Pinwheel of Death

Francia Luban


SONGS

Alt. Title In Spain They Say "Si Si"

Writers Ernesto Lecuona, Francia Luban, Al Stillman

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1936

Lyrics HERE'S A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
QUITE GOOD,
MAYBE IT WON'T HELP YOU
BUT IT SHOULD,
YOU CAN'T GO PLACES
UNLESS YOU'VE LEARNED
HOW THE LATINS SAY YES
THAT EDUCATIONAL,
INSPIRATIONAL, MOST SENSATIONAL YES.

IN SPAIN THEY SAY SI, SI
IN FRANCE YOU'LL HEAR
WEE, WEE
EVERY LITTLE DUTCH GIRL
SAYS YA,YA
EVERY LITTLE DANISH DOLL
SAYS DA.
BUT SWEETHEART TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN HINDUSTAN
UG! UG
MEANS O.K., BABE,
LET'S HUG.
NEVER WAS A PANAMA MA
WHO TOLD HER TRINIDADDY,
NO CAN DO.
ON EVERY VIRGIN ISLE
THEY SAY IT WITH A SMILE
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

THE MONKEYS IN A TREE
DON'T HAVE TO SAY: SI, SI
ALL THEY DO
IS WAG THEIR TAILS,
THAT'S A GAG THAT NEVER FAILS.
IN DARKEST AFRICA
THE NATIVES SAY:
UH, HUH!
BUT YOU NEVER HEAR MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

OUT WEST THEY SAY:
WAH HOO!
THAT'S O.K., TOOTS
TO YOU.
EVERY SOUTHERN LADY
KNOWS HER STUFF,
BECAUSE HER ANSWER
ALWAYS IS SHO 'NUFF!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,
THE YES-MEN SAY: SI, SI
THERE ARE LOTS
OF POLITICIANS, THOUGH,
WHO CAN ALWAYS SAY
BOTH YES AND NO
BUT SWEETHEART
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

A LADY HORSE,
THEY SAY,
MEANS YES
WHEN SHE SAYS:
NEIGH!
EVERY LITTLE GAL
IN MEXICO
HATES TO GIVE A PAL
A NO, NO, NO!
BUT, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

IN 606 B.C.,
THOSE GALS WOULD MIX,
SI, SI!
EVERY LITTLE CAVE MAN
USED HIS DOME,
HIT THEM ON THE HEAD,
THEN DRAGGED THEM HOME.
SO, SWEETHEART,
TELL ME WHY,
NO MATTER HOW I TRY,
YOU WON'T LISTEN
TO MY PLEA,
YOU WON'T LISTEN TO MY PLEA,
WON'T SAY YES
IN ANY LANGUAGE TO ME,
WHEN WILL YOU SAY
SI, SI?

Spanish lyric:

VAMOS A LA CONGA AY DIOS,
VAMOS QUE YA SUENA
EL BONGO.
LAS MARACAS SUENAN YA
Y YA REPICA EL TIMBAL,
MI NE GRA VAMOSE DETRAS,
AY QUE YA LA CONGA
NOVUELVA MAS.

PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
ANDA BONGOSERO TOCA YA,
QEESTOY MEDIO
LOCO POR BAILAR,
PARA VIGO ME VOY,
MI NEGRA DI ME ADIOS.
QUE LA CONGA YA SEVA,
PARA NUNCA MAS VOLVER
A SONAR PARA VIGO
ME VOY.