Pinwheel of Death

Paul Lawrence Dunbar


SONGS

Writers Oscar Brown Jr., Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Folk

Recorded 1962

Lyrics GO 'WAY
AND QUIT THAT NOISE
MISS LUCY,
PUT THAT MUSIC BOOK AWAY,
WHAT'S THE USE
TO KEEP ON TRYIN'?
IF YOU PRACTICE
TILL YOU'RE GRAY,
YOU CAN'T START NO NOTES
A-FLYIN',
LIKE THE ONES
THAT RANTS AND RINGS,
FROM THE KITCHEN
TO THE BIG WOODS,
WHEN MALINDY SINGS.

EASY 'NOUGH
FOR FOLKS TO HOLLER,
LOOKIN' AT THE LINES
AND DOTS,
WHEN THEY AIN'T
NO ONE CAN SENSE IT
AN' THE CHUNE COMES IN,
IN SPOTS,
BUT FOR REAL RELOJOUS MUSIC,
THAT JUS' STRIKES YOUR HEART
AND CLINGS,
JUS' YOU STAN'
AND LISTEN WITH ME,
WHEN MALINDY SINGS.

OH, IT'S SWEETER
THAN MUSIC
OF AN EDUCATED BAND,
AND IT'S DEARER
THAN THE BATTLE SONGS
OF TRIUMPH IN THE LAND.
IT SEEMS HOLIER
THAN EVENIN'
WHEN THE SOLEMN
CHURCH BELL RINGS,
AS I SIT
AND CALMLY LISTEN
WHILE MALINDY SINGS.
TOWSER,
STOP THAT BARKIN',
HEAR ME!
MANDY,
MAKE THAT CHILE KEEP STILL,
CAN'T YOU HEAR
THE ECHOES CALLIN'
FROM THE VALLEY
TO THE HILL?
LET ME LISTEN,
I CAN HEAR IT,
THROUGH THE BRUSH
OF ANGEL'S WINGS,
SOFT AND SWEET,
SWING LOW,
SWEET CHARIOT,
WHEN MALINDY SINGS.
 

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Cowriters: Oscar Brown Jr.