Pinwheel of Death

Merle Kilgore


SONGS

Writers Merle Kilgore

Genres Country, Folk, Children-Novelty, Family

Recorded 1988

Lyrics verse 1:
AS I SIT HERE
IN THIS OLD FOLKS HOME
MY HAIR IS WHITE AS SNOW,
I REMEMBER BACK WHEN
I WAS YOUNG AGAIN,
HOW EV'RYTHING WAS JOLLY.

Chorus:
SISTER DID THE JIG
AND BROTHER BEAT THE DRUM
AND BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY,
BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY.

verse 2:
WELL, THEM KIDS OF MINE
HAVE ALL GROWN UP,
THEY WRITE
EV'RY NOW AND THEN,
AS I READ THE LETTERS
IT BRINGS MEMORIES
OF ALL OUR FUN
AND FOLLY.

Chorus:
SISTER DID THE JIG
AND BROTHER BEAT THE DRUM
AND BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY,
BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY.

verse 3:
THAT WIFE OF MINE,
GOD REST HER SOUL,
SHE'S GONE ON BEFORE ME.
I'LL BET SHE TOLD THE LORD
ABOUT THE TIMES
THE HOUSE WAS FILLED
WITH FOLLY.

Chorus:
SISTER DID THE JIG
AND BROTHER BEAT THE DRUM
AND BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY,
BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY.

verse 4:
THE MAN ACROSS THE HALL
IS A LONELY MAN,
HE NEVER HAD A FAM'LY,
SO HE ASKED ME
TO TELL HIM
ALL ABOUT MY KIDS
WHEN HE'S FEELING
MELANCHOLY.

Chorus:
SISTER DID THE JIG
AND BROTHER BEAT THE DRUM
AND BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY,
BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY.

verse 5:
EV'RY NIGHT I PRAY
FOR THEM KIDS OF MINE,
I WISH THEY WERE BACK
WITH ME.
BUT BEFORE I DIE,
LORD, LET ME SEE
A SIGHT
THAT MAKES ME JOLLY.

Chorus:
SISTER DID THE JIG
AND BROTHER BEAT THE DRUM
AND BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY,
BABY ROCKED HER DOLLY.
Writers Merle Kilgore

Genres Country, Americana

Recorded 1959

Lyrics Chorus:
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB.

verse 1:
SAW YOU A-MARCHING
WITH ROBERT E. LEE,
YOU HELD YOUR HEAD A-HIGH,
TRYIN' TO WIN THE VICTORY
YOU FOUGHT
FOR ALL YOUR FOLKS,
BUT YOU DIDN'T DIE
IN VAIN,
EVEN THO' YOU LOST,
THEY SPEAK HIGHLY
OF YOUR NAME.

Chorus:
'CAUSE YOU YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!

verse 2:
I HEARD YOUR TEETH CHATTER
FROM THE COLD OUTSIDE,
SAW THE BULLETS
OPEN UP THE WOUNDS
IN YOUR SIDE
I SAW THE YOUNG BOYS
AS THEY BEGAN TO FALL,
YOU HAD TEARS IN YOUR EYES
'CAUSE YOU COULDN'T HELP
AT ALL.

Chorus:
BUT YOU YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT
ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB.

verse 3:
I SAW GENERAL LEE
RAISE A SABRE IN HIS HAND,
HEARD THE CANNONS ROAR
AS YOU MADE YOUR LAST STAND
YOU MARCHED INTO BATTLE
WITH THE GRAY AND THE RED,
WHEN THE CANNON SMOKE CLEARED,
TOOK DAYS TO COUNT THE DEAD.

Chorus:
'CAUSE YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!

verse 4:
WHEN HONEST ABE
HEARD THE NEWS
ABOUT YOUR FALL,
THE FOLKS THOOUGHT HE'D CALL
A GREAT VICTORY BALL!
BUT HE ASKED THE BAND
TO PLAY THE SONG, DIXIE,
FOR YOU
JOHNNY REB,
AND ALL THAT YOU BELIEVE.

Chorus - fade:
'CAUSE YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB,
JOHNNY REB,
YOU FOUGHT ALL THE WAY,
JOHNNY REB!
Writers Merle Kilgore, Faron Young

Genres Country, Classic Country

Recorded 1958

Lyrics AS WE'RE INTRODUCED AGAIN
YOU SAY
THAT WE WERE OLD FRIENDS,
BUT YOU USED TO HOLD ME,
YOU USED TO KISS ME
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.
AND TO ME IT SEEMS SO STRANGE
TO CALL YOU BY ANOTHER NAME
'CAUSE YOU USED TO HOLD ME,
YOU USED TO KISS ME
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.

JUST SEEING YOU AGAIN
MAKES ME REMEMBER
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO
WHEN YOU WERE MINE.
BUT IT'S TOO LATE
TO LIVE MY LIFE ALL OVER,
OR TO TURN BACK
OLD PAGES OF TIME.

AS YOU TURNED AND WALKED AWAY
I THOUGHT AGAIN OF YESTERDAY
WHEN YOU USED TO HOLD ME,
YOU USED TO KISS ME
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.
Writers Merle Kilgore

Genres Country

Recorded 1960

Lyrics NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
I THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL,
LOVE HAS MADE YOU BEAUTIFUL
TO ME.
NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
I THINK YOU'RE GLAMOROUS,
YOU'RE THE BEST THING
THAT'S HAPPENED TO ME.
I TELL ALL MY FRIENDS
YOU'RE REALLY TOO GOOD,
TOO GOOD
TO LOVE SOMEBODY LIKE ME.
NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
I THINK YOU'RE EV'RYTHING,
AND EV'RYTHING TO ME
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE.
NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE MINE
I THINK YOU'RE WONDERFUL,
LOVE HAS MADE YOU BEAUTIFUL
TO ME.
 


Cowriters: Faron Young