Pinwheel of Death

Genres > Standard

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Writers Walter Donovan, Arthur Fields

Genres Standard, Pop, Movie Song, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1951

Lyrics verse:
WAY DOWN IN THE CONGOLAND
LIVED A HAPPY CHIMPANZEE
SHE LOVED A MONKEY
WITH A LONG TAIL
LORDY,
HOW SHE LOVED HIM.
EACH NIGHT
HE WOULD FIND HER THERE
SWINGING
IN THE COCONUT TREE
AND THE MONKEY GAY,
AT THE BREAK OF DAY
LIKED TO HEAR
HIS CHIMPIE SAY,

Chorus:
ABA, DABA,
DABA, DABA,
DABA, DABA,
DAB,
SAID THE CHIMPIE
TO THE MONK,
BABA, DABA,
DABA, DABA,
DABA, DABA, DAB,
SAID THE MONKEY
TO THE CHIMP.
ALL NIGHT LONG
THEY'D CHATTER
AWAY,
ALL DAY LONG
THEY'RE HAPPY
AND GAY,
SWINGING AND SINGING
IN THEIR HUNKY,
TONKY WAY.
ABA DABA,
DABA, DABA,
DABA, DABA, DAB,
MEANS MONK,
I LOVE BUT YOU,
BABA, DABA, DAB,
IN MONKEY TALK
MEANS CHIMP,
I LOVE YOU TOO,
THEN THE BIG BABOON,
ONE NIGHT IN JUNE,
HE MARRIED THEM,
AND VERY SOON
THEY WENT UPON
THEIR ABA DABA HONEYMOON.
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.
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.
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Alt. Title Ain't Misbehaving

Writers Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1949

Lyrics verse: male:
THO IT'S A FICKLE AGE
WITH FLIRTING
ALL THE RAGE,
HERE IS ONE BIRD
WITH SELF-CONTROL
HAPPY INSIDE MY CAGE.
I KNOW I LOVE BEST,
THUMBS DOWN
FOR ALL THE REST,
MY LOVE WAS GIVEN,
HEART AND SOUL
SO IT CAN
STAND THE TEST.

female:
YOUR TYPE OF MAN
IS RARE,
I KNOW YOU
REALLY CARE,
THAT'S WHY
MY CONSCIENCE
NEVER SLEEPS
WHEN YOU'RE AWAY
SOMEWHERE.
SURE WAS A LUCKY DAY,
WHEN FATE SENT YOU
MY WAY,
AND MADE YOU
MINE ALONE
FOR KEEPS,
DITTO TO ALL
YOU SAY.

Chorus:
NO ONE TO TALK WITH,
ALL BY MYSELF,
NO ONE TO WALK WITH,
BUT I'M HAPPY
ON THE SHELF,
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN',
I'M SAVIN'
MY LOVE FOR YOU.
I KNOW FOR CERTAIN
THE ONE I LOVE,
I'M THRU WITH FLIRTIN',
IT'S JUST YOU
I'M THINKIN' OF,
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN',
I'M SAVIN'
MY LOVE FOR YOU.

LIKE JACK HORNER
IN THE CORNER,
DON'T GO NOWHERE,
WHAT DO I CARE,
YOUR KISSES
ARE WORTH WAITIN' FOR,
BELIEVE ME.

I DON'T STAY OUT LATE,
DON'T CARE TO GO,
I'M HOME ABOUT EIGHT,
JUST ME AND MY RADIO,
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN,
I'M SAVIN'
MY LOVE FOR YOU.
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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.
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Writers Raymond B. Egan, Gus Kahn, Richard A. Whiting

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1951

Lyrics BILL COLLECTORS
GATHER 'ROUND
AND RATHER
HAUNT THE COTTAGE
NEXT DOOR -
MEN THE GROCER
AND BUTCHER SENT,
MEN WHO CALL
FOR THE RENT.
BUT WITHIN,
A HAPPY CHAPPY
AND HIS BRIDE
OF ONLY A YEAR
SEEM TO BE
SO CHEERFUL.
HERE'S AN EARFUL
OF THE CHATTER
YOU HEAR:

EV'RY MORNING,
EV'RY EVENING,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
NOT MUCH MONEY,
OH, BUT HONEY,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
THE RENT'S UNPAID,
DEAR,
WE HAVEN'T A BUS,
BUT SMILES WERE MADE,
DEAR,
FOR PEOPLE LIKE US.
IN THE WINTER,
IN THE SUMMER,
DON'T WE HAVE FUN?
TIMES ARE BUM
AND GETTING BUMMER,
STILL WE HAVE FUN.
THERE'S NOTHING SURER,
THE RICH GET RICH
AND THE POOR
GET CHILDREN.
IN THE MEANTIME,
IN BETWEEN TIME,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?

