Pinwheel of Death

Wynonie Harris


SONGS

Writers Wynonie Harris, Teddy McRae

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1949

Lyrics verse 1:
MY BABY
DON'T GO FOR FANCY CLOTHES,
HIGH CLASS DINNERS
AND PICTURE SHOWS.
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO
IS STAY AT HOME
AND HUCKLEBUCK WITH DADDY
ALL NIGHT LONG.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.

verse 2:
SHE DOESN'T LIKE TO RIDE
ON BIG AIRPLANES
NEVER HAD A TRIP
ON A STREAMLINED TRAIN.
WHEN IT COMES TO KNOWIN'
WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT,
HER GOOD SWEET LOVE
WILL SURELY KNOCK YOU OUT.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.

verse 3:
I TOOK MY BABY
OUT ON A YACHT
TO FISH AROUND
AND FIND A GOOD SPOT.
STORM CAME UP
AND GOT AWFUL ROUGH
SHE GOT MAD
BECAUSE IT WASN'T ROUGH ENOUGH.

Chorus:
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS ROCK,
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT LONG.
Writers Wynonie Harris, John Mason

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Family

Recorded 1949

Lyrics WE FOUND OUT -
YES, WE DID,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW,
WE FOUND OUT -
WE FOUND OUT
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.
WE FOUND OUT -
YES, WE DID,
WE FOUND OUT -
SHE COULDN'T KEEP IT HID,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.

THINKS ABOUT THEM EV'RY DAY,
DREAMS ABOUT THEM EV'RY NIGHT,
GETS UP EARLY IN THE MORNIN',
SEE THAT HER NUMBERS
COME OUT JUST RIGHT.

WE FOUND OUT -
YES, WE KNOW,
WE FOUND OUT -
BLESS HER SOUL,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.

WE FOUND OUT -
YES, WE KNOW,
WE FOUND OUT -
BLESS HER SOUL,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.
WE FOUND OUT -
YES, OH, YES,
WE FOUND OUT -
WE FOUND OUT,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.

SHE'S AT THE FRUIT STAND
EVERY DAY,
BUYS BANANAS BY THE BUNCH,
SHE LOOKS AT ALL THE PRICE TAGS,
THAT'S WHERE SHE GETS HER HUNCH.

WE FOUND OUT -
YES, WE KNOW,
WE FOUND OUT -
BLESS HER SOUL,
WE FOUND OUT -
NOW WE KNOW
THAT GRANDMA PLAYS THE NUMBERS.
Writers Wynonie Harris, Sydney Nathan, Robert Sherman

Genres Country, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1949

Lyrics I CAN TELL BY THE LOOK
IN MY BABY'S EYES,
THAT I CAN'T KEEP UP
WITH THOSE OTHER GUYS.
ALL I DO
IS WALK THE FLOOR,
I GOT A FEELIN'
MY BABY DON'T LOVE ME NO MORE,
AND I FEEL THAT OLD AGE COMING ON.

GOIN' TO THE DOCTOR,
CAN'T TAKE YOU,
DON'T KNOW
WHAT THE DOCTOR CAN DO.
I'VE BEEN AROUND
TOO MANY YEARS,
I'VE ALSO SHED
TOO MANY TEARS,
AND I FEEL THAT OLD AGE COMING ON.

I SAID,
BABY, BABY,
MAKE LOVE TO ME,
I'LL MAKE YOU HAPPY
AS A LITTLE GIRL WANTS TO BE.
SHE SAID,
DADDY, I WOULD IF I COULD,
BUT HOT SPRINGS WATER
WON'T DO YOU NO GOOD.
AND I FEEL THAT OLD AGE COMING ON.

I'VE BEEN WITH MY BABY
A LONG, LONG TIME,
EVERYTHING SHE'S GOT IS HERS
AND ALSO MINE.
I SAID,
LET'S GET MARRIED THIS VERY DAY.
SHE SAID,
WHO'S GONNA GIVE THE BRIDE
AND GROOM AWAY.
AND I FEEL THAT OLD AGE COMING ON.
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.