Pinwheel of Death

Jeff Barry


SONGS

Writers Jeff Barry, Cliff Crawford, Artie Resnick

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1962

Lyrics FROM ONE LITTLE KISS
AND A WHOLE LOTTA LOVIN'
YOU BUILD A BIG MANSION
OF LOVE.
HIGH ON A HILL
OF HAPPINESS,
WITH SOMEONE
YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF.
YOU BUILD A WALL AROUND
WITH A LOT OF LOVIN',
ALL AROUND
YOUR MANSION OF LOVE
THEN ONE DAY
YOU HEAR
A STRANGE LITTLE SOUND,
TRYING TO TEAR
YOUR MANSION DOWN.

OH, CHIP CHIP,
YOU TELL A LITTLE LIE,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU MAKE YOUR BABY CRY,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU CHEAT A LITTLE BIT,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU QUARREL OVER IT.
ONE DAY
YOU'RE GONNA DISCOVER,
ONE LITTLE WRONG
LEADS TO ANOTHER.
CHIP CHIP,
CHIPPING AWAY,
CHIPPING AT
YOUR MANSION OF LOVE.

ONE LITTLE SPARK
WHEN IT STARTS
A-GLOWING,
CAN WARM
A BIG MANSION OF LOVE.
ONE LITTLE WRONG
BRINGS ON THE GLOOM,
PUTS A CHILL
IN EV'RY ROOM.

OH, CHIP CHIP,
YOU TELL A LITTLE LIE,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU MAKE YOUR BABY CRY,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU CHEAT A LITTLE BIT,
CHIP CHIP,
YOU QUARREL OVER IT.
ONE DAY
YOU'RE GONNA DISCOVER,
ONE LITTLE WRONG
LEADS TO ANOTHER.
CHIP CHIP,
CHIPPING AWAY,
CHIPPING AT
YOUR MANSION OF LOVE.
Writers Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich

Genres Pop, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1966

Lyrics Chorus:
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY,
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY.
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY,
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY.

verse:
I SAW HER WALKING
ON DOWN THE LINE,
YOU KNOW I SAW HER
FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME,
A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
STANDING ALL ALONE,
HEY, PRETTY BABY,
CAN I TAKE YOU HOME?
I NEVER SAW HER,
NEVER EVER SAW HER.

Chorus:
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY,
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY.
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY,
MY BABY
DOES THE HANKY PANKY.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Jeff Barry, Ben Raleigh

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
LAURA AND TOMMY WERE LOVERS,
HE WANTED TO GIVE HER EV'RYTHING
FLOWERS,
PRESENTS AND MOST OF ALL,
A WEDDING RING!
HE SAW A SIGN FOR A STOCK CAR RACE,
A THOUSAND DOLLAR PRIZE IT READ
HE COULDN'T GET LAURA ON THE PHONE,
SO TO HER MOTHER TOMMY SAID:

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA I MAY BE LATE,
I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO DO
THAT CANNOT WAIT.

verse 2:
HE DROVE HIS CAR
TO THE RACING GROUNDS,
HE WAS THE YOUNGEST DRIVER THERE
THE CROWD ROARED
AS THEY STARTED THE RACE,
'ROUND THE TRACK
THEY DROVE AT A DEADLY PACE!
NO ONE KNOWS
WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY,
HOW HIS CAR OVERTURNED IN FLAMES,
BUT AS THEY PULLED HIM
FROM THE TWISTED WRECK,
WITH HIS DYING BREATH,
THEY HEARD HIM SAY:

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA NOT TO CRY,
MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER DIE!

verse 3:
spoken: NOW IN THE CHAPEL LAURA PRAYS
FOR HER TOMMY WHO PASSED AWAY
sung: IT WAS JUST FOR LAURA
HE LIVED AND DIED,
ALONE IN THE CHAPEL
SHE CAN HEAR HIM CRY

Chorus:
TELL LAURA I LOVE HER!
TELL LAURA I NEED HER!
TELL LAURA NOT TO CRY,
MY LOVE FOR HER WILL NEVER DIE!