Pinwheel of Death

Ben Bernie


SONGS

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Writers Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard

Genres Standard

Recorded 1932

Lyrics [verse 1]:
SHE JUST GOT HERE
YESTERDAY,
THINGS ARE HOT HERE
NOW THEY SAY,
THERE'S A BIG CHANGE
IN TOWN.
GALS ARE JEALOUS
THERE'S NO DOUBT,
STILL THE FELLOWS
RAVE ABOUT
SWEET,
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN;
AND EVER SINCE
SHE CAME
THE COLORED FOLKS
ALL CLAIM:
SAY,

[Chorus 1]:
NO GAL HAS GOT A SHADE
ON SWEET GEORGIA BROWN,
TWO LEFT FEET
BUT OH SO NEAT
HAS SWEET GEORGIA BROWN;
THEY ALL SIGH
AND WANNA DIE
FOR SWEET GEORGIA BROWN,
I'LL TELL YOU
JUST WHY,
YOU KNOW
I DON'T LIE,
NOT MUCH!
IT'S BEEN SAID
SHE KNOCKS 'EM
DEAD
WHEN SHE LANDS
IN TOWN;
SINCE SHE CAME
WHY IT'S A SHAME
HOW SHE COOLS 'EM
DOWN,
FELLERS
SHE CAN'T GET
ARE FELLERS
SHE AIN'T MET,
GEORGIA CLAIMED HER,
GEORGIA NAMED HER
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN.

[verse 2]:
BROWNSKIN GALS
YOU'LL GET THE BLUES,
BROWNSKIN PALS
YOU'LL SURELY LOSE,
AND THERE'S
BUT ONE EXCUSE.
NOW I'VE TOLD YOU
WHO SHE WAS
AND I'VE TOLD YOU
WHAT SHE DOES,
HAND THIS GAL
HER DUES,
THIS COLOR'D MAIDEN'S
PRAY'R
IS ANSWER'D
ANYWHERE.
SAY,

[Chorus 2]:
NO GAL HAS GOT A SHADE
ON SWEET GEORGIA BROWN,
TWO LEFT FEET
BUT OH SO NEAT
HAS SWEET GEORGIA BROWN;
THEY ALL SIGH
AND WANNA DIE
FOR SWEET GEORGIA BROWN,
I'LL TELL YOU
JUST WHY,
YOU KNOW
I DON'T LIE,
NOT MUCH!
ALL THOSE TIPS
THE PORTER SLIPS
TO SWEET GEORGIA BROWN,
THEY BUY CLOTHES
AT FASHION SHOWS
WITH ONE DOLLAR DOWN,
OH BOY,
TIP YOUR HATS,
OH JOY,
SHE'S THE CAT'S,
WHO'S THAT MISTER?
'TAIN'T HER SISTER,
SWEET GEORGIA BROWN.
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Writers Ben Bernie, Kenneth Casey, Maceo Pinkard

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues, Instrumental, Americana, Sports

Recorded 1949

Lyrics [Instrumental]