Pinwheel of Death

Ray Henderson


SONGS

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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH
ALL I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY TOOTSIES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
IT MEANS THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'LL COVER GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HMM, HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.

I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH,
EVERY CENT I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY EIGHT'N' A HALVES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
I KNOW THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'RE GONNA COVER THE GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.
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Writers Irving Caesar, Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler

Genres Standard, Movie Song, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1935

Lyrics ONCE MOTHER SAID,
MY LITTLE PET,
YOU OUGHT TO LEARN
YOUR ALPHABET.
SO IN MY SOUP
I USED TO GET
ALL THE LETTERS
OF THE ALPHABET.
I LEARNED THEM ALL
FROM A TO Z,
AND NOW
MY MOTHER'S GIVING ME:

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.

IN EVERY BOWL OF SOUP I SEE
LIONS AND TIGERS
WATCHING ME.
I MAKE THEM JUMP
RIGHT THROUGH A HOOP,
THOSE ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

WHEN I GET HOLD
OF THE BIG BAD WOLF,
I JUST PUSH HIM UNDER
TO DROWN,
THEN I BITE HIM
IN A MILLION BITS,
AND I GOBBLE HIM
RIGHT DOWN.

WHEN THEYRE INSIDE ME
WHERE ITS DARK,
I WALK AROUND
LIKE NOAHS ARK.
I STUFF MY TUMMY
LIKE A GOOP,
WITH ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
DO FUNNY THINGS TO ME.
THEY MAKE ME THINK
MY NEIGHBORHOOD
IS A BIG MENAGERIE.
FOR INSTANCE
THERE'S OUR JANITOR,
HIS NAME IS MR KLEIN,
AND WHEN HE HOLLERS
AT US KIDS,
HE REMINDS ME OF A LION.

THE GROCER
IS SO BIG AND FAT,
HE HAS A BIG MUSTACHE.
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE A WALRUS
JUST BEFORE HE TAKES A SPLASH.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1955

Lyrics verse:
THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OF RICHES,
AND ONLY ONE OF THEM IS GOLD.
THE WEALTH YOU MISS,
REMEMBER THIS,
WORTHWHILE THINGS
CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR SOLD.

Chorus:
THE MOON BELONGS TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
THE STARS BELONG TO EV'RYONE,
THEY GLEAM THERE FOR YOU AND ME.
THE FLOWERS IN SPRING,
THE ROBINS THAT SING,
THE SUNBEAMS THAT SHINE,
THEY'RE YOURS,
THEY'RE MINE!
AND LOVE CAN COME TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1941

Lyrics verse:
OH! THEY SAY
SOME PEOPLE LONG AGO
WERE SEARCHING
FOR A DIFF'RENT TUNE,
ONE THAT THEY
COULD CROON
AS ONLY THEY CAN.
THEY HAD THE RHYTHM
SO
THEY STARTED SWAYING
TO AND FRO.
THEY DIDN'T KNOW
JUST WHAT TO USE,
THAT IS HOW THE BLUES
REALLY BEGAN:

Chorus:
THEY HEARD THE BREEZE
IN THE TREES
SINGING WEIRD MELODIES
AND THEY MADE THAT
THE START OF THE BLUES.
AND FROM A JAIL
CAME THE WAIL
OF A DOWN HEARTED FRAIL,
AND THEY PLAYED THAT
AS PART OF THE BLUES.

FROM A WHIPPOORWILL
OUT ON A HILL,
THEY TOOK A NEW NOTE,
PUSHED IT THROUGH A HORN
'TIL IT WAS WORN
INTO A BLUE NOTE!

AND THEN THEY NURSED IT,
REHEARSED IT,
AND GAVE OUT THE NEWS
THAT THE SOUTHLAND
GAVE BIRTH TO THE BLUES!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1957

Lyrics verse:
LISTEN BIG BOY,
NOW THAT
I'VE GOT YOU LATE,
GOODNESS BUT I'M AFRAID
SOMETHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN
TO YOU.
LISTEN BIG BOY,
YOU GOT ME LOOKING OUT,
I WOULD DIE
IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
NOW.

Chorus 1:
BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT
WHEN THE WIND IS FREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
EAT AN APPLE EV'RY DAY
GET TO BED BY THREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

BE CAREFUL
CROSSING STREETS
OO OO!
DON'T EAT MEATS
OO OO!
CUT OUT SWEETS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR TUM TUM!

KEEP AWAY
FROM BOOTLEG HOOCH
WHEN YOU'RE ON A SPREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

Chorus 2:

BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT
WHEN THE WIND IS FREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
WEAR YOUR FLANNEL
UNDERWEAR
WHEN YOU CLIMB
A TREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

DON'T SIT ON
HORNET'S TAILS
OO OO!
OR ON NAILS
OO OO!
OR THIRD RAILS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR TUM TUM!

