Pinwheel of Death

William A. Dillon


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Writers William A. Dillon, Harry Von Tilzer

Genres Standard, Marriage, Family

Recorded 1944

Lyrics WHEN I WAS A BOY
MY OTHER OFTEN SAID TO ME,
“GET MARRIED BOY
AND SEE HOW HAPPY YOU WILL BE.”
I HAVE LOOKED ALL OVER,
BUT NO GIRLIE I CAN FIND,
WHO SEEMS TO BE
JUST LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL
I HAVE IN MIND,
I WILL HAVE TO LOOK AROUND
UNTIL THE RIGHT ONE I HAVE FOUND.

I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
SHE WAS A PEARL
AND THE ONLY GIRL
THAT DADDY EVER HAD,
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED GIRL
WITH HEART SO TRUE,
ONE WHO LOVES NOBODY ELSE
BUT YOU,
I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.

BY THE OLD MILL STREAM
THERE SIT A COUPLE OLD AND GRAY,
THOUGH YEARS HAVE ROLLED AWAY,
THEIR HEARTS ARE YOUNG TODAY.
MOTHER DEAR LOOKS UP AT DAD
WITH LOVE LIGHT IN HER EYE.
HE STEALS A KISS,
A FOND EMBRACE,
WHILE EV'NING BREEZES SIGH,
THEY'RE AS HAPPY AS CAN BE,
SO THAT'S THE KIND OF LOVE FOR ME.

I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
SHE WAS A PEARL
AND THE ONLY GIRL
THAT DADDY EVER HAD,
A GOOD OLD FASHIONED GIRL
WITH HEART SO TRUE,
ONE WHO LOVES NOBODY ELSE
BUT YOU,
I WANT A GIRL,
JUST LIKE THE GIRL
THAT MARRIED DEAR OLD DAD.
 

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Cowriters: Harry Von Tilzer