Pinwheel of Death

Egbert Van Alstyne


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Writers Egbert Van Alstyne, Harry Williams

Genres Standard

Recorded 1937

Lyrics THE ORIOLE WITH JOY
WAS SWEETLY SINGING,
THE LITTLE BROOK
WAS BABBLING IT'S TUNE,
THE VILLAGE BELLS AT NOON
WERE GAILY RINGING,
THE WORLD SEEM'D BRIGHTER
THAN A HARVEST MOON.
FOR THERE WITHIN MY ARMS
I GENTLY PRESSED YOU,
AND BLUSHING RED,
YOU SLOWLY TURNED AWAY.
I CAN'T FORGET THE WAY
I ONCE CARESSED YOU,
I ONLY PRAY
WE'LL MEET ANOTHER DAY.
I'VE REALLY COME A LONG WAY
FROM THE CITY,
AND THOUGH MY HEART'S BREAKING
I'LL BE BRAVE.
I'VE BROUGHT THIS BUNCH
OF FLOWERS,
I THINK THEY'RE PRETTY,
TO PLACE
UPON A FRESHLY MOLDED GRAVE.
IF YOU WILL SHOW ME, FATHER,
WHERE SHE'S LYING,
OR IF IT'S FAR,
JUST POINT IT OUT TO ME.
SAID HE,
SHE TOLD US ALL
WHEN SHE WAS DYING
TO BURY HER
BENEATH THE APPLE TREE

IN THE SHADE
OF THE OLD APPLE TREE
WHERE THE LOVE IN YOUR EYES
I COULD SEE.
WHEN THE VOICE THAT I HEARD,
LIKE THE SONG OF THE BIRD,
SEEM'D TO WHISPER
SWEET MUSIC TO ME.
I COULD HEAR
THE DULL BUZZ OF THE BEE,
IN THE BLOSSOMS
AS YOU SAID TO ME,
WITH A HEART THAT IS TRUE,
I'LL BE WAITING FOR YOU,
IN THE SHADE OF
THE OLD APPLE TREE.
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Writers Tony Jackson, Gus Kahn, Egbert Van Alstyne

Genres Standard

Recorded 1996

Lyrics YOU ASK ME WHY
I'M ALWAYS TEASING YOU,
YOU HATE TO HAVE ME CALL YOU
PRETTY BABY
I REALLY THOUGHT
THAT I WAS PLEASING YOU,
FOR YOU'RE JUST A BABY TO ME.
YOUR CUNNING LITTLE DIMPLES
AND YOUR BABY STARE,
YOUR BABY TALK
AND BABY WALK AND CURLY HAIR
YOUR BABY SMILE
MAKES LIFE WORTH WHILE,
YOU'RE JUST AS SWEET
AS YOU CAN BE.
YOUR MOTHER SAYS
YOU WERE THE CUTEST KID
NO WONDER, DEARIE,
THAT I'M WILD ABOUT YOU,
AND ALL THE CUNNING THINGS
YOU SAID AND DID.
WHY, I LOVE TO FONDLY RECALL,
AND JUST LIKE PETER PAN,
IT SEEMS YOU'LL ALWAYS BE
THE SAME SWEET,
CUNNING, LITTLE BABY
DEAR TO ME.
AND THAT IS WHY I'M SURE
THAT I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU
BEST OF ALL.

EVERYBODY LOVES A BABY,
THAT'S WHY I'M IN LOVE WITH YOU,
PRETTY BABY,
PRETTY BABY
AND I'D LIKE TO BE YOUR SISTER, BROTHER,
DAD AND MOTHER TOO,
PRETTY BABY,
PRETTY BABY..
WON'T YOU COME AND LET ME
ROCK YOU IN MY CRADLE OF LOVE,
AND WE'LL CUDDLE ALL THE TIME..
OH! I WANT A LOVIN' BABY
AND IT MIGHT AS WELL BE YOU,
PRETTY BABY OF MINE.