Pinwheel of Death

Albert Gamse


SONGS

TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
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Writers Albert Gamse, Joseph M. LaCalle

Genres Standard, Latin, Big Band Era

Recorded 1941

Lyrics verse 1:
A BOY FOUND A DREAM
UPON A DISTANT SHORE,
A MAID
WITH A WAY
OF WHISP'RING,
SI SENOR.
EACH NIGHT
WHILE GUITARS
WOULD SOFTLY PLAY,
THE TUNE
SEEMED TO DANCE
AROUND THE WORDS
THAT HE'D SAY:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
MY PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY,
YOU'RE LIKE
THAT LOVELY FLOWER
SO SWEET AND HEAVENLY.
SINCE I FOUND YOU,
MY HEART IS WRAPPED
AROUND YOU
AND LOVING YOU,
IT SEEMS TO BEAT
A RHAPSODY.
AMAPOLA,
THE PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY
MUST COPY
ITS ENDEARING CHARM
FROM YOU.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
HOW I LONG
TO HEAR YOU SAY,
I LOVE YOU.

verse 2:
THE BOY LEFT HIS LOVE
UPON A DISTANT SHORE
AND SAILED
FROM THE ONE
HIS ARMS
WERE LONGING FOR.
HE VOWED HE'D RETURN
ONE SUNNY DAY,
ONCE MORE TO REPEAT
WHAT HIS HEART
HAD TO SAY:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
MY PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY,
YOU'RE LIKE
THAT LOVELY FLOWER
SO SWEET AND HEAVENLY.
SINCE I FOUND YOU,
MY HEART IS WRAPPED
AROUND YOU
AND LOVING YOU,
IT SEEMS TO BEAT
A RHAPSODY.
AMAPOLA,
THE PRETTY
LITTLE POPPY
MUST COPY
ITS ENDEARING CHARM
FROM YOU.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
HOW I LONG
TO HEAR YOU SAY,
I LOVE YOU.

Spanish Version
verse 1:
DE AMOR
EN LOS HIERROS
DE TU REJA.
DE AMOR ESCUCHE
LA TRISTE QUEJA.
DE AMOR
QUE SUENAN
MI CORAZON,
DICIENDOME ASI
CON SU
DULCE CANCION:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
SERA SIEMPRE
MI ALMA
TUYA SOLA.
YO TE QUIERO,
AMADA
NINA MIA,
IGUAL
QUE AMA
LA FLOR
LA LUZ
DEL DIA.
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
NO SEAS
TAN INGRATA
Y AMAME.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPLOA,
COMO PUEDES
TU VIVIR
TAN SOLA.

verse 2:
TAL VEZ
EN LOS
HIERROS
DE TU REJA,
TRAI DOR
EL AMOR
SINTIO
SU QUEJA.
AMOR
QUEEN MI AMANTE
CORAZON,
SEMBRO POR
MI MAL
UNA DULCE
ILUSION:

Chorus:
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
SERA SIEMPRE
MI ALMA
TUYA SOLA.
YO TE QUIERO,
AMADA
INA MIA,
IGUAL
QUE AMA
LA FLOR
LA LUZ
DEL DIA.
AMAPOLA,
LINDISIMA
AMAPOLA,
NO SEAS
AN INGRATA
Y AMAME.
AMAPOLA,
AMAPOLA,
COMO PUEDES
TU VIVIR
TAN SOLA.
Writers Albert Gamse, Ernesto Lecuona

Genres Standard, Latin, Ballad, Classical, Instrumental

Recorded 1964

Lyrics English Lyrics:
FROM ONE LOVE TO ANOTHER
THIS DREAMER CALLS
TO YOUR HEART,.
OH, WHY SHOULD
A SINGLE BLUE NOTE
IN OUR LOVE SONG
KEEP US APART?

ALL BECAUSE
OF ONE SHOWER
YOU TOOK THE SUNSHINE
AWAY WITH YOU,
FROM ONE LOVE TO ANOTHER,
FROM THE OLD LOVE
TO THE NEW.
STRANGE HOW A BIT OF RAIN
CAN HIDE THE SUN,
ONE CLOUD CAN DIM THE STARS
WHEN THE DAY IS DONE
AND THRU A MOMENTS QUARREL
YESTERDAY
YOUR LOVE SEEMS
A MILLION MILES AWAY.

