Pinwheel of Death

Jack Lawrence


SONGS

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Writers Arthur Altman, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics verse - added in year 2000:
YOU KNOW THE GAME OF LOVE
SO THE FLAME OF LOVE
NEVER BURNS YOU,
NO PASSION CONCERNS YOU,
NO VIOLINS PLAY.
BUT ME,
I LOSE CONTROL
OF MY HEART
WHEN I'M NEAR YOU.
THAT'S WHY I FEAR YOU
AND TURN AWAY.
I NEED
A LOVE THAT'S TRUE,
I WISH
IT COULD BE YOU,
I KNOW
IT SHOULD BE YOU
AND SO I SAY:

Chorus:
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
HALF A LOVE
NEVER APPEALED TO ME.
IF YOUR HEART
NEVER COULD YIELD TO ME,
THEN I'D RATHER
HAVE NOTHING AT ALL!
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
IF IT'S LOVE,
THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN.
WHY BEGIN,
THEN CRY FOR SOMETHING
THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN.
NO, I'D RATHER
HAVE NOTHING AT ALL.

BUT, PLEASE,
DON'T BRING YOUR LIPS
SO CLOSE TO MY CHEEK.
DON'T SMILE,
OR I'LL BE LOST
BEYOND RECALL.
THE KISS IN YOUR EYES,
THE TOUCH OF YOUR HAND
MAKES ME WEAK
AND MY HEART
MAY GROW DIZZY
AND FALL.

AND IF I FELL
UNDER THE SPELL
OF YOUR CALL,
I WOULD BE CAUGHT
IN THE UNDERTOW.
SO, YOU SEE,
I'VE GOT TO SAY:
NO!
NO!
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL!
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Writers Albert Lasry, Jack Lawrence, Charles Trenet

Genres Standard, Pop, Movie Song

Recorded 1960

Lyrics SOMEWHERE
BEYOND THE SEA,
SOMEWHERE
WAITING FOR ME,
MY LOVER STANDS
ON GOLDEN SANDS
AND WATCHES THE SHIPS
THAT GO SAILING
SOMEWHERE
BEYOND THE SEA,
SHE'S WAITING
FOR ME,
IF I COULD FLY
LIKE BIRDS
ON HIGH,
THEN STRAIGHT
TO HER ARMS
I'D GO SAILING.

IT'S FAR
BEYOND A STAR,
IT'S NEAR
BEYOND THE MOON,
I KNOW
BEYOND A DOUBT,
MY HEART
WILL LEAD ME THERE
SOON.

WE'LL MEET
BEYOND THE SHORE,
WE'LL KISS
JUST AS BEFORE,
HAPPY WE'LL BE
BEYOND THE SEA
AND NEVER AGAIN
WILL I GO SAILING.
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Writers David Kapp, Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin

Genres Standard, Pop, Big Band Era

Recorded 1937

Lyrics BIG BOY BLUE,
COME BLOW YOUR HORN,
BIG BOY BLUE,
IT'S ALMOST DAWN
AND THE BAND
WILL SOON BE GONE.
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
BIG BOY BLUE,
IT'S GETTING LATE,
BIG BOY BLUE,
MY FEET CAN'T WAIT.
SO BEFORE
YOU ABDICATE,
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
'CAUSE WHEN YOU BLOW HOT -
SO HOT,
HOW'M I GONNA
KEEP MY SEAT?
EVEN WITH MY TWO LEFT FEET
I MUST GIVE IN,
I MEAN GIVE OUT.

BIG BOY BLUE,
YOU KNOW IT'S SO,
BIG BOY BLUE,
BEFORE YOU GO.
SWING ME HIGH
AND SWING ME LOW,
COME ON,
BLUE,
BLOW YOUR HORN!
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Alt. Title They're So In Love

Writers Jack Lawrence, Alberto Pestalozza

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics WHEN THE MOON
HANGS LOW IN NAPOLI,
THERE'S A HANDSOME GONDOLIER,
EVERY NIGHT
HE SINGS SO HAPPILY,
SO HIS LADY LOVE
CAN HEAR.
IN A MANNER
OH GRAVISSIMO,
HE REPEATS HIS SERENADE,
AND HIS HEART BEATS
SO FORTISSIMO,
WHEN SHE RAISES
HER VENETIAN SHADE.
CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN.

