Pinwheel of Death

Norman Curtis


SONGS

Writers Oscar Brown Jr., Norman Curtis

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Folk, Americana

Recorded 1959

Lyrics AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION.

verse 1:
I HEARD AN OLD RAGMAN
OUT MAKING HIS ROUNDS,
COMIN' RIGHT DOWN
MY ALLEY
WITH SORROWFUL SOUNDS
CRYING,
RAGS AND OLD IRON
AND PULLING HIS CART,
I ASKED HIM
HOW MUCH HE'D GIVE ME
FOR MY BROKEN HEART.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 2:
I ASKED THAT OLD RAGMAN
HOW MUCH HE WOULD PAY,
FOR A HEART THAT WAS BROKEN
WHEN YOU WENT AWAY
FOR A BURNTOUT
OLD LOVELIGHT
THAT NO LONGER BEAMS,
AND A COUPLE
OF SLIGHTLY USED
SECOND HAND DREAMS.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 3:
WHATEVER HE'D OFFER
I'D HAPPILY TAKE,
FOR THE BIG EMPTY PROMISES
YOU USED TO MAKE
FOR THE MEM'RIES OF YOU
THAT ARE NO LONGER SWEET,
I JUST WISH
HE COULD HAUL THEM
ALL OFF DOWN THE STREET.

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.

verse 4:
WHEN LOVE DOSEN'T LAST
THEN HOW MUCH IS IT WORTH?
IT WAS ONCE MY MOST PRECIOUS
POSSESSION ON EARTH
NOW I ASKED THAT OLD RAGMAN
IF HE'D LIKE TO BUY,
BUT HE JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD
AND CONTINUED TO CRY:

Chorus:
AIGS OL' ION,
AIGS OL' ION
ALL HE WAS BUYIN'
WAS RAGS AND OLD IRON.
 

ARTISTS


Cowriters: Oscar Brown Jr.