Pinwheel of Death

J.C. Johnson


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers J.C. Johnson, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1978

Lyrics THEY HAVE A NEW EXPRESSION,
ALONG OLD HARLEM WAY,
THAT TELLS YOU WHEN A PARTY
IS TEN TIMES MORE THAN GAY.
TO SAY THAT THINGS ARE JUMPIN'
LEAVES NOT A SINGLE DOUBT,
THAT EVERYTHING IS IN FULL SWING
WHEN YOU HEAR SOMEONE SHOUT,
HERE 'TIS:

THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN',
IT'S REALLY JUMPIN',
COME IN CATS
AND CHECK YOUR HATS,
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.
THE PIANO'S THUMPIN',
THE DANCERS BUMPIN',
THIS HERE SPOT IS MORE THAN HOT,
IN FACT THE JOINT IS JUMPIN'.

CHECK YOUR WEAPONS AT THE DOOR,
BE SURE TO PAY YOUR QUARTER,
BURN YOUR LEATHER ON THE FLOOR,
GRAB ANYBODY'S DAUGHTER.

THE ROOF IS ROCKIN',
THE NEIGHBOR'S KNOCKIN'.
WE'RE ALL BUMS
WHEN THE WAGON COMES
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.

THE JOINT IS JUMPIN',
IT'S REALLY JUMPIN',
EVERY MOSE IS ON HIS TOES,
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.
NO TIME FOR TALKIN',
IT'S TIME FOR WALKIN',
YES!
GRAB A JUG AND CUT THE RUG,
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.

GET YOUR PIG FEET,
BEER AN' GIN,
THERE'S PLENTY IN THE KITCHEN.
WHO IS THAT
THAT JUST CAME IN?
JUST LOOK AT THE WAY
HE'S SWITCHIN'.

DON'T MIND THE HOUR,
BECAUSE I'M IN POWER.
I GOT BAIL
IF WE GO TO JAIL,
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.
THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN',
IT'S REALLY JUMPIN',
WE'RE ALL BUMS
WHEN THE WAGON COMES,
I MEAN THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'.

DON'T GIVE YOUR RIGHT NAME,
NO, NO, NO!
 


Cowriters: Andy Razaf, Fats Waller