JUST TO MAKE
THEIR TROUBLE
NEARLY DOUBLE,
SOMETHING HAPPENED
LAST NIGHT.
TO THEIR CHIMNEY
A GRAY BIRD CAME,
MISTER STORK
IS HIS NAME,
AND I'LL BET
TWO PINS
A PAIR OF TWINS
JUST HAPPENED IN
WITH THE BIRD.
STILL,
THEY'RE VERY
GAY AND MERRY,
JUST AT DAWNING
I HEARD:

EV'RY MORNING,
EV'RY EVENING,
DON'T WE HAVE FUN?
TWINS AND CARES,
DEAR,
COME IN PAIRS,
DEAR,
DON'T WE HAVE FUN?
WE'VE ONLY STARTED
AS MOMMER AND POP,
ARE WE DOWNHEARTED?
I'LL SAY WE'RE NOT!
LANDLORD'S MAD
AND GETTING MADDER,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
TIMES ARE BAD
AND GETTING BADDER,
STILL WE HAVE FUN.
THERE'S NOTHING
SURER,
THE RICH GET RICH
AND THE POOR
GET LAID OFF.
IN THE MEANTIME,
IN BETWEEN TIME,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN!

WHEN THE MAN
WHO SOLD 'EM
CARPETS TOLD 'EM
HE WOULD
TAKE THEM AWAY,
THEY SAID,
WONDERFUL,
HERE'S OUR CHANCE,
TAKE THEM UP
AND WE'LL DANCE.
AND WHEN BURGLARS
CAME
AND ROBBED THEM,
TAKING ALL THEIR
SILVER
THEY SAY,
HUBBY YELLED,
WE'RE FAMOUS
FOR THEY'LL
NAME US
IN THE PAPERS
TODAY.

NIGHT OR DAYTIME,
IT'S ALL PLAYTIME,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
HOT OR COLD DAYS,
ANY OLD DAYS,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
IF WIFIE WISHES
TO GO TO A PLAY,
DON'T WASH
HE DISHES,
JUST THROW THEM
AWAY.
STREETCAR SEATS
ARE AWFUL NARROW,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
THEY WON'T
SMASH UP
OUR PIERCE ARROW,
WE AIN'T GOT NONE.
THEY'VE CUT
MY WAGES,
BUT MY INCOME TAX
WILL BE SO MUCH
SMALLER,
WHEN I'M PAID OFF.
I'LL BE LAID OFF,
AIN'T WE GOT FUN?
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH
ALL I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY TOOTSIES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
IT MEANS THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'LL COVER GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HMM, HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.

I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH,
EVERY CENT I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY EIGHT'N' A HALVES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
I KNOW THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'RE GONNA COVER THE GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.
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Writers Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney

Genres Standard, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1957

Lyrics I ONCE HAD A GOWN,
IT WAS ALMOST NEW,
OH, THE DAINTIEST THING,
IT WAS SWEET ALICE BLUE.
WITH LITTLE FORGET-ME-NOTS PLACED HERE AND THERE,
WHEN I HAD IT ON,
I WALKED ON THE AIR.
AND IT WORE,
AND IT WORE,
AND IT WORE
'TIL IT WENT,
AND IT WASN'T NO MORE.

IN MY SWEET
LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN
WHEN I FIRST WANDERED
DOWN INTO TOWN.
I WAS BOTH PROUD AND SHY,
AS I FELT EVERY EYE
AND IN EVERY SHOP WINDOW
I PRIMPED PASSING BY.
THEN IN MANNER OF FASHION,
I'D FROWN
AND THE WORLD SEEMED TO SMILE ALL AROUND.
'TIL IT WILTED, I WORE IT,
I'LL ALWAYS ADORE IT,
MY SWEET LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN.