FROM ONE LOVE TO ANOTHER
THIS DREAMER CALLS
TO YOUR HEART,
OH, WHY SHOULD
A SINGLE BLUE NOTE
IN OUR LOVE SONG
KEEP US APART.
ALL BECAUSE
OF ONE SHOWER
YOU TOOK THE SUNSHINE
AWAY WITH YOU,
FROM ONE LOVE TO ANOTHER
FROM THE OLD LOVE
TO THE NEW,
FROM THE OLD LOVE
TO THE NEW.
Writers Albert Gamse, Ernesto Lecuona

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1984

Lyrics I KEEP DREAMING OF A NIGHT
AND A LOVE.
WE KISSED WHILE WE SWAYED
AT LA COMPARSA,
THE CARNIVAL PARADE.
THEY HOLD LANTERNS
ON HIGH,
THE BLAZE
LIGHTS THE SKY,
THEY DANCE
THROUGH THE STREET,
WHILE DRUMS ARE PLAYED
WITH A STRANGE,
RHYTHMIC BEAT.

I DREAM OF A NIGHT,
ENCHANTED BY
LA COMPARSA,
HAVANA SEEMED
ALL AFIRE,
I MET THE ONE
I DESIRE!
YOU HELD ME,
MY HEART
WAS BEATING ALOUD.
WE KISSED AND THEN
WE WERE TORN APART
IN THE CROWD.
THAT VERY MOMENT,
I LOST YOU,
AND YET MY DREAMS
RESTORE ALL THE THRILL
OF THE EVENING
OF LA COMPARSA.
AND IN THE STILL
OF THE NIGHT,
WE DANCE
LA COMPARSA
ONCE MORE!

I KEEP DREAMING
OF A NIGHT
AND A LOVE.
TOO SOON
COMES THE DAWN,
WHEN, LIKE YOUR KISS,
LA COMPARSA
IS GONE!

Spanish Lyric - by Ernesto Lecuona:
SE ESCUCHA EL RUMOR,
SE ESCUCHA EL SONAR
DEL SECO TAMBOR
DE LAS MARACAS
Y EL TIMBAL.
EL TRISTE CANTAR
DE INTENSA EMOCION
QUE INVITA A SONAR
AL AMOROSO CORAZON.

BRILLANTE Y TRIUNFAL
RITMO ARMONIOSO
Y SENSUAL
QUE INVADE TODO
MI SER,
HACIENDOLO
ESTREMECER.
SUS MAGICOS SONES
INSPIRAN
LAS CONTORSIONES
QUE MARCA
ASI EL BAILADOR
CON LUBRICO FERVOR.

EL TRISTE CANTAR
DE INTENSA EMOCION
QUE INVITA A SONAR
AL AMOROSO CORAZON!
Writers Johnnie Camacho, Irving Fields, Albert Gamse

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1946

Lyrics I STARTED OUT TO GO TO CUBA,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM CUBA,
OH, WHAT A RUMBA THEY TEACH!
PALM TREES ARE WHISPERING,
YO TE QUIERO,
WHAT COULD I DO
BUT STAY AWHILE.
I MET A CUBAN CABALLERO,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN STYLE.

SO I NEVER GOT TO CUBA,
BUT I GOT ALL ITS ATMOSPHERE,
WHY, EVEN YUBA
AND HIS TUBA,
THEY PLAYED A NIGHT
RIGHT HERE!

I'LL SAVE HAVANA
FOR MANANA,
MEANWHILE I HAVE IT
IN MY REACH.
I FOUND THE CHARM
OF ALL HAVANA
IN THE RUMBA
AT MIAMI BEACH!

I STARTED OUT
TO GO TO HAITI,
SOON I WAS AT MIAMI BEACH.
THERE,
NOT SO VERY FAR FROM HAITI,
QUAINT ARE THE DANCES
THEY TEACH!
THAT'S WHERE
THE ORANGES ARE ROUNDER,
THAT'S WHERE
THE WINTER DAYS ARE WARM.
THAT'S WHERE
I CAUGHT A HUNDRED POUNDER,
WE DANCED
IN TRUE LATIN FORM.

