Pinwheel of Death

Buddy DeSylva


SONGS

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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Bud Green, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH
ALL I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY TOOTSIES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
IT MEANS THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'LL COVER GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HMM, HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.

I'M ALABAMY BOUND,
THERE'LL BE NO HEEBIE-JEEBIES HANGIN' 'ROUND.
JUST GAVE THE MEANEST TICKET MAN ON EARTH,
EVERY CENT I'M WORTH
TO PUT MY EIGHT'N' A HALVES
IN AN UPPER BERTH.

JUST HEAR THAT CHOO-CHOO SOUND,
I KNOW THAT PRETTY SOON
WE'RE GONNA COVER THE GROUND.
AND THEN I'LL HOLLER,
SO THE WORLD WILL KNOW
HERE I GO,
I'M ALABAMY BOUND.
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Louis Silvers

Genres Standard

Recorded 1947

Lyrics verse:
LIFE IS NOT A HIGHWAY
STREWN WITH FLOWERS,
STILL IT HOLDS A GOODLY SHARE
OF BLISS.
WHEN THE SUN GIVES WAY
TO APRIL SHOWERS
HERE'S THE POINT THAT
YOU SHOULD NEVER MISS.

Chorus:
THOUGH APRIL SHOWERS
MAY COME YOUR WAY,
THEY BRING THE FLOWERS
THAT BLOOM IN MAY
SO IF IT'S RAINING,
HAVE NO REGRETS
BECAUSE IT ISN'T RAINING RAIN
YOU KNOW,
IT'S RAINING VIOLETS.
AND WHERE YOU SEE CLOUDS
UPON THE HILLS,
YOU SOON WILL SEE CROWDS
OF DAFFODILS
SO KEEP ON LOOKING
FOR A BLUEBIRD
AND LIST'NING
FOR HIS SONG,
WHENEVER APRIL SHOWERS
COME ALONG.
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Vincent Rose

Genres Standard, Big Band Era

Recorded 1958

Lyrics I FOUND MY LOVE
IN AVALON
BESIDE A BAY
I LEFT MY LOVE
IN AVALON,
AND SAILED AWAY
I DREAM OF HER
AND AVALON
FROM DUSK 'TIL DAWN
SO I THINK
I'LL TRAVEL ON,
WAY ON
TO AVALON.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1955

Lyrics verse:
THERE ARE SO MANY KINDS OF RICHES,
AND ONLY ONE OF THEM IS GOLD.
THE WEALTH YOU MISS,
REMEMBER THIS,
WORTHWHILE THINGS
CANNOT BE BOUGHT OR SOLD.

Chorus:
THE MOON BELONGS TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
THE STARS BELONG TO EV'RYONE,
THEY GLEAM THERE FOR YOU AND ME.
THE FLOWERS IN SPRING,
THE ROBINS THAT SING,
THE SUNBEAMS THAT SHINE,
THEY'RE YOURS,
THEY'RE MINE!
AND LOVE CAN COME TO EV'RYONE,
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1941

Lyrics verse:
OH! THEY SAY
SOME PEOPLE LONG AGO
WERE SEARCHING
FOR A DIFF'RENT TUNE,
ONE THAT THEY
COULD CROON
AS ONLY THEY CAN.
THEY HAD THE RHYTHM
SO
THEY STARTED SWAYING
TO AND FRO.
THEY DIDN'T KNOW
JUST WHAT TO USE,
THAT IS HOW THE BLUES
REALLY BEGAN:

Chorus:
THEY HEARD THE BREEZE
IN THE TREES
SINGING WEIRD MELODIES
AND THEY MADE THAT
THE START OF THE BLUES.
AND FROM A JAIL
CAME THE WAIL
OF A DOWN HEARTED FRAIL,
AND THEY PLAYED THAT
AS PART OF THE BLUES.

FROM A WHIPPOORWILL
OUT ON A HILL,
THEY TOOK A NEW NOTE,
PUSHED IT THROUGH A HORN
'TIL IT WAS WORN
INTO A BLUE NOTE!

AND THEN THEY NURSED IT,
REHEARSED IT,
AND GAVE OUT THE NEWS
THAT THE SOUTHLAND
GAVE BIRTH TO THE BLUES!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1957

Lyrics verse:
LISTEN BIG BOY,
NOW THAT
I'VE GOT YOU LATE,
GOODNESS BUT I'M AFRAID
SOMETHING'S GOING TO HAPPEN
TO YOU.
LISTEN BIG BOY,
YOU GOT ME LOOKING OUT,
I WOULD DIE
IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
NOW.