DON'T GO OUT
WITH COLLEGE BOYS
WHEN YOU'RE ON A SPREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

lyrics for Chorus 3 bridge and last 8:
STAY CLEAR OF
FROZEN PONDS
OO OO!
PEROXIDE BLONDS
OO OO!
STOCKS AND BONDS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR BANKROLL!

TAKE YOUR SPOON
OUT OF YOUR CUP
WHEN YOU'RE DRINKING
TEA,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
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Writers Mort Dixon, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1969

Lyrics verse 1:
BLACKBIRD, BLACKBIRD,
SINGING THE BLUES
ALL DAY
RIGHT OUTSIDE
MY DOOR.
BLACKBIRD, BLACKBIRD,
WHY DO YOU SIT
AND SAY,
THERE'S NO SUNSHINE
IN STORE?
ALL THROUGH THE WINTER
YOU HUNG AROUND,
NOW I BEGIN TO FEEL
HOMEWARD BOUND.
BLACKBIRD, BLACKBIRD,
GOTTA BE ON MY WAY,
WHERE THERE'S SUNSHINE
GALORE.

Chorus:
PACK UP
ALL MY CARE
AND WOE,
HERE I GO
SINGING LOW,
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD.
WHERE SOMEBODY
WAITS FOR ME
SUGAR'S SWEET,
SO IS SHE,
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD.
NO ONE HERE
CAN LOVE
OR UNDERSTAND ME,
OH WHAT HARD LUCK
STORIES THEY ALL
HAND ME.
MAKE MY BED
AND LIGHT THE LIGHT,
I'LL ARRIVE
LATE TONIGHT,
BLACKBIRD,
BYE BYE.

verse 2:
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD,
CALLING ME FAR AWAY.
I'VE BEEN LONGING
FOR YOU.
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD,
WHAT
DO I HEAR YOU
SAY,
SKIES
ARE TURNING BLUE?
I'M LIKE A FLOWER
THAT'S FADING HERE
WHERE EV'RY HOUR
IS ONE LONG TEAR.
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD,
THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY,
NOW MY DREAMS
WILL COME TRUE.

Chorus:
PACK UP
ALL MY CARE
AND WOE,
HERE I GO
SINGING LOW,
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD.
WHERE SOMEBODY
WAITS FOR ME
SUGAR'S SWEET,
SO IS SHE,
BYE BYE BLACKBIRD.
NO ONE HERE
CAN LOVE
OR UNDERSTAND ME,
OH WHAT HARD LUCK STORIES
THEY ALL HAND ME.
MAKE MY BED
AND LIGHT THE LIGHT,
I'LL ARRIVE
LATE TONIGHT,
BLACKBIRD,
BYE BYE.
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Writers Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1953

Lyrics FIVE FOOT TWO,
EYES OF BLUE,
BUT OH!
WHAT THOSE FIVE FOOT
COULD DO,
HAS ANYBODY
SEEN MY GIRL?
TURNED UP NOSE,
TURNED DOWN HOSE,
NEVER HAD
NO OTHER BEAUS.
HAS ANYBODY
SEEN MY GIRL?
NOW IF YOU RUN INTO
A FIVE FOOT TWO,
COVERED WITH FUR,
DIAMOND RINGS
AND ALL THOSE THINGS,
BETCHA' LIFE
IT ISN'T HER.
BUT COULD SHE LOVE,
COULD SHE WOO?
COULD SHE,
COULD SHE,
COULD SHE COO?
HAS ANYBODY
SEEN MY GIRL?
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1927

Lyrics GOOD NEWS!
YOU'RE BOUND TO DO ME GOOD,
COME RIGHT HERE TO ME,
GOOD NEWS!
GOOD NEWS!
YOU'RE WHAT I'VE WAITED FOR
I WASN'T SLATED FOR BLUES!

GOOD NEWS IS WELCOME TO ME
BAD NEWS IS HELL COME TO ME

SO MISTER GOOD NEWS
YOU'RE BOUND TO DO ME GOOD,
COME RIGHT HERE TO ME,
GOOD NEWS!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1998

Lyrics [verse]:
TO BE OR NOT TO BE -
THAT IS NOT THE QUESTION!
I DECIDED LONG AGO TO BE!
WITH ME,
IT'S WHAT TO BE,
NOW.
MAKE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS,
GOOD OR BAD,
WHICH IS THE BEST FOR ME
WHEN YOU'RE AFTER
FUN AND LAUGHTER?
THIS AGGRAVATES YOU,
SOME REFORMERS SAY,
A WARMER CLIMATE AWAITS YOU!