HERE WAS ALL THE CHARM OF HAITI,
THE TROPIC SKY WAS JUST AS FAIR,
THE TEMPERATURE WAS OVER EIGHTY,
WHICH THEY CALL 'COOL'
DOWN THERE!

I DIDN'T GO WHERE I INTENDED,
FAR GREATER JOY WAS IN MY REACH.
MY CARIBBEAN CRUISE WAS ENDED
IN A ROMANCE AT MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME
WHEN I TAKE A FLIGHT
THROUGH THE SKY
TO MIAMI BY THE SEA.
AY, AY, AY AY,
IT WILL THRILL ME TO FLY
TO THE PLACE
WHERE MY LOVE
WAITS FOR ME.

Spanish lyric:
DE PASO EN MI
VIA JE A CUBA,
YO EN MIAMI BEACH PARE
YA SI CERQUITA
DE MI CUBA,
RUMBEANDO
ALLI ME QUEDE.
LA CHICA
QUE ME PRESENTARON
LE GUSTA
MUCHO CUMBANCHEAR.
POR ESO NO VOY
MAS A CUBA,
SI ES QUE YOU
QUIERO RUMBEAR.

TODOS DIRAN
QUE MANANA,
DE ESTE LUGAR
YO ME I RE
EN CAMBIO YO
SE QUE MANANA,
CON ELLA ESTA RE.

Y CUANDO
POR FIN NOS CASEMOS,
ES CIERTO
QUE EN MIAMI BEACH,
LA LUNA
DE MIEL PASAREMOS,
CON LA RUMBA
DE MIAMI BEACH!

Montuno:
AY, AY, AY, AY,
DULCE BIEN,
MUY FELIZ VIVIRE,
AL SABER QUE
TU SIEMPRE ME QUERRAS.
AY, AY, AY, AY,
NUNCA MAS YO MEI RE,
CON MI AMOR,
BAILARE SIN CESAR.
Writers Albert Gamse, Agustin Rodriguez, Gonzalo Roig, Jack Sherr

Genres Standard, Latin

Recorded 1941

Lyrics THIS NIGHT HAS MUSIC,
THE SWEETEST MUSIC,
IT ECHOES SOMETHING
WITHIN MY HEART.
I HOLD YOU
NEAR ME,
OH DARLING,
HEAR ME,
I HAVE A MESSAGE
I MUST IMPART.
THE CLOAK OF EVENING
IS WRAPPED AROUND US,
THERE IS A SPELLING
IN ITS MYSTIC BLUE.
THIS WONDROUS EVENING,
THE MOON HAS FOUND US,
IT HEARS ME
OFFER MY ALL
TO YOU:

YOURS
TILL THE STARS
LOSE THEIR GLORY,
YOURS
TILL THE BIRDS
FAIL TO SING.
YOURS
TO THE END
OF LIFE'S STORY,
THIS PLEDGE
TO YOU, DEAR,
I BRING.
YOURS
IN THE GRAY
OF DECEMBER,
HERE
OR ON FAR
DISTANT SHORES
I'VE NEVER
LOVED ANYONE
THE WAY
I LOVE YOU.
HOW COULD I?
WHEN I WAS BORN
TO BE
JUST YOURS.

Spanish Lyric
QUIEREME MUCHO,
DULCE AMOR MIO,
QUE AMANTE SIEMPRE
TE ADORARE!
YO CONTUS BESOS,
CONTUS CARICIAS,
MIS SUFRIMIENTOS
ACALLARE.

CUANDO
SE QUIERE DEVERAS!
COMO
TO QUIERO YO
A TI!
ES IMPOSIBLE
ME CIELO,
TAN SEPARADOS
VI VIR!
CUANDO
SE QUIERE
DEVERAS
COMO
TO QUIERO
YO A TI!
ES IMPOSIBLE
MI CIELO
TAN SEPARADOS
VI VAR?
TAN SEPARDOS
VI VIR.