Pinwheel of Death

Faustino Curbelo


SONGS

Alt. Title Coo-ee, Coo-ee

Writers Xavier Cugat, Faustino Curbelo, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin, Pop

Recorded 1939

Lyrics English lyric by Al Stillman:

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THE CUBANS LOVE IT,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
HOW THEY TURTLE DOVE IT!

WHEN PEDRO WOOS
HIS WHOZIS,
HE OOZES
PEP AND VIM
AND IF THE GAL REFUSES,
SHE JUST LOSES OUT
WITH HIM.
THOUGH IN HIS LOVE,
HE IS VIOLENT,
HE TAKES HER BREATH
AWAY
IN SPEECH
HE IS RATHER SILENT,
HE HAS JUST TWO WORDS
TO SAY.

ALL HE SAYS IS:
CUI! CUI!
TO HIS LITTLE TURTLE DOVE,
WHEN HE IS FEELING
MOOEY MOOEY,
MEANING
VERY MUCH IN LOVE.
WE DONT TALK HIS LANGUAGE
DO WE?
BUT WE KNOW
WHEN GIRL MEETS BOY,
IN CUBA,
THE MC-CUI,
IS WHAT WE CALL
THE MC-COY.
EVERY CUBAN WHISPERS:
CUI!
TO THE ONE HES COOING TO
AND THAT
IS NO HAVANA HOOEY,
HE IS JUST SAYING:
I LOVE YOU.
WE DO NOT LIVE IN CUBA,
DO WE?
BUT IN CASE
WE EVER DO,
BE SURE TO WHISPER:
CUI,
AND I WILL CUI
BACK TO YOU.

CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
ALL THOSE
LATIN LOVEBIRDS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
JUT LIKE
TURTLE DOVE BIRDS,.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
BACK IN OLD MANHATTAN,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
SOUNDS LIKE
PIGEON LATIN.
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
YOU WILL BE HEARING
ALWAYS,
CUI, CUI,
CUI, CUI,
IN THOSE
CUBAN HALLWAYS.

Spanish lyrics:

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA ROQUETA!


ARROLLA
CON LA CONGA,
LA NEGRA
CATA CA
QUE TIE NEEN
SUS CADERAS,
TO DOEL RITMO
YEL COMPAS.

RESONADO
LOS TAMBORES,
BAILA REMOS
SINCESAR,
VAMOS NEGRA
TUMBA AFUERA,
QUE LA CONGA
VA PASAR.
CON EL RITMO
DE LAS CLAVES,
LA TAONNA
Y EL TIMBAL,
MIS PIES YA
NO SE A GUANTAN.
POR QUERER YA
CUMBANCHAR.

CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO.
CUI, CUI,
CUI CAMBA,
CUI LA
ROUETO!
 

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