Pinwheel of Death

James F. Hanley


SONGS

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Writers Grant Clarke, James F. Hanley

Genres Showtune, Standard, Family

Recorded 1966

Lyrics verse 1:
FATHER HAS A BUSINESS,
STRICTLY SECOND HAND.
EVERYTHING FROM TOOTHPICKS
TO A BABY GRAND.
STUFF IN OUR APARTMENT
CAME FROM FATHER'S STORE,
EVEN THINGS I'M WEARING
SOMEONE WORE BEFORE.
IT'S NO WONDER
THAT I FEEL ABUSED.
I NEVER HAVE A THING
THAT AIN'T BEEN USED.

Chorus 1:
I'M WEARING
SECOND HAND HATS,
SECOND HAND CLOTHES,
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL ME
SECOND HAND ROSE.
EVEN OUR PIANO
IN THE PARLOR
FATHER BOUGHT
FOR TEN CENTS
ON THE DOLLAR.
SECOND HAND PEARLS,
I'M WEARING
SECOND HAND CURLS.
I NEVER GET A SINGLE THING
THAT'S NEW.
EVEN JAKE THE PLUMBER,
HE'S THE MAN I ADORE,
HAD THE NERVE
TO TELL ME
HE'S BEEN MARRIED
BEFORE.
EV'RYONE KNOWS
THAT I'M JUST
SECOND HAND ROSE
FROM SECOND AVENUE.

verse 2:
EACH ONE IN THE FAMILY
KICKS THE WHOLE DAY LONG.
EVERYONE'S DISGUSTED,
EVERYTHING IS WRONG.
SECOND HAND DOGGIE,
SECOND HAND CAT,
SECOND HAND WELCOME,
SECOND HAND MAT.
I THINK FATHER'S HEAD
IS MADE OF WOOD.
HE BRINGS HOME
LOTS OF THINGS
THAT AIN'T NO GOOD.

Chorus 2:
I'M WEARING
SECOND HAND SHOES,
SECOND HAND HOSE,
ALL THE GIRLS HAND ME
THEIR SECOND HAND BEAUX.
EVEN MY PAJAMAS
WHEN I DON THEM
HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE'S INITIALS
ON THEM.
SECOND HAND RINGS,
I'M SICK OF
SECOND HAND THINGS,
I NEVER GET
WHAT OTHER GIRLIES DO.
ONCE
WHILE STROLLING
THROUGH THE RITZ
A GIRL GOT MY GOAT,
SHE NUDGED HER FRIEND
AND SAID,
OH! LOOK,
THERE'S MY OLD FUR COAT.
EV'RYONE KNOWS
THAT I'M JUST
SECOND HAND ROSE
FROM SECOND AVENUE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers James F. Hanley

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1991

Lyrics verse:
NEVER COULD CARRY A TUNE,
NEVER KNEW WHERE TO START
YOU CAME ALONG
WHEN EV'RYTHING WAS WRONG,
AND PUT A SONG IN MY HEART.

Chorus:
DEAR, WHEN YOU SMILED AT ME,
I HEARD A MELODY,
IT HAUNTED ME FROM THE START.
SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME
STARTED A SYMPHONY,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.
'TWAS LIKE A BREATH OF SPRING,
I HEARD A ROBIN SING
ABOUT A NEST SET APART.
ALL NATURE SEEMED TO BE
IN PERFECT HARMONY,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.

YOUR EYES MADE SKIES
SEEM BLUE AGAIN,
WHAT ELSE COULD I DO AGAIN
BUT KEEP REPEATING
THROUGH AGAIN,
I LOVE YOU,
LOVE YOU.

I STILL RECALL THE THRILL,
I GUESS I ALWAYS WILL,
I HOPE 'TWILL NEVER DEPART.
DEAR, WITH YOUR LIPS TO MINE,
A RHAPSODY DIVINE,
ZING! WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART.
 


Cowriters: Grant Clarke