Pinwheel of Death

Walter Donaldson


SONGS

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Writers Walter Donaldson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1944

Lyrics "REUBEN, REUBEN, I'VE BEEN THINKING,"
SAID HIS WIFEY DEAR,
"NOW THAT ALL IS PEACEFUL
AND CALM,
"THE BOYS WILL SOON BE BACK
ON THE FARM."
MISTER REUBEN STARTED WINKING
AND SLOWLY RUBBED HIS CHIN.
HE PULLED HIS CHAIR
UP CLOSE TO MOTHER
AND HE ASKED HER WITH A GRIN:

"HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM BROADWAY,
JAZZIN AROUND
AND PAINTIN' THE TOWN.
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM HARM,
THAT'S A MYSTERY.
THEY'LL NEVER WANT TO SEE A RAKE OR PLOW
AND WHO THE DEUCE CAN PARLEYVOUS A COW?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?"

"RUEBEN, RUEBEN,
YOU'RE MISTAKEN,"
SAID HIS WIFEY DEAR,
"ONCE A FARMER, ALWAYS A JAY
AND FARMERS ALWAYS
STICK TO THE HAY.".
"MOTHER REUBEN, I'M NOT FAKIN',
THO YOU MAY THINK IT STRANGE,
BUT WINE AND WOMEN
PLAY THE MISCHIEF WITH A BOY WHO'S LOOSE WITH CHANGE.

"HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM BROADWAY,
JAZZIN AROUND
AND PAINTIN' THE TOWN.
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
AWAY FROM HARM,
THAT'S A MYSTERY.
THEY'LL NEVER WANT TO SEE
A RAKE OR PLOW
AND WHO THE DEUCE
CAN PARLEYVOUS A COW?
HOW YA GONNA KEEP 'EM
DOWN ON THE FARM
AFTER THEY'VE SEEN PAREE'?"
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Walter Donaldson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard, Ballad, Family

Recorded 1947

Lyrics MAMMY, MAMMY,
THE SUN SHINES EAST,
THE SUN SHINES WEST,
BUT I'VE JUST LEARNED
WHERE THE SUN SHINES BEST.
MAMMY, MAMMY,
MY HEARTSTRINGS
ARE TANGLED AROUND ALABAMY.
I'SE A-COMIN',
SORRY THAT I MADE YOU WAIT,
I'SE A-COMIN',
HOPE AND PRAY
I'M NOT TOO LATE,
MAMMY, MAMMY,
I'D WALK A MILLION MILES
FOR ONE OF YOUR SMILES,
MY MAMMY.
 


Cowriters: Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis