Pinwheel of Death

Cecil Mack


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers James P. Johnson, Cecil Mack

Genres Standard

Recorded 1989

Lyrics [verse]:
CAROLINA,
CAROLINA,
AT LAST THEY'VE GOT YOU ON THE MAP.
WITH A NEW TUNE,
A FUNNY BLUE TUNE,
WITH A PECULIAR SNAP!
YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE
TO BUCK AND WING,
FOX-TROT,
TWO-STEP,
OR EVEN SING,
IF YOU AIN'T GOT RELIGION
IN YOUR FEET
YOU CAN DO THIS PRANCE
AND DO IT NEAT.

[Chorus]:
CHARLESTON!
CHARLESTON!
MADE IN CAROLINA.
SOME DANCE,
SOME PRANCE,
I'LL SAY.
THERE'S NOTHING FINER
THAN THE CHARLESTON,
CHARLESTON.
LORD, HOW YOU CAN SHUFFLE.
EV'RY STEP YOU DO
LEADS TO SOMETHING NEW,
MAN, I'M TELLING YOU
IT'S A LAPAZOO.
BUCK DANCE WING DANCE
WILL BE A BACK NUMBER,
BUT THE CHARLESTON,
THE NEW CHARLESTON,
THAT DANCE IS SURELY A COMER.
SOMETIME YOU'LL DANCE IT ONE TIME,
THE DANCE CALLED THE CHARLESTON,
MADE IN NORTH CAROLINE.
 


Cowriters: James P. Johnson