Pinwheel of Death

James P. Johnson


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers James P. Johnson, Cecil Mack

Genres Standard

Recorded 1989

Lyrics [verse]:
CAROLINA,
CAROLINA,
AT LAST THEY'VE GOT YOU ON THE MAP.
WITH A NEW TUNE,
A FUNNY BLUE TUNE,
WITH A PECULIAR SNAP!
YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE
TO BUCK AND WING,
FOX-TROT,
TWO-STEP,
OR EVEN SING,
IF YOU AIN'T GOT RELIGION
IN YOUR FEET
YOU CAN DO THIS PRANCE
AND DO IT NEAT.

[Chorus]:
CHARLESTON!
CHARLESTON!
MADE IN CAROLINA.
SOME DANCE,
SOME PRANCE,
I'LL SAY.
THERE'S NOTHING FINER
THAN THE CHARLESTON,
CHARLESTON.
LORD, HOW YOU CAN SHUFFLE.
EV'RY STEP YOU DO
LEADS TO SOMETHING NEW,
MAN, I'M TELLING YOU
IT'S A LAPAZOO.
BUCK DANCE WING DANCE
WILL BE A BACK NUMBER,
BUT THE CHARLESTON,
THE NEW CHARLESTON,
THAT DANCE IS SURELY A COMER.
SOMETIME YOU'LL DANCE IT ONE TIME,
THE DANCE CALLED THE CHARLESTON,
MADE IN NORTH CAROLINE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Henry Creamer, James P. Johnson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1955

Lyrics verse 1:
I'M SO BLUE,
I DON'T KNOW
WHAT TO DO.
ALL DAY THROUGH,
I'M PINING
JUST FOR YOU.
I DID WRONG
WHEN I LET YOU
GET AWAY,
FOR NOW I GRIEVE
ABOUT YOU
NIGHT AND DAY.
I'M UNHAPPY
AND DISSATISFIED,
BUT I'D BE HAPPY
IF I HAD YOU
BY MY SIDE.

Chorus:
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU,
I'D LOVE YOU STRONG,
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU,
I'D LOVE YOU LONG.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I WOULDN'T GO,
UNTIL I TOLD YOU,
HONEY,
I LOVE YOU SO.
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
ONE HOUR TONIGHT,
IF I WAS FREE
TO DO
THE THINGS I MIGHT.
I'M TELLING YOU TRUE,
I'D BE ANYTHING
BUT BLUE,
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU.

verse 2:
ALL DRESSED UP
BUT STILL
NOWHERE TO GO,
HOW I WISH
I COULD SEE A SHOW.
BUT HERE I WAIT
WITH NO ONE
TO CALL ME DEAR,
THE ONE I LOVE
IS MANY MILES
FROM HERE.
CENTRAL,
GIVE ME
ONE-TWO-THREE-FOUR,
OH,
WON'T YOU LISTEN,
LITTLE SWEETIE,
WHILE I SAY:

Chorus:
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU,
I'D LOVE YOU STRONG,
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU,
I'D LOVE YOU LONG.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW
I WOULDN'T GO,
UNTIL I TOLD YOU,
HONEY,
I LOVE YOU SO.
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU
ONE HOUR TONIGHT,
IF I WAS FREE
TO DO
THE THINGS I MIGHT.
I'M TELLING YOU TRUE,
I'D BE ANYTHING
BUT BLUE,
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU,
FOR JUST AN HOUR,
IF I COULD BE WITH YOU.