALL I REALLY WANT TO DO
IS PLEASE YOU
I LOVE YOU,
GIRL,
AND I NEED YOU...
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 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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