[Chorus]:
IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ROUGE YOUR LIPS,
SHAKE YOUR SHOULDERS
AND SHAKE YOUR HIPS,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO VAMP THE MEN,
SLEEP EACH MORNING
TILL AFTER TEN,
THEN THE ANSWER IS YES,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

THIS THING OF BEING
A GOOD LITTLE GOODY
IS ALL VERY WELL.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
WHEN YOU'RE LOADED
WITH PLENTY OF HEALTH
AND VIGOR;
WHEN YOU'RE LEARNING
WHAT LIPS ARE FOR,
AND IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ASK FOR MORE,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

OH, IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ROUGE YOUR LIPS,
SHAKE YOUR SHOULDERS
AND SHAKE YOUR HIPS,
THEN LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
(BOOP-BOOP-A-DOOP!)
AND IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO VAMP THE MEN,
SLEEP EACH MORNING
TILL AFTER TEN,
THEN THE ANSWER IS YES,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

NOBODY CARES
JUST HOW BLUE
AND HOW LONESOME
I AM!
IF I HAVE TROUBLES
AND LAUGH,
WHY THEY DON'T
GIVE A DAMSEL CREDIT.

IF IT'S WRONG
TO LET SOMEONE TAKE,
JUST A LITTLE KISS
BY MISTAKE,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1955

Lyrics I'M A DREAMER,
AREN'T WE ALL?
JUST A DREAMER,
AREN'T WE ALL?
IN MY DREAMS
EACH NIGHT IT SEEMS
MY SWEETHEART COMES TO CALL..
HE'S SO CHARMING,
STRONG AND TALL,
IT'S ALARMING HOW I FALL!
HE'S IDEAL,
BUT THEN HE ISN'T REAL,
AND I'M A FOOL,
BUT AREN'T WE ALL?
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Writers Ray Henderson, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1953

Lyrics [verse 1]:
DON'T WANT ANY MILLIONS,
I'M GETTING MY SHARE.
I'VE ONLY GOT ONE SUIT,
THAT'S ALL I CAN WEAR.
A BUNDLE OF MONEY
WON'T MAKE YOU FEEL GAY.
A SWEET LITTLE HONEY
IS MAKING ME SAY:

[Chorus]:
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.
I'M QUITTING
THE BLUES OF THE WORLD,
JUST SINGING A SONG,
JUST SINGING A SONG.

GLORY HALLELUJAH,
I JUST PHONED THE PARSON,
'HEY, PAR,
GET READY TO CALL.'
JUST LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY,
I'M GOING TO FALL.

I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.

[verse 2]:
SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIAMONDS
AND BEAUTIFUL PEARLS,
WHILE OTHERS HAVE CHILDREN,
JUST KIDDIES WITH CURLS.
KEEP ALL OF YOUR FORTUNES,
KEEP ALL OF YOUR FAME,
I JUST FOUND A SWEETIE
WHO'S CHANGING HER NAME.

[Chorus]:
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.
I'M QUITTING
THE BLUES OF THE WORLD,
JUST SINGING A SONG,
JUST SINGING A SONG.

GLORY HALLELUJAH,
I JUST PHONED THE PARSON,
'HEY, PAR,
GET READY TO CALL.'
JUST LIKE HUMPTY DUMPTY,
I'M GOING TO FALL.
I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD,
JUST ROLLING ALONG,
JUST ROLLING ALONG.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
LOVERS DEPEND ON MOONLIGHT
FOR A LOVE AFFAIR.
BABIES DEPEND ON MOTHERS
FOR THEIR TENDER CARE
FLOWERS DEPEND ON SUNSHINE
AND THE MORNING DEW.
EACH THING DEPENDS ON SOMETHING,
AND I DEPEND ON YOU.

Chorus:
I CAN BE HAPPY,
I CAN BE SAD,
I CAN BE GOOD
OR I CAN BE BAD,
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU.
I CAN BE LONELY
OUT IN A CROWD,
I CAN BE HUMBLE,
I CAN BE PROUD,
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU.

I CAN SAVE MONEY,
OR SPEND IT,
GO RIGHT ON LIVING,
OR END IT.
YOU'RE TO BLAME, HONEY,
FOR WHAT I DO.

I KNOW THAT
I CAN BE BEGGAR,
I CAN BE KING,
I CAN BE
ALMOST ANY OLD THING,
IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOU.

verse 2:
ISN'T IT SWEET
TO KNOW DEAR,
YOU CAN HELP ME ON?
WOULDN'T IT HURT
TO KNOW DEAR,
ALL MY HOPES WERE GONE?
WOULDN'T IT MAKE YOU PROUD,
DEAR,
IF I MADE A NAME?
BUT IF I FAILED
TO WIN DEAR,
WOULD YOU WANT
ALL THE BLAME?

Chorus
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