Pinwheel of Death

Al Stillman


SONGS

Writers Ernesto Lecuona, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1984

Lyrics THE BREEZE AND I
ARE SAYING
WITH A SIGH
THAT YOU
NO LONGER CARE.
THE BREEZE AND I
ARE WHISPERING
GOODBYE
TO DREAMS
WE USED TO SHARE.

OURS WAS A LOVE SONG
THAT SEEMED CONSTANT
AS THE MOON,
ENDING IN A STRANGE,
MOURNFUL TUNE.
AND ALL ABOUT ME,
THEY KNOW
YOU HAVE DEPARTED
WITHOUT ME,
AND WE WONDER WHY,
THE BREEZE AND I.

Spanish Lyric by Emilio de Torre
ANDALUCIA,
SUELO ENCANTADOR,
LA FLOR DE AMOR,
QUIEN VINO A TI
JAMAS TE
OLVIDDARA,
FELIZ SERA!
TUS CARMENES
GRANADINOS
DE ILUSION
DONDE LAS
FONTANAS CANTAN,
MURMURANDO
SU PASION.
ANDALUIA,
TIERRA DE PASION,
MI CORAZON.
DE AMORES
EMBRIAGADO SUSPIRO
CON TU ALIENTO
PERFUMADO
SE EMBRIAGO,
SE EMBRIAGO.
TUS NOCHES
DAN ENCANTO
AL CORAZON.
NO HAY TIERRA
MAS PRIMOROSA
QUE ANDALUCIA,
TIERRA DE ALEGRIA
Y DE AMOR,
DONDE LAS
FLORES PERFUMAN
Y LAS MUJERES
SON FLORES
DE AMORE.
ANDALUCIA,
FLOR DE AMOR.
Alt. Title Coo-ee, Coo-ee

Writers Xavier Cugat, Faustino Curbelo, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin, Pop

Recorded 1939

Lyrics English lyric by Al Stillman:

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THE CUBANS LOVE IT,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
HOW THEY TURTLE DOVE IT!

WHEN PEDRO WOOS
HIS WHOZIS,
HE OOZES
PEP AND VIM
AND IF THE GAL REFUSES,
SHE JUST LOSES OUT
WITH HIM.
THOUGH IN HIS LOVE,
HE IS VIOLENT,
HE TAKES HER BREATH
AWAY
IN SPEECH
HE IS RATHER SILENT,
HE HAS JUST TWO WORDS
TO SAY.

ALL HE SAYS IS:
CUI! CUI!
TO HIS LITTLE TURTLE DOVE,
WHEN HE IS FEELING
MOOEY MOOEY,
MEANING
VERY MUCH IN LOVE.
WE DONT TALK HIS LANGUAGE
DO WE?
BUT WE KNOW
WHEN GIRL MEETS BOY,
IN CUBA,
THE MC-CUI,
IS WHAT WE CALL
THE MC-COY.
EVERY CUBAN WHISPERS:
CUI!
TO THE ONE HES COOING TO
AND THAT
IS NO HAVANA HOOEY,
HE IS JUST SAYING:
I LOVE YOU.
WE DO NOT LIVE IN CUBA,
DO WE?
BUT IN CASE
WE EVER DO,
BE SURE TO WHISPER:
CUI,
AND I WILL CUI
BACK TO YOU.

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THOSE
LATIN LOVEBIRDS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
JUT LIKE
TURTLE DOVE BIRDS,.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
BACK IN OLD MANHATTAN,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
SOUNDS LIKE
PIGEON LATIN.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
YOU WILL BE HEARING
ALWAYS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
IN THOSE
CUBAN HALLWAYS.

Spanish lyrics:

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!


ARROLLA
CON LA CONGA,
LA NEGRA
CATA CA
QUE TIE NEEN
SUS CADERAS,
TO DOEL RITMO
YEL COMPAS.

RESONADO
LOS TAMBORES,
BAILA REMOS
SINCESAR,
VAMOS NEGRA
TUMBA AFUERA,
QUE LA CONGA
VA PASAR.
CON EL RITMO
DE LAS CLAVES,
LA TAONNA
Y EL TIMBAL,
MIS PIES YA
NO SE A GUANTAN.
POR QUERER YA
CUMBANCHAR.

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO!
Alt. Title In Spain They Say "Si Si"

Writers Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1936

Lyrics HERE'S A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
QUITE GOOD,
MAYBE IT WON'T HELP YOU
BUT IT SHOULD,
YOU CAN'T GO PLACES
UNLESS YOU'VE LEARNED
HOW THE LATINS SAY YES
THAT EDUCATIONAL,
INSPIRATIONAL, MOST SENSATIONAL YES.

IN SPAIN THEY SAY SI, SI
IN FRANCE YOU'LL HEAR
WEE, WEE
EVERY LITTLE DUTCH GIRL
SAYS YA,YA
EVERY LITTLE DANISH DOLL
SAYS DA.
BUT SWEETHEART TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN HINDUSTAN
UG! UG
MEANS O.K., BABE,
LET'S HUG.
NEVER WAS A PANAMA MA
WHO TOLD HER TRINIDADDY,
NO CAN DO.
ON EVERY VIRGIN ISLE
THEY SAY IT WITH A SMILE
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

THE MONKEYS IN A TREE
DON'T HAVE TO SAY: SI, SI
ALL THEY DO
IS WAG THEIR TAILS,
THAT'S A GAG THAT NEVER FAILS.
IN DARKEST AFRICA
THE NATIVES SAY:
UH, HUH!
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

OUT WEST THEY SAY:
WAH HOO!
THAT'S O.K., TOOTS
TO YOU.
EVERY SOUTHERN LADY
KNOWS HER STUFF,
BECAUSE HER ANSWER
ALWAYS IS SHO 'NUFF!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,
THE YES-MEN SAY: SI, SI
THERE ARE LOTS
OF POLITICIANS, THOUGH,
WHO CAN ALWAYS SAY
BOTH YES AND NO
BUT SWEETHEART
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

A LADY HORSE,
THEY SAY,
MEANS YES
WHEN SHE SAYS:
NEIGH!
EVERY LITTLE GAL
IN MEXICO
HATES TO GIVE A PAL
A NO, NO, NO!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN 606 B.C.,
THOSE GALS WOULD MIX,
SI, SI!
EVERY LITTLE CAVE MAN
USED HIS DOME,
HIT THEM ON THE HEAD,
THEN DRAGGED THEM HOME.
SO, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN
TO MY PLEA,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

Spanish lyric:

VAMOS A LA CONGA AY DIOS,
VAMOS QUE YA SUENA
EL BONGO.
LAS MARACAS SUENAN YA
Y YA REPICA EL TIMBAL,
MI NE GRA VAMOSE DETRAS,
AY QUE YA LA CONGA
NOVUELVA MAS.

PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
ANDA BONGOSERO TOCA YA,
QEESTOY MEDIO
LOCO POR BAILAR,
PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
QUE LA CONGA YA SEVA,
PARA NUNCA MAS VOLVER
A SONAR PARA VIGO
ME VOY.