CIRIBIRIBIN,
HE WAITS FOR HER
EACH NIGHT
BENEATH HER BALCONY.
CIRIBIRIBIN,
HE BEGS
TO HOLD HER TIGHT,
BUT NO,
SHE WON'T AGREE.
CIRIBIRIBIN,
SHE THROWS A ROSE
AND BLOWS A KISS
FROM UP ABOVE,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
THEY'RE SO IN LOVE.

CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
CIRIBIRIBIN,
THEY'RE SO IN LOVE.
Alt. Title Fooling Myself

Writers Jack Lawrence, Peter Tinturin

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1937

Lyrics verse:
I TRY TO KEEP YOU
OUT OF MY HEART,
BUT SOMEHOW I FIND
TRYING TO KEEP YOU
OUT OF MY HEART,
I'M OUT OF MY MIND.

Chorus:
I TELL MYSELF
I'M THROUGH WITH YOU
AND I'LL HAVE NOTHING MORE
TO DO WITH YOU.
I STAY AWAY,
BUT EV'RY DAY
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF!
I TELL MY FRIENDS
THAT I DON'T CARE,
I SHRUG MY SHOULDERS
AT THE WHOLE AFFAIR
BUT THEY ALL KNOW
IT ISN'T SO,
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF.

AND EV'RY TIME I PASS
AND SEE MY FACE
IN THE LOOKING GLASS,
I TIP MY HAT AND SAY,
HOW DO YOU DO,
YOU FOOL
YOU'RE THROWING
YOUR LIFE AWAY.

I'M ACTING GAY,
I'M ACTING PROUD,
AND EV'RY TIME
I SEE YOU
IN A CROWD
I MAY PRETEND,
BUT IN THE END,
I'M JUST FOOLIN' MYSELF.
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Writers Jack Lawrence, Ted Shapiro

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1957

Lyrics I RECALL THE STORY,
THAT NIGHT OF LOVE AND GLORY,
A NIGHT
THAT LEFT MY HEART ROMANTIC SCARS.
WE STOOD SO NEAR TO HEAVEN
THAT I REACHED CLEAR TO HEAVEN
AND GATHERED YOU A HANDFUL OF STARS.
SWEET REMEMBERED HOUR
WHEN LOVE BEGAN TO FLOWER
WITH MOONLIGHT
THROUGH THE TREES LIKE SILVER BALLS.
AND AS THE MOON GREW OLDER,
I REACHED ACROSS YOUR SHOULDER
AND GATHERED YOU A HANDFUL OF STARS.

I PLACED MY FINGERTIPS UPON YOUR LIPS
AND STARS FELL IN YOUR EYES,
MOONGLOW MADE A HALO OF YOUR HAIR.
SUDDENLY YOU LOOKED AT ME
AND DREAMS BEGAN TO RISE,
OH, WHAT THINGS UNSPOKEN
TREMBLED IN THE AIR.

OUR HEARTS WERE MADLY BEATING
AND THEN OUR LIPS WERE MEETING
AND VENUS SEEMED TO MELT
RIGHT INTO MARS.
THEN WHILE WE STOOD CARESSING,
BLUE HEAVEN SENT A BLESSING,
A SHOWER OF A HANDFUL OF STARS.
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Writers Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1939

Lyrics [verse]:
IF YOUR HEART'S IN DOUBT,
MY LOVE,
WORRIED ABOUT MY LOVE,
THEN ALL YOUR FEAR
IS ONLY FOOLISH FANCY,
DEAR.

[Chorus]:
IF I DIDN'T CARE
MORE THAN WORDS
CAN SAY,
IF I DIDN'T CARE,
WOULD I FEEL
THIS WAY?
IF THIS ISN'T LOVE,
THEN MAYBE I'M WRONG;
BUT WHY DO I LIE AWAKE
ALL NIGHT
AND DREAM
ALL DAY LONG?
IF I DIDN'T CARE,
WOULD IT BE THE SAME?
WOULD MY EV'RY PRAY'R
BEGIN AND END
WITH JUST YOUR NAME?
AND WOULD I BE SURE
THIS IS LOVE
BEYOND COMPARE?
WOULD ALL THIS BE TRUE
IF I DIDN'T CARE
FOR YOU?
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Writers Jack Lawrence, Raymond Scott

Genres Standard, Instrumental, Big Band Era

Recorded 1939

Lyrics (lyrics):

I FOUND AN OLD MUSTY BOOK,
LONG LOST
IN SOME FAR FORGOTTEN NOOK.
IN THE BOOK A FADED PICTURE,
AND THE SCENT OF FAINT PERFUME,
TWO OLD-FASHIONED LOVERS
IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DRAWING ROOM.

