Pinwheel of Death

Robert Charles Schell


SONGS

Writers Henry Glover, Wynonie Harris, Robert Charles Schell, Fred Weismantel

Genres Standard, Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 2010

Lyrics WHISKEY ON THE SHELF,
YOU WERE SO QUIET
THERE BY YOURSELF.
THINGS WERE FINE
TILL THEY TOOK YOU DOWN,
OPENED YOU UP
AND PASSED YOU AROUND.

JOHN WAS THE FIRST ONE
TO PULL YOU DOWN,
HE TOOK ONE DRINK
AND STARTED ACTING A CLOWN,
PASSED YOU TO HAZEL,
JOHN AND JACK,
PENELOPE GOT YOU
AND PASSED YOU RIGHT BACK.
THE DOORBELL RANG,
WHAT DID YOU SEE?
IN WALKED HENRY,
FRED AND MARIE.
THEY HIT YOU HIGH
AND THEY HIT YOU LOW,
THEY HIT YOU FAST
AND THEY HIT YOU SLOW.

WHISKEY ON THE SHELF,
YOU WERE SO QUIET
THERE BY YOURSELF.
THINGS WERE FINE
TILL THEY TOOK YOU DOWN,
OPENED YOU UP
AND PASSED YOU AROUND.

THEY KILLED YOU DEAD
AND THEY WANTED ANOTHER,
THEY REACHED UP ON THE SHELF
TO GRAB YOUR BROTHER.
IT'S A SHAME
THE WAY THEY DID YOU IN,
THEN THEY REACHED UP
AND GRABBED
YOUR BROTHER GIN.
GRANDFATHER WINE
NEARLY TREMBLED WITH FRIGHT,
WONDERING IF THE PARTY
WOULD LAST ALL NIGHT.
GRANDFATHER WINE
KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBT,
HE WAS NEXT IN LINE
IF THE JUICE RAN OUT.

WHISKEY ON THE SHELF,
YOU WERE SO QUIET
THERE BY YOURSELF.
THINGS WERE FINE
TILL THEY TOOK YOU DOWN,
OPENED YOU UP
AND PASSED YOU AROUND.

LOOK AT EVERYBODY,
THEY GOT REAL TIGHT,
NOW THEY WANT
TO START A FIGHT.
JOHN NEVER DID NOTHING
WRONG IN HIS LIFE,
NOW HE'S UP IN THE CORNER
WITH THE POLICEMAN'S WIFE.
FRANK'S SO DRUNK
HE CAN HARDLY SEE,
TRYING TO MAKE LOVE
TO PENELOPE.
SHE TOOK A BOTTLE
AND KNOCKED HIM
IN THE JAW,
AND THAT'S WHEN
THE NEIGHBORS
CALLED THE LAW!

WHISKEY ON THE SHELF,
YOU WERE SO QUIET
THERE BY YOURSELF.
THINGS WERE FINE
TILL THEY TOOK YOU DOWN,
OPENED YOU UP
AND PASSED YOU AROUND.