Pinwheel of Death

Jimmy Kennedy


SONGS

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Writers Will Grosz, Jimmy Kennedy

Genres Standard, Pop, Big Band Era

Recorded 1935

Lyrics TWAS ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI
THAT I FOUND HER
BENEATH THE SHADE
OF AN OLD WALNUT TREE.
OH, I CAN STILL SEE
THE FLOWERS BLOOMING 'ROUND HER
WHERE WE MET
ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI.
SHE WAS AS SWEET
AS A ROSE AT THE DAWNING,
BUT SOMEHOW
FATE HADN'T MEANT HER FOR ME.
AND THO' I SAILED
WITH THE TIDE IN THE MORNING,
STILL MY HEART'S
ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI.

SUMMERTIME WAS NEARLY OVER
BLUE ITALIAN SKY ABOVE.
I SAID, LADY, I'M A ROVER,
CAN YOU SPARE A SWEET WORD OF LOVE?

SHE WHISPERED SOFTLY,
IT'S BEST NOT TO LINGER.
AND THEN I KISSED HER HAND
I COULD SEE
SHE WORE A PLAIN GOLDEN RING
ON HER FINGER,
'TWAS GOODBYE
ON THE ISLE OF CAPRI.
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Writers Jimmy Kennedy, Hugh Williams

Genres Standard, Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1963

Lyrics verse 1:
'TWAS DOWN
WHERE FISHER FOLK GATHER,
I WANDER'D FAR
FROM THE THRONG.
I HEARD A FISHER GIRL
SINGING,
AND THIS REFRAIN
WAS HER SONG:

Chorus:
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
'WAY OUT TO SEA,
OH! CARRY MY LOVED ONE
HOME SAFELY TO ME.
HE SAILED AT THE DAWNING
ALL DAY I'VE BEEN BLUE,
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET,
I'M TRUSTING IN YOU.

SWIFT WINGS YOU MUST BORROW,
MAKE STRAIGHT FOR THE SHORE
WE MARRY TOMORROW,
AND HE GOES SAILING NO MORE.

RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
'WAY OUT ON THE SEA,
OH! CARRY MY LOVED ONE
HOME SAFELY TO ME.

verse 2:
RED SAILS,
THE NIGHT BREEZE IS BLOWING,
AND CLOUDS ARE HIDING
THE MOON.
ABOVE NO BRIGHT STARS
ARE GLOWING,
IT MEANS
THE STORM'S COMING SOON:

Chorus:
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
'WAY OUT TO SEA,
OH! CARRY MY LOVED ONE
HOME SAFELY TO ME.
HE SAILED AT THE DAWNING
ALL DAY I'VE BEEN BLUE,
RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET,
I'M TRUSTING IN YOU.

SWIFT WINGS YOU MUST BORROW,
MAKE STRAIGHT FOR THE SHORE
WE MARRY TOMORROW,
AND HE GOES SAILING
NO MORE.

RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
'WAY OUT ON THE SEA,
OH! CARRY MY LOVED ONE
HOME SAFELY TO ME.