Pinwheel of Death

Emery Deutsch


SONGS

Writers Arthur Altman, Emery Deutsch, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1951

Lyrics [verse:]
NOW THE GYPSY BAND
REST THEIR CARAVAN
WHERE THE HILLS
CONCEAL THE SUN,
DUSKY MAGIC FALLS,
GYPSY MUSIC CALLS,
CALLS TO LOVERS
ONE BY ONE;
A LOVER STRUMS
HIS FIDDLE
WHILE HE HUMS
THIS LITTLE SONG...

[Chorus:]
PLAY, FIDDLE, PLAY,
PLAY MY LOVED ONE
A MELODY,
SING TO MY LOVE
WHILE THE STARS
SWING ABOVE.
PLAY, FIDDLE, PLAY,
SING MY LOVED ONE
A RHAPSODY,
PLAY ON THE STRINGS
OF HER HEART.

THE CAMPFIRES
ARE GLEAMING
AS RED AS THE SUN,
AND MY HEART
KEEPS DREAMING,
JUST DREAMING OF ONE.

SO SOFTLY CROON,
WHILE THE MOON
WEAVES OUR TWO HEARTS
IN HARMONY,
PLAY, FIDDLE, PLAY,
TO MY LOVE.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Emery Deutsch, Jimmy Rogan, Richard B. Smith, Frank Winegar

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1951

Lyrics WHEN A GYPSY
MAKES HIS VIOLIN CRY,
MY LIPS ARE STILL,
BUT A HAUNTING THRILL
FANS A SMOULDERING FIRE,
WHEN A GYPSY
MAKES HIS MAGIC STRINGS SIGH.
AGAIN TO ME,
COMES THE MEMORY
OF AN OLD DESIRE.
HE DRAWS HIS BOW
AND SEEMS TO KNOW
THAT LOVE ONCE HURT MY HEART.
AND AS HE PLAYS FOR ME,
I'M LOST IN REVERIE,
HOW I TREASURE
EVERY MEASURE TILL
THE LAST NOTES DIE,
WHEN A GYPSY
MAKES HIS VIOLIN CRY.