Pinwheel of Death

Duke Ellington


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Writers Duke Ellington, Lorraine Feather, Rudy Jackson, Bubber Miley

Genres Standard, Jazz Standard, Jazz, Blues, Big Band Era

Recorded 1994

Lyrics WHEN THE DAYS
ARE SAD AND LONG,
I JUST KEEP
WANDERING ON,
TO THE PLACE
I HEAR A CALL,
BECAUSE THE ONE I LOVE
IS THERE
BACK TO THE FIELDS
OF COTTON
TO HEAR
A CREOLE LOVE CALL.

1994 lyrics by Lorraine Feather:
A SUITCASE OPEN
ON THE FLOOR,
IN ROOM
ELEVEN EIGHTY FOUR,
YOUR PICTURE
LYING BY THE PHONE,
IT'S CLOSE TO MORNING
AND I'M LONELY
NO ONE AROUND TO CARE,
SO I STARE
AT THESE WALLS.

I KNOW SOME PEOPLE
HERE IN TOWN,
AND THEY WERE SHOWING ME
AROUND,
THEY KNEW
THE HAPPENING PLACE TO GO,
WE LAUGHED
AND GOT A LITTLE LOWDOWN.
BUT NOW
I WANT YOU NEAR
BABY,
HEAR MY LOVE CALL.

THE MOON IS MISTY
AND GRAY,
IT NEVER SEEMS
SO FAR AWAY.
I TOUCH YOU AGAIN,
BUT NOT TOMORROW.
THEN FACE TO FACE
WE'LL LIE,
GOODBYE,
JUST A MEMORY.

A SUITCASE OPEN
ON THE FLOOR,
IN ROOM
ELEVEN EIGHTY FOUR.
I KNOW
AS I LIE VERY STILL,
I DREAMT
YOUR SCENT
WAS ON THE PILLOW.
TOO SOON TO DISAPPEAR,
BABY,
HEAR MY LOVE CALL.
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Writers Duke Ellington, Don George, Johnny Hodges, Harry James

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1957

Lyrics I NEVER CARED MUCH
FOR MOONLIT SKIES,
I NEVER WINK
AT FIREFLIES,
BUT NOW THAT THE STARS
ARE IN YOUR EYES,
I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT.
I NEVER WENT IN
FOR AFTERGLOW,
OR CANDLELIGHT
ON THE MISTLETOE,
BUT NOW WHEN
YOU TURN THE LAMP
DOWN LOW
I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT.

USED TO RAMBLE
IN THE PARK,
SHADOWBOXING
AFTER DARK,
THEN YOU CAME A
ND CAUSED A SPARK
THAT'S A FOUR-ALARM FIRE
NOW.

I NEVER MADE LOVE
BY LANTERN SHINE,
I NEVER SAW RAINBOWS
IN MY WINE,
BUT NOW
THAT YOUR LIPS
ARE BURNING MINE,
I'M BEGINNING TO SEE THE LIGHT.