Pinwheel of Death

Ray Cline


SONGS

Writers Ray Cline, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1967

Lyrics COME AND GATHER AROUND ME
GOOD PEOPLE,
MY LIFE
I MUST REVEAL.
TOMORROW NIGHT
MIGHT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT
AND I KNOW HOW MY DARLING
OUGHT TO FEEL.

WHEN I HAD PLENTY
OF MONEY,
MY FRIENDS
WERE ALL STANDING AROUND,
BUT WHEN
MY POCKETBOOK WAS EMPTY,
NOT A FRIEND
ON EARTH
COULD BE FOUND.

THAT LAST TIME
I SAW MY LITTLE WOMAN,
SHE HAD A WINE GLASS
IN HER HAND.
SHE WAS DRINKING DOWN
HER TROUBLES
WITH A LOW DOWN
SORRY MAN.

MY DADDY TAUGHT ME PLENTY
AND MY MOMMA
SHE TAUGHT ME MORE.
SHE SAID
IF I DON'T QUIT
MY ROWDY WAYS
I'D HAVE TROUBLE
KNOCKING AT MY DOOR.

I WROTE MY WOMAN A LETTER
AND TOLD HER
I WAS IN JAIL.
SHE WROTE ME BACK
IN A HURRY,
SAYING, HONEY,
I'M GOING TO COME
AND THROW YOUR BAIL.

I'M A-LAYING AROUND
THIS OLD JAILHOUSE,
FORTY DOLLARS
WILL PAY MY FINE.
POOR WHISKEY
DONE AND GOT MY BODY,
PRETTY WOMEN
ARE TROUBLING MY MIND.

GIVE ME CORNBREAD
WHEN I'M HUNGRY,
CORN WHISKEY
WHEN I'M DRY,
PRETTY WOMEN
SWARMING
ALL AROUND ME,
SWEET HEAVEN
WHEN I DIE.

DIG A HOLE
IN THE MEADOW,
DIG ME
A HOLE
IN THE GROUND.
GATHER AROUND ME
GOOD PEOPLE
AND WATCH
THIS POOR RAMBLER
GO DOWN.
 

ARTISTS


Cowriters: Ralph Stanley