Pinwheel of Death

Jimmy Lunceford


SONGS

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Alt. Title I'm Nuts About Goofy Music

Writers Jimmy Lunceford, Fred Rose

Genres Pop, Jazz Standard, Jazz, Instrumental, Children-Novelty, Big Band Era

Recorded 1935

Lyrics AT THE STATE ASYLUM
ON THE SECOND FLOOR,
I TALKED WITH A PATIENT,
ROOM TWO THIRTY FOUR.
I SAID,
YOU DON'T LOOK CRAZY,
CAN'T SEE
WHY YOU'RE HERE.
HE SORT OF LOOKED AT ME
AND SMILED,
AND WHISPERED IN MY EAR:

I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC,
I'M SCREWY
ABOUT NUTTY RHYTHM,
I'M DIZZY
WHEN I HEAR
FIZZY MELODIES,
DIZZY AS A CAT CAN BE.
I'M DAFFY
ABOUT GOOFY TEMPO,
I'M GOOFY
ABOUT DAFFY CHANGES,
I SOAK 'EM
IF THEY'RE REAL HOKUM
HARMONIES,
WRITTEN IN A MINOR KEY.

WHY, I LOVE TO HEAR
SOUNDS THAT ARE QUEER,
I'M JUST FUNNY THAT WAY.
THERE'S A BOOT
IN A FLUTE
OR A MELLOW
MOANING CELLO.

I'M NUTS ABOUT SCREWY MUSIC,
I'M SCREWY
ABOUT NUTTY RHYTHM,
I'M DIZZY
WHEN I HEAR
FIZZY MELODIES,
DIZZY
AS A CAT CAN BE!
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Writers Jimmy Lunceford

Genres Jazz Standard, Jazz, Instrumental, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics [Instrumental]
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Writers Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin, Jimmy Lunceford

Genres Standard, Jazz Standard, Jazz, Big Band Era

Recorded 1997

Lyrics RHYTHM IS OUR BUSINESS,
RHYTHM IS WHAT WE SELL,
RHYTHM IS OUR BUSINESS,
BUSINESS SURE IS SWELL.
NOW, IF YOU BLUE,
RHYTHM'S WHAT YOU NEED,
IF YOU GOT RHYTHM
YOU'RE SURE TO SUCCEED.
RHYTHM IS OUR BUSINESS,
BUSINESS SURE IS SWELL..

HE'S THE DRUMMER MAN,
IN THE BAND,
CROSBY'S ON THE DRUMS,
IN THE BAND.
OH, WHEN HE DOES TRICKS
WITH THE STICKS
THE BOYS IN THE BAND
ALL PLAY HOT LICKS.

HE PLAYS SAXOPHONE
IN THE BAND,
JOE PLAYS THE SAXOPHONE
IN THE BAND.
OH, WHEN HE GOES UP
THAT SCALE.....

MOSE PLAYS ON THE BASS
IN THE BAND,
MOSE PLAYS ON THAT BASS
IN THE BAND.
NOW WHEN HE PICKS
ON THOSE STRINGS,
HAPPINESS TO YOU HE BRINGS.

HE BLOWS ON THE TRUMPET
IN THE BAND,
STEVE BLOWS ON THAT TRUMPET
IN THE BAND.
OH, HE'S THE GUY,
HITS `EM HIGH
MAKES YOU THINK
HE'S IN THE SKY.

OH, RHYTHM IS OUR BUSINESS!