Pinwheel of Death

Irving Fields


SONGS

Writers Johnnie Camacho, Irving Fields, Albert Gamse

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1946

Lyrics I STARTED OUT TO GO TO CUBA,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM CUBA,
OH, WHAT A RUMBA THEY TEACH!
PALM TREES ARE WHISPERING,
YO TE QUIERO,
WHAT COULD I DO
BUT STAY AWHILE.
I MET A CUBAN CABALLERO,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN STYLE.

SO I NEVER GOT TO CUBA,
BUT I GOT ALL ITS ATMOSPHERE,
WHY, EVEN YUBA
AND HIS TUBA,
THEY PLAYED A NIGHT
RIGHT HERE!

I'LL SAVE HAVANA
FOR MANANA,
MEANWHILE I HAVE IT
IN MY REACH.
I FOUND THE CHARM
OF ALL HAVANA
IN THE RUMBA
AT MIAMI BEACH!

I STARTED OUT
TO GO TO HAITI,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM HAITI,
QUAINT ARE THE DANCES
THEY TEACH!
THAT'S WHERE
THE ORANGES ARE ROUNDER,
THAT'S WHERE
THE WINTER DAYS ARE WARM.
THAT'S WHERE
I CAUGHT A HUNDRED POUNDER,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN FORM.

HERE WAS ALL THE CHARM OF HAITI,
THE TROPIC SKY WAS JUST AS FAIR,
THE TEMPERATURE WAS OVER EIGHTY,
WHICH THEY CALL 'COOL'
DOWN THERE!

I DIDN'T GO WHERE I INTENDED,
FAR GREATER JOY WAS IN MY REACH.
MY CARIBBEAN CRUISE WAS ENDED
IN A ROMANCE AT MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME
WHEN I TAKE A FLIGHT
THROUGH THE SKY
TO MIAMI BY THE SEA.
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME TO FLY
TO THE PLACE
WHERE MY LOVE
WAITS FOR ME.

Spanish lyric:
DE PASO EN MI
VIA JE A CUBA,
YO EN MIAMI BEACH PARE
YA SI CERQUITA
DE MI CUBA,
RUMBEANDO
ALLI ME QUEDE.
LA CHICA
QUE ME PRESENTARON
LE GUSTA
MUCHO CUMBANCHEAR.
POR ESO NO VOY
MAS A CUBA,
SI ES QUE YOU
QUIERO RUMBEAR.

TODOS DIRAN
QUE MANANA,
DE ESTE LUGAR
YO ME I RE
EN CAMBIO YO
SE QUE MANANA,
CON ELLA ESTA RE.

Y CUANDO
POR FIN NOS CASEMOS,
ES CIERTO
QUE EN MIAMI BEACH,
LA LUNA
DE MIEL PASAREMOS,
CON LA RUMBA
DE MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY, AY,
DULCE BIEN,
MUY FELIZ VIVIRE,
AL SABER QUE
TU SIEMPRE ME QUERRAS.
AY, AY, AY, AY,
NUNCA MAS YO MEI RE,
CON MI AMOR,
BAILARE SIN CESAR.
 

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