Chorus 1:
BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT
WHEN THE WIND IS FREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
EAT AN APPLE EV'RY DAY
GET TO BED BY THREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

BE CAREFUL
CROSSING STREETS
OO OO!
DON'T EAT MEATS
OO OO!
CUT OUT SWEETS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR TUM TUM!

KEEP AWAY
FROM BOOTLEG HOOCH
WHEN YOU'RE ON A SPREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

Chorus 2:

BUTTON UP YOUR OVERCOAT
WHEN THE WIND IS FREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
WEAR YOUR FLANNEL
UNDERWEAR
WHEN YOU CLIMB
A TREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

DON'T SIT ON
HORNET'S TAILS
OO OO!
OR ON NAILS
OO OO!
OR THIRD RAILS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR TUM TUM!

DON'T GO OUT
WITH COLLEGE BOYS
WHEN YOU'RE ON A SPREE,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!

lyrics for Chorus 3 bridge and last 8:
STAY CLEAR OF
FROZEN PONDS
OO OO!
PEROXIDE BLONDS
OO OO!
STOCKS AND BONDS
OO OO!
YOU'LL GET A PAIN
AND RUIN
YOUR BANKROLL!

TAKE YOUR SPOON
OUT OF YOUR CUP
WHEN YOU'RE DRINKING
TEA,
TAKE GOOD CARE
OF YOURSELF,
YOU BELONG TO ME!
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, Al Jolson, Joseph Meyer

Genres Standard

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
WHEN THE WINTRY WINDS ARE BLOWING,
AND THE SNOW IS STARTING IN TO FALL,
THEN MY EYES TURN WESTWARD,
KNOWING THAT'S THE PLACE
I LOVE THE BEST OF ALL.
CALIFORNIA,
I'VE BEEN BLUE,
SINCE I'VE BEEN AWAY FROM YOU,
I CAN'T WAIT 'TIL I GET GOING,
EVEN NOW I'M STARTING IN TO CALL,
OH,

Chorus:
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME,
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM.
WHERE BOWERS
OF FLOWERS
BLOOM IN THE SUN
EACH MORNIN'
AT DAWNIN'
BIRDIES SING
ND EV'RYTHING.
A SUN-KISSED MISS SAID,
DON'T BE LATE.
THAT'S WHY I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
OPEN UP THAT GOLDEN GATE,
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME.

verse 2:
ANYONE WHO LIKES TO WANDER
OUGHT TO KEEP THIS SAYING
IN HIS MIND,
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
OF THE GOOD OLD PLACE
YOU LEAVE BEHIND.
WHEN YOU'VE HIT THE TRAIL AWHILE,
SEEMS YOU RARELY SEE A SMILE
THAT'S WHY I MUST FLY OUT YONDER
WHERE A FROWN
IS MIGHTY HARD TO FIND!
OH,

Chorus:
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME,
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM.
WHERE BOWERS
OF FLOWERS
LOOM IN THE SUN
EACH MORNIN'
AT DAWNIN'
BIRDIES SING
AND EV'RYTHING.
A SUN-KISSED MISS SAID,
DON'T BE LATE.
THAT'S WHY I CAN HARDLY WAIT.
OPEN UP THAT GOLDEN GATE,
CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME.
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin

Genres Standard

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse:
TELL ME,
TELL ME,
WHAT DID YOU DO
TO ME?
I JUST GOT A THRILL
THAT WAS NEW TO ME.
WHEN YOUR TWO LIPS
WERE PRESSED TO MINE.
WHEN YOU HELD ME,
I WASN'T SNUGGLING,
YOU SHOULD KNOW
I REALLY
WAS STRUGGLING.
I'VE ONLY MET YOU,
AND I SHOULDN'T
LET YOU,
BUT...

