Pinwheel of Death

Dorothy Fields


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Writers Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad, Seasons

Recorded 2005

Lyrics verse:
THERE'S NOTHING I KNOW
HERE ON THIS EARTH
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU,
SO,
IF I WANT TO SHOW YOU
ALL YOU'RE WORTH,
I'D HAVE TO TRY SHOPPING
IN THE BLUE.

Chorus:
I'LL BUY YOU A STAR,
NOT JUST A STAR,
BUT THE BEST ONE
IN THE SKY,
YOU'LL HAVE A CLOUD
TO SLEEP ON,
A CLOUD AS SOFT
AS AN ANGEL'S SIGH.
A FINE SILVER CHAIN
MADE FROM THE RAIN
OF A SUMMER AFTERNOON.
I'LL BUY YOU A STAR,
MY DARLING,
BUT I WON'T REST
UNTIL I BUY THE MOON!

Alternate verse:
THINGS MAY NOT COME THROUGH
THE WAY YOU PLAN.
ONE MORE CHANCE IS DUE
TO EV'RY MAN.
ONE MORE CHANCE,
THAT'S IT!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE
YET,
WE'LL BE LIVING
ON SOME GRAND ESTATE
YET,
YOU'LL SEE.
AN AUTOMOBILE
SO FRANCIE GETS SOME AIR,
A COAT MADE OF SEALSKIN
IS WHAT MY WIFE WILL WEAR.
SEALSKIN ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH,
ERMINE ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH,
BUCKETS FULL OF DIAMONDS
AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH
TO SHOW YOU
WHAT YOU'RE WORTH.
THERE'S NOT ENOUGH
TO DO,
THERE'S NOTHING
ON THIS EARTH
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
I'LL HAVE TO DO MY SHOPPING
UP THERE IN THE BLUE.
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Writers Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1951

Lyrics LOVE IS THE REASON
YOU WERE BORN.
LOVE WAS THE GLEAM
IN POPPA'S EYE.
PEOPLE SUDDENLY MEET,
PEOPLE SUDDENLY FIT,
PEOPLE SUDDENLY HIT,
AND BROTHER,
THAT'S IT!
PERSONALLY...
LOVE IS A KICK
RIGHT IN THE PANTS.
LOVE IS THE ASPIRIN
YOU BUY.
IF YOURE FLAPPING
YOUR FINS,
IF YOU'RE CLIMBING
A WALL,
THERE MUST BE A REASON
FOR IT,
WHAT IS THE REASON
FOR IT?
LOVE IS THE REASON
FOR IT ALL.

LOVE IS THE NIGHT
YOU CAN'T RECALL.
LOVE IS THE EXTRA DRINK
YOU DRANK.
LOVE'S A SHOT
IN THE ARM,
LOVE'S A POKE
IN THE RIBS,
BUYIN' BOTTLES
AND BIBS,
AND FILLIN' UP
CRIBS.
OBVIOUSLY...
LOVE IS
AN OLD ESTABLISHED TRAP,
TEN MILLION SUCKERS
WALK THE PLANK,
IF YOU LAND
ON YOUR TAIL
EVERY TIME
THAT YOU FALL,
I CAN'T SEE A REASON
FOR IT,
WHO NEEDS A REASON
FOR IT?
LOVE IS THE REASON
FOR IT ALL.

ALL NIGHT A-TEASING
IN THE HALL,
HALLWAYS ARE LOVELY
FOR A BRAWL,
CALL IT THE SEASON,
I SAY LOVE IS THE REASON
FOR IT ALL.
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Writers Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Showtune, Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1967

Lyrics verse:
YOU KISSED ME ONCE
BY MISTAKE,
THOUGHT I WAS SOMEBODY ELSE.
I FELT THAT KISS
AND I ENVIED
THAT SOMEBODY ELSE.
I WANTED YOU
FOR MYSELF.
I GUESS I WAS SHAMELESS
AND BOLD.
BUT I MADE A PLAN
IN MY HEART,
I'VE NEVER BREATHED,
I'VE NEVER TOLD.

Chorus:
I MUST TRY
TO MAKE THE MAN LOVE ME,
MAKE THE MAN LOVE ME NOW.
BYE AND BYE,
I'LL MAKE THE MAN HAPPY,
I KNOW HOW.
HE MUST SEE
HOW BADLY I WANT HIM,
WANT HIM JUST AS HE IS.
MAY I SAY
THAT SHOULD THE MAN ASK ME,
I'LL BE HIS.

CAN I TELL THE MAN
JUST HOW DEARLY BLESSED
WE WOULD BE?
ALL THE BEAUTY
I SEE SO CLEARLY,
OH, WHY CAN'T HE?

SO, I PRAY TO HEAVEN
ABOVE ME,
PRAY UNTIL DAY
GROWS DIM,
FOR A WAY
TO MAKE THE MAN LOVE ME
AS I LOVE HIM.
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Writers Dorothy Fields, Arthur Schwartz

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics verse:
SOMETHING MUST HAVE HAPPENED
TO MY HEART JUST NOW,
SUDDENLY,
MY LIFE'S COMPLETE.
AND YOU BECAME
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
JUST NOW
I KNOW
AND YOU KNOW,
WE TWO KNOW.

Chorus:
THIS IS IT,
MY GREAT ROMANCE,
I WANT TO HANG ON
TO THIS ONE BIG CHANCE.
YOU'RE MINE,
MY LONELINESS DIES,
I FEEL FINE
WITH STARS IN MY EYES.
OH, IT BUILDS ME UP
TO SUCH A HEIGHT
TO KNOW
THIS IS SO VERY REAL
AND RIGHT,
AND I THOUGHT LOVE
PASSED ME BY.
BUT I MUST ADMIT
THIS IS IT!
 


Cowriters: Arthur Schwartz