Pinwheel of Death

J. P. Richardson


SONGS

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Writers J. P. Richardson

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1958

Lyrics (spoken:)
OH,
YOU SWEET THING!
DO I WHAT?
WILL I WHAT?
OH, BABY,
YOU KNOW
WHAT I LIKE!

(sung:)
CHANTILLY LACE
AND A PRETTY FACE
AND A PONY TAIL
HANGIN' DOWN,
WIGGLE IN HER WALK
AND A GIGGLE
IN HER TALK,
MAKES THE WORLD
GO 'ROUND.
AIN'T NOTHIN'
IN THIS WORLD
LIKE A BIG EYED
GIRL
TO MAKE ME ACT
SO FUNNY,
MAKE ME SPEND
MY MONEY,
MAKE ME FEEL
REAL LOOSE
LIKE A LONG NECKED
GOOSE,
LIKE A GIRL.

(spoken:)
OH, BABY,
THAT'S A-WHAT
I LIKE!
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Writers J. P. Richardson

Genres Country, Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1960

Lyrics [verse 1]:
ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER,
STOOD RUNNING BEAR
YOUNG INDIAN BRAVE.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
OF THE RIVER,
STOOD HIS LOVELY
INDIAN MAID.
LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WAS HER SURNAME,
SUCH A LOVELY SIGHT
TO SEE;
BUT THEIR TRIBES
FOUGHT WITH EACH OTHER,
SO THEIR LOVE
COULD NEVER BE.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.

[verse 2]:
HE COULDN'T SWIM
THE RAGING RIVER,
'CAUSE THE RIVER
WAS TOO WIDE.
HE COULDN'T REACH
HIS LITTLE WHITE DOVE,
WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE.
IN THE MOONLIGHT
HE COULD SEE HER,
THROWING KISSES
'CROSS THE WAVES;
HER LITTLE HEART
WAS BEATING FASTER,
WAITING THERE
FOR HER YOUNG BRAVE.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.

[verse 3]:
RUNNING BEAR DOVE IN THE WATER,
LITTLE WHITE DOVE DID THE SAME.
AND THEY SWAM OUT TO EACH OTHER,
THROUGH THE SWIRLING STREAM
THEY CAME.
AS THEIR HANDS TOUCHED
AND THEIR LIPS MET,
THE RAGING RIVER
PULLED THEM DOWN;
NOW THEY'LL ALWAYS BE TOGETHER
IN THOSE HAPPY HUNTING GROUNDS.

[Chorus]:
OH, RUNNING BEAR,
LOVED LITTLE WHITE DOVE
WITH A LOVE
THAT REACHED THE SKY,
WITH A LOVE
AS BIG AS THE OCEAN,
WITH A LOVE
THAT NEVER DIED.
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Alt. Title White Lightnin'

Writers J. P. Richardson

Genres Country, Pop, Americana, Classic Country

Recorded 1959

Lyrics verse 1:
WELL, IN NORTH CAROLINA
WAY BACK IN THE HILLS,
ME AND MY OLD PAPPY,
HE HAD HIM A STILL.
HE BREWED WHITE LIGHTING
TILL THE SUN WENT DOWN,
AND THEN HE FILL HIM A JUG
AND HE PASS IT AROUND
MIGHTY, MIGHTY PLEASING,
PAPPY'S CORN SQUEEZING,
SHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

verse 2:
WELL, I ASKED
MY OLD PAPPY
WHY HE CALLED HIS BREW
WHITE LIGHTNING
INSTEAD OF MOUNTAIN DEW,
I TOOK A LITTLE SIP,
AND RIGHT AWAY I KNEW
AS MY EYES BUGGED OUT
AND MY FACE TURNED BLUE.
LIGHTING STARTED FLASHING,
THUNDER STARTED CRASHING,
WHEW!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

verse 3:
WELL, A CITY SLICKER CAME
AND SAID, I'M TOUGH,
I THINK I WANT TO TASTE
THAT POWERFUL STUFF.
HE TOOK ONE WHOLE SLUG
AND HE DRANK IT RIGHT DOWN,
AND I HEARD HIM MOANING
AS HE HIT THE GROUND,
MIGHTY, MIGHTY PLEASING,
YOUR PAPPY'S CORN SQUEEZING,
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!

Chorus:
WELL, THE G-MEN,
T-MEN,
REVENUERS TOO,
SEARCHING FOR A PLACE
WHERE HE MADE HIS BREW.
THEY WERE LOOKING
TRYING TO BOOK HIM,
BUT MY PAPPY
KEPT ON COOKING
WHOO!
WHITE LIGHTNING!!!