Pinwheel of Death

Harry Tierney


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Writers Joseph McCarthy, Harry Tierney

Genres Standard, Pop, Ballad

Recorded 1957

Lyrics I ONCE HAD A GOWN,
IT WAS ALMOST NEW,
OH, THE DAINTIEST THING,
IT WAS SWEET ALICE BLUE.
WITH LITTLE FORGET-ME-NOTS PLACED HERE AND THERE,
WHEN I HAD IT ON,
I WALKED ON THE AIR.
AND IT WORE,
AND IT WORE,
AND IT WORE
'TIL IT WENT,
AND IT WASN'T NO MORE.

IN MY SWEET
LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN
WHEN I FIRST WANDERED
DOWN INTO TOWN.
I WAS BOTH PROUD AND SHY,
AS I FELT EVERY EYE
AND IN EVERY SHOP WINDOW
I PRIMPED PASSING BY.
THEN IN MANNER OF FASHION,
I'D FROWN
AND THE WORLD SEEMED TO SMILE ALL AROUND.
'TIL IT WILTED, I WORE IT,
I'LL ALWAYS ADORE IT,
MY SWEET LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN.

THE LITTLE SILK WORMS
THAT MADE SILK FOR THAT GOWN
JUST MADE THAT MUCH SILK
AND THEN CRAWLED IN THE GROUND.
FOR THERE NEVER WAS ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE
AND I DON'T DARE TO HOPE THERE WILL BE ANY MORE.
BUT IT'S GONE,
'CAUSE IT JUST HAD TO BE,
STILL IT WEARS IN MY MEMORY.

IN MY SWEET LITTLE
ALICE BLUE GOWN
WHEN I FIRST WANDERED DOWN INTO TOWN.
I WAS BOTH PROUD AND SO SHY,
AS I FELT EVERY EYE
AND IN EVERY SHOP WINDOW
I PRIMPED PASSING BY.
THEN IN MANNER OF FASHION,
I'D FROWN
AND THE WORLD SEEMED TO SMILE ALL AROUND.
SO IT WOULDN'T BE PROPER
IF MADE OF SILK WERE ANOTHER
MY SWEET LITTLE ALICE BLUE GOWN.
 

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Cowriters: Joseph McCarthy