Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Sports

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!)
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Writers Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Instrumental, Americana, Sports

Recorded 1949

Lyrics [Instrumental]
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Alt. Title Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Writers Jack Norworth, Albert Von Tilzer

Genres Standard, Sports

Recorded 2004

Lyrics TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME,
TAKE ME OUT
TO THE CROWD.
BUY ME SOME PEANUTS
AND CRACKERJACK,
I DON'T CARE
IF I NEVER GET BACK.
LET ME ROOT,
ROOT, ROOT
FOR THE HOME TEAM,
IF THEY DON'T WIN
IT'S A SHAME.
FOR IT'S ONE,
TWO,
THREE STRIKES,
YOU'RE OUT
AT THE OLD BALL GAME.
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Writers Buddy Fields, Al Lewis, Al Sherman

Genres Standard, Sports

Recorded 1996

Lyrics [verse]:
IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A SWEETIE
AND YOU WONDER WHY
YOU HAVEN'T GOT SOMEONE
TO LOVE,
IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A SWEETIE,
HERE'S THE REASON WHY
YOU HAVEN'T GOT
SOMEONE TO LOVE.
GENTLEMEN FROM MAINE
TO CALIFORNIA,
GIVE ME YOUR ATTENTION
WHILE I WARN YA:

[Chorus]:
YOU GOTTA BE FOOTBALL HERO
TO GET ALONG
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.
YOU GOTTA BE
A TOUCHDOWN GETTER,
YOU BET.
IF YOU WANNA GET
A BABY TO PET.
THE FACT THAT YOU ARE RICH
OR HANDSOME
WON'T GET YOU ANYTHING
IN CURLS;
YOU GOTTA BE A FOOTBALL HERO
TO GET ALONG
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.

[patter verse]:
EV'RY FEMALE FLAMING YOUTH
GOES FOR GAGLE,
GRANGE AND BOOTH,
FRIEDMAN,
NEWMAN
AND CARIDEO.
KOSKY,
OOSTERBAAN
AND KURTH
ARE RULERS
OF THE EARTH,
'CAUSE THE LADIES
LOVE 'EM,
LOVE 'EM SO.
IF THE GIRLS ARE
WHAT YOU WANNA GET,
MAN,
HURRY
AND BECOME
A TRIPLE THREAT,
MAN.

[Chorus 2]:
YOU GOTTA BE A FOOTBALL HERO
TO GET ALONG
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.
IN SPITE OF ALL
A MILLION DOLLARS CAN DO,
A TACKLE OR TWO
WILL MEAN MORE TO YOU.
IF YOU CAN
MAKE THE WINNING TOUCHDOWN,
YOU'LL NEVER
HAVE TO BUY THEM PEARLS;
YOU GOTTA BE A FOOTBALL HERO
TO GET ALONG
WITH THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.