Chorus:
OH, DO IT AGAIN,
I MAY SAY,
NO, NO, NO,
NO, NO,
BUT DO IT AGAIN.
MY LIPS JUST ACHE
TO HAVE YOU TAKE
THE KISS THAT'S WAITING
FOR YOU.
YOU KNOW IF YOU DO,
YOU WON'T REGRET IT,
COME AND GET IT.
OH, NO ONE IS NEAR,
I MAY CRY,
OH, OH, OH,
OH, OH,
BUT NO ONE WILL HEAR.
MAMA MAY SCOLD ME
'CAUSE SHE TOLD ME
IT IS NAUGHTY,
BUT THEN,
OH, DO IT AGAIN,
PLEASE DO IT AGAIN!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1927

Lyrics GOOD NEWS!
YOU'RE BOUND TO DO ME GOOD,
COME RIGHT HERE TO ME,
GOOD NEWS!
GOOD NEWS!
YOU'RE WHAT I'VE WAITED FOR
I WASN'T SLATED FOR BLUES!

GOOD NEWS IS WELCOME TO ME
BAD NEWS IS HELL COME TO ME

SO MISTER GOOD NEWS
YOU'RE BOUND TO DO ME GOOD,
COME RIGHT HERE TO ME,
GOOD NEWS!
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Showtune, Standard

Recorded 1998

Lyrics [verse]:
TO BE OR NOT TO BE -
THAT IS NOT THE QUESTION!
I DECIDED LONG AGO TO BE!
WITH ME,
IT'S WHAT TO BE,
NOW.
MAKE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS,
GOOD OR BAD,
WHICH IS THE BEST FOR ME
WHEN YOU'RE AFTER
FUN AND LAUGHTER?
THIS AGGRAVATES YOU,
SOME REFORMERS SAY,
A WARMER CLIMATE AWAITS YOU!

[Chorus]:
IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ROUGE YOUR LIPS,
SHAKE YOUR SHOULDERS
AND SHAKE YOUR HIPS,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO VAMP THE MEN,
SLEEP EACH MORNING
TILL AFTER TEN,
THEN THE ANSWER IS YES,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

THIS THING OF BEING
A GOOD LITTLE GOODY
IS ALL VERY WELL.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
WHEN YOU'RE LOADED
WITH PLENTY OF HEALTH
AND VIGOR;
WHEN YOU'RE LEARNING
WHAT LIPS ARE FOR,
AND IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ASK FOR MORE,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

OH, IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO ROUGE YOUR LIPS,
SHAKE YOUR SHOULDERS
AND SHAKE YOUR HIPS,
THEN LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
(BOOP-BOOP-A-DOOP!)
AND IF IT'S NAUGHTY
TO VAMP THE MEN,
SLEEP EACH MORNING
TILL AFTER TEN,
THEN THE ANSWER IS YES,
I WANT TO BE BAD!

NOBODY CARES
JUST HOW BLUE
AND HOW LONESOME
I AM!
IF I HAVE TROUBLES
AND LAUGH,
WHY THEY DON'T
GIVE A DAMSEL CREDIT.

IF IT'S WRONG
TO LET SOMEONE TAKE,
JUST A LITTLE KISS
BY MISTAKE,
LET A LADY CONFESS,
I WANT TO BE BAD!
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Writers Buddy DeSylva, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

Genres Standard

Recorded 1967

Lyrics IT'S MADNESS
TO BE ALWAYS SITTING AROUND
IN SADNESS,
WHEN YOU COULD BE LEARNING
THE STEPS OF GLADNESS,
YOU'LL BE HAPPY
WHEN YOU CAN DO
JUST SIX OR SEVEN!
BEGIN TODAY,
YOU'LL FIND IT NICE,
THE QUICKEST WAY
TO PARADISE.
WHEN YOU PRACTICE,
HERE'S THE THING TO DO -
SIMPLY SAY AS YOU GO:

I'LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE,
WITH A NEW STEP EV'RY DAY.
I'M GONNA GET THERE AT ANY PRICE,
STAND ASIDE I'M ON MY WAY!

I GOT THE BLUES
AND UP ABOVE
IT'S SO FAIR
SHOES,
GO ON
AND CARRY ME THERE!

I'LL BUILD A STAIRWAY TO PARADISE,
WITH A NEW STEP EV'RY DAY.
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Writers Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson

Genres Standard

Recorded 1955

Lyrics I'M A DREAMER,
AREN'T WE ALL?
JUST A DREAMER,
AREN'T WE ALL?
IN MY DREAMS
EACH NIGHT IT SEEMS
MY SWEETHEART COMES TO CALL..
HE'S SO CHARMING,
STRONG AND TALL,
IT'S ALARMING HOW I FALL!
HE'S IDEAL,
BUT THEN HE ISN'T REAL,
AND I'M A FOOL,
BUT AREN'T WE ALL?
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