THE LITTLE SILK WORMS
THAT MADE SILK FOR THAT GOWN
JUST MADE THAT MUCH SILK
AND THEN CRAWLED IN THE GROUND.
FOR THERE NEVER WAS ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE
AND I DON'T DARE TO HOPE THERE WILL BE ANY MORE.
BUT IT'S GONE,
'CAUSE IT JUST HAD TO BE,
STILL IT WEARS IN MY MEMORY.

IN MY SWEET LITTLE
ALICE BLUE GOWN
WHEN I FIRST WANDERED DOWN INTO TOWN.
I WAS BOTH PROUD AND SO SHY,
AS I FELT EVERY EYE
AND IN EVERY SHOP WINDOW
I PRIMPED PASSING BY.
THEN IN MANNER OF FASHION,
I'D FROWN
AND THE WORLD SEEMED TO SMILE ALL AROUND.
SO IT WOULDN'T BE PROPER
IF MADE OF SILK WERE ANOTHER
MY SWEET LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN.
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.
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Writers Sidney Mitchell, Sammy Stept

Genres Standard

Recorded 1936

Lyrics ALL MY LIFE
I'VE BEEN WAITING
FOR YOU.
MY WONDERFUL ONE,
I BEGUN LIVING
ALL MY LIFE.
ALL MY LOVE
HAS BEEN WAITING
FOR YOU.
MY LIFE IS SUBLIME,
NOW THAT I'M
GIVING ALL MY LOVE.
YOU SEEM SO LOVELY,
SO FAR ABOVE ME,
I'M ALMOST AFRAID
TO LOOK.
BUT I ADORE YOU,
I PLEDGE BEFORE YOU
A HEART
THAT'S AN OPEN BOOK.
ALL MY LIFE
HOLD ME CLOSE
TO YOUR HEART,
BUT ALL ELSE ABOVE
HOLD MY LOVE,
DARLING,
JUST HOLD MY LOVE.
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Writers Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons

Genres Standard

Recorded 1954

Lyrics YOU TOOK MY KISSES
AND ALL MY LOVE,
YOU TAUGHT ME HOW TO CARE.
AM I TO BE JUST REMNANT
OF A ONE SIDE LOVE AFFAIR?
ALL YOU TOOK
I GLADLY GAVE,
THERE IS NOTHING
LEFT FOR ME TO SAVE.

ALL OF ME,
WHY NOT TAKE
ALL OF ME,
CAN'T YOU SEE
I'M NO GOOD WITHOUT YOU.
TAKE MY LIPS,
I WANT TO LOOSE THEM,
TAKE MY ARMS,
I'LL NEVER USE THEM.
YOUR GOODBYE
LEFT ME WITH EYES THAT CRY,
HOW CAN I GO ON DEAR
WITHOUT YOU?
YOU TOOK THE PART
THAT ONCE WAS MY HEART,
SO WHY NOT
TAKE ALL OF ME.
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Writers Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics verse - added in year 2000:
YOU KNOW THE GAME OF LOVE
SO THE FLAME OF LOVE
NEVER BURNS YOU,
NO PASSION CONCERNS YOU,
NO VIOLINS PLAY.
BUT ME,
I LOSE CONTROL
OF MY HEART
WHEN I'M NEAR YOU.
THAT'S WHY I FEAR YOU
AND TURN AWAY.
I NEED
A LOVE THAT'S TRUE,
I WISH
IT COULD BE YOU,
I KNOW
IT SHOULD BE YOU
AND SO I SAY:

Chorus:
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
HALF A LOVE
NEVER APPEALED TO ME.
IF YOUR HEART
NEVER COULD YIELD TO ME,
THEN I'D RATHER
HAVE NOTHING AT ALL!
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
IF IT'S LOVE,
THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN.
WHY BEGIN,
THEN CRY FOR SOMETHING
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
NO, I'D RATHER
HAVE NOTHING AT ALL.

BUT, PLEASE,
DON'T BRING YOUR LIPS
SO CLOSE TO MY CHEEK.
DON'T SMILE,
OR I'LL BE LOST
BEYOND RECALL.
THE KISS IN YOUR EYES,
THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
MAKES ME WEAK
AND MY HEART
MAY GROW DIZZY
AND FALL.

AND IF I FELL
UNDER THE SPELL
OF YOUR CALL,
I WOULD BE CAUGHT
IN THE UNDERTOW.
SO, YOU SEE,
I'VE GOT TO SAY:
NO!
NO!
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
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