NOTHING IS EVER NEW,
EVER SINCE LOVE BEGAN,
SEE HER TWO EYES OF BLUE,
FLIRTING BEHIND HER FAN.
LOOK AT HIS SILK AND LACE,
ISN'T HE DEBONAIRE?
AND THE SMILE ON HIS FACE
TELLS OF THE LOVE THEY SHARE.

HEAR THEIR TWO HEARTS SOFTLY BEAT,
ONE MOMENT MORE
AND THEIR LIPS WILL MEET.
WHAT A SWEET AND CHARMING PICTURE,
LOVE IN GLORY, LOVE IN BLOOM,
DON'T YOU WISH THAT WE WERE
IN AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DRAWING ROOM.
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Writers Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1939

Lyrics verse:
HOW COULD I MAKE SUCH A FOOL MISTAKE,
THEY'RE LAUGHING ALL OVER TOWN
LOOK AT THE GREAT DELIGHT THEY TAKE
IN KICKING A HEART THAT'S DOWN.

Chorus:
IT'S FUNNY HOW YOU LOVED ME
THEN FORGOT SO SUDDENLY,
IT'S FUNNY TO EVERYONE BUT ME.
THEY TOLD ME THIS WOULD HAPPEN
NOW THEY'RE LAUGHING SECRETLY,
IT'S FUNNY TO EVERYONE BUT ME.

I SHOULD SHRUG MY SHOULDERS
AND SAY,
GOOD RIDDANCE TO A BAD AFFAIR,
BUT HOW CAN I DO
WHAT MY HEAD TELLS ME TO
WHEN MY HEART TELLS ME
HOW MUCH I CARE.

IT'S SO FUNNY I STILL LOVE YOU,
IT'S THE JOKE OF THE CENTURY,
IT'S FUNNY TO EVERYONE BUT ME.
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Writers Guy Hall, Henry Kleinkauf, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard

Recorded 1969

Lyrics JOHNSON FLOOD MISSISSIPPI,
MUD BLACK BOTTOM,
I GOT 'EM,
LINDY HOP,
CHOP CHOP CHOP,
CH-CH-CH CHARLOTTE RUSSE,
TURN ON THE JUICE!

HEP HEP,
THERE GOES THE JOHNSON RAG,
HOY HOY,
THERE GOES THE LATEST SHAG,
HO HO,
IT REALLY ISN'T A GAG,
HEP HEP,
THERE GOES THE JOHNSON RAG.
JUMP JUMP,
DON'T LET YOUR LEFT FOOT DRAG,
JEEP JEEP,
IT'S LIKE A GAME OF TAG,
JUKE JUKE,
IT'S EVEN GOOD FOR A STAG,
JUMP JUMP,
AND DO THE JOHNSON RAG.

IF YOUR FEELIN' IN THE GROOVE,
IT SENDS YOU OUT OF THE WORLD,
FUNNY HOW IT MAKES YOU MOVE.
I DON'T WANNA COAX,
BUT DON'T BE A MOKES.

ZIG ZIG,
THEN ADD A ZIG ZIG ZAG,
ZOOP ZOOP,
JUST LET YOUR SHOULDERS WAG,
ZOOM ZOOM,
AND NOW IT'S RIGHT IN THE BAG,
GET HEP
AND GET HAPPY
WITH THE JOHNSON RAG.
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.
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Writers Eric Coates, Jack Lawrence

Genres Standard, Ballad

Recorded 1942

Lyrics A SLEEPY LAGOON,
A TROPICAL MOON,
AND TWO ON AN ISLAND.
A SLEEPY LAGOON
AND TWO HEARTS IN TUNE
IN SOME LULLABY LAND.
THE FIREFLIES' GLEAM
REFLECTS IN THE STREAM,
THEY SPARKLE AND SHIMMER.
A STAR FROM ON HIGH
FALLS OUT OF THE SKY
AND SLOWLY GROWS DIMMER.
THE LEAVES IN THE TREES
ALL DANCE IN THE BREEZE
AND FLOAT ON THE RIPPLES.
WE'RE DEEP IN A SPELL,
AS NIGHTINGALES TELL
OF ROSES AND DEW.
THE MEMORY
OF THIS MOMENT OF LOVE
WILL HAUNT ME FOREVER.
A TROPICAL MOON,
A SLEEPY LAGOON,
AND YOU!
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