Pinwheel of Death

Dave Mann


SONGS

Writers Bob Hilliard, Dave Mann

Genres Standard, Pop

Recorded 1950

Lyrics DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN WE WALTZED
TO THE SOUSA BAND?
MY,
WASN'T THE MUSIC
GRAND?
CHOWDER PARTIES
DOWN BY THE SEASHORE
EV'RY FOURTH O' JULY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN HENRY FORD
COULDN'T EVEN FIX
THE RUNNING BOARD
UNDER A CHANDLER SIX?
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN WE STAYED UP
ALL NIGHT
TO GET PITTSBURGH
ON A CRYSTAL SET?
KEYSTONE MOVIES,
COOGAN AND CHAPLIN,
MADE YOU LAUGH
AND THEN CRY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN ORVILLE WRIGHT
FLEW AT KITTY HAWK?
WELL, TAKE IT FROM ME,
I WOULD RATHER WALK!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN MOST GENTS
OWNED A PAIR OF SPATS,
WING COLLARS
AND DERBY HATS?
LOVELY LADIES
WINGING THEIR BUSTLES
MADE THOSE GENTLEMEN SIGH.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WATCHING JOHN L.
WIN EV'RY FIGHT?
'CUZ NOBODY DUCKED
FROM SULLIVAN'S RIGHT!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
WHEN THE MET
LET CARUSO SING?
MY,
DIDN'T THE RAFTERS RING?
DIAMOND JIM WAS THERE
IN THE HORSESHOE
CATCHING EVERYONE'S EYE.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN GILDA GRAY
DID THE SHIMMY-SHAKE?
AND THAT WAS THE START
OF THE FRISCO QUAKE.
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
HOW THEY LOVED
HARRY LAUDER'S ACT?
MY,
WASN'T THE PALACE PACKED?
JENNY LIND
PRESENTED BY BARNUM
SANG HER SWEET LULLABY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
CHICAGO ALL IN FLAMES
SURE CAUSED
A TERRIFIC ROW.
THEY BLAMED IT
ON MISSUS O'LEARY'S COW!
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.

DEARIE,
DO YOU REMEMBER
MAN O' WAR
WINNING EVERY RACE?
HE RAN
AT A RECORD PACE.
RIN TIN TIN
IN SERIAL CHAPTERS
ALWAYS RESCUED THE GUY.
TEST YOUR MEMORY,
MY DEARIE,
DO YOU RECALL
WHEN BABE RUTH
PITCHED
FOR THE BOSTON TEAM?
HE SURE
HAD A CURVE THAT WAS LOADED
WITH STEAM.
DEARIE,
LIFE WAS CHEERY
IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS
GONE BY.
DO YOU REMEMBER?
IF YOU REMEMBER,
WELL, DEARIE,
YOU'RE MUCH OLDER
THAN I.
 


Cowriters: Bob Hilliard