Pinwheel of Death

Hank Ballard


SONGS

Writers Hank Ballard, Ralph Bass, Sydney Nathan, Sonny Woods

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.

I SENT HER
TO THE STORE
FOR CANDY.
I SENT HER
TO THE STORE
FOR CANDY.
BUT SHE CAME RIGHT BACK
SO DANDY
BEFORE I COULD CUDDLE
WITH MY ANNIE.
THERE SITS
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE.
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.

SHE'S IN MY WAY
EV'RY DAY.
WHAT CAN I SAY,
HOW CAN I PLAY?
SHE WON'T
LET ME BE.
OH!
CAN'T YOU SEE?
I'M GOING TO
CHASE HER AWAY -
SHOO!

ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S GOT
AN AUNT FANNIE.
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
ANNIE'S AUNT FANNIE,
AUNT FANNIE,
SHE ALWAYS GETS
MY NANNY.
Writers Hank Ballard, Etta James, Johnny Otis

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1955

Lyrics HEY BABY,
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO,
TO MAKE A HIT WITH YOU?

YOU GOTTA DANCE WITH ME HENRY
ALL RIGHT BABY
DANCE WITH ME HENRY
DON'T MEAN MAYBE
ROCK WITH ME HENRY
ANY OLD TIME
TALK TO ME HENRY
DON'T CHANGE MY MIND

DANCE WITH ME HENRY
YOU BETTER DANCE
WHILE THE MUSIC GOES ON
ROLL ON ROLL ON ROLL ON

WHILE THE CATS ARE BALLIN',
YOU BETTER STOP YOUR STALLIN'
IT'S INTERMISSION IN A MINUTE,
SO YOU BETTER GET WITH IT.

DANCE WITH ME HENRY,
YOU BETTER DANCE
WHILE THE MUSIC GOES ON.
ROLL ON ROLL ON ROLL ON

OOO OO-OO WEE
HENRY
YOU AIN'T MOVIN' ME.
YOU BETTER FEEL
THAT BOOGIE BEAT,
AND GET THE LEAD
OUT OF YOUR FEET.

YOU GOTTA DANCE WITH ME HENRY,
DANCE WITH ME HENRY,
ROCK WITH ME HENRY,
TALK TO ME HENRY,
DANCE WITH ME HENRY,
YOU BETTER DANCE
WHILE THE MUSIC GOES ON
ROLL ON ROLL ON ROLL ON
Alt. Title Finger Popping Time

Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1960

Lyrics HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

HERE COMES MARY,
HERE COMES SUE,
HERE COMES JOHNNY
AND BOBBY TOO.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
HEY, BABY
COME ALONG WITH ME,
HEY, BABY
COME ALONG WITH ME.
WE'RE GOIN' TO SHAKE IT
TILL IT BREAKS
JUST WAIT AND SEE.

HEY NOW ,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW,
HEY NOW.
IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.

IT'S FINGER POP
POPPIN' TIME,
FINGER POPPIN'
POPPIN' TIME.
I FEEL SO GOOD
AND THAT'S
A REAL GOOD SIGN.
Writers Hank Ballard, Alonzo Tucker

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1953

Lyrics OH, BABY,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT,
GET IT.
YOU KNOW
I WANT TO SEE YOU
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT,
WITH IT.
BECAUSE I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.
HEY, BABY,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT,
TAKE IT.
MY LOVE
IS YOURS,
DON'T FORSAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT,
SAKE IT.
BECAUSE
I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.

COME ON, BABY,
AND TAKE
YOUR DADDY'S HAND
'CAUSE YOU LOOK GOOD
TO ME.
NOW,
EASE ON UP HERE
BABY.
spoken:
NOW,
DON'T YOU WANT
TO SEE
A GOOD MAN
WITH IT?

sung:
SO BABY,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME,
HOLD ME.
DON'T
EVER STRUGGLE.
PLEASE
DON'T SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME,
SCOLD ME.
BECAUSE
I'M YOURS,
DARLING BABY,
YOURS NOW
AND ALWAYS.
Writers Hank Ballard, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1955

Lyrics HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
CAN'T DANCE NO MORE.
HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
CAN'T DANCE NO MORE.
EVERY TIME
HE STARTS DANCING,
HE HAS TO STOP
'CAUSE HIS FEET
GET SORE.

HE CAN'T HOP
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE USED TO,
ROCK
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE WANTS TO,
MOVE
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE SHOULD DO,
GROOVE
ON HIS FLAT FEET
LIKE HE OUGHT TO,
HE SITS AROUND
AND HE WISHES
HE COULD
JUMP
WITH HIS BABY
WHEN THE MUSIC
GETS GOOD.

HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
HIS DANCING DAYS
ARE GONE.
HENRY'S GOT FLAT FEET,
HIS DANCING DAYS
ARE GONE.
EVERY TIME
HE STARTS SWINGING,
HE HAS TO STOP
'CAUSE SOMEONE
DANCES ON HIS CORN.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1960

Lyrics THERE'S A THRILL
UP ON THE HILL,
LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO.
THERE'S A THRILL
UP ON THE HILL,
LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO.

THERE'S A HOUSE PARTY
WAY CROSS TOWN,
PEOPLE COMING
FOR MILES AROUND,
PUT ON
YOUR PRETTY RED DRESS,
LET'S GO SEE
ABOUT THIS MESS.
THAT'S IT BABY,
LET'S GIT
AND GO
WHERE IT IS
UP ON THE HILL.

EVERYBODY'S GONNA BE THERE.
MY FRIENDS
AND YOURS
FROM EVERYWHERE.
OH, WHAT A TIME
IT'S GONNA BE,
COME ON BABY,
LET'S GO SEE.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics SHAKE BABY SHAKE,
SHAKE SHAKE
TILL THE MEAT
ROLLS OFF YOUR BONES.
SHAKE BABY SHAKE,
SHAKE TILL YOUR MAMA
AND DADDY COME HOME.
SHAKE, SHAKE SHAKE:
I JUST LOVE YOUR SEXY WAYS.

WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE
TILL YOUR HIPS
GET TIRED AND WEAK.
WIGGLE, BABY,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE
TILL YOU FALL OUT
ON YOUR FEET.
WIGGLE, WIGGLE,
WIGGLE, WIGGLE:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

UPSIDE DOWN,
ALL AROUND.
ANY OLD WAY,
JUST CLOWN,
CLOWN, CLOWN.
OH! BABY, OH! BABY,
OH! BABY, OH! BABY,
OH! BABY, OH! BABY:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

ON THE WALL,
IN THE HALL,
DANCE, BABY, DANCE,
NOW CRAWL,
CRAWL, CRAWL.
OH! BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
OH, BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
DO IT, BABY,
DO IT, BABY:
I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS.

MOVE, BABY,
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE,
I JUST LOVE
THIS CARRYING ON,
MOVE, BABY,
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE,
'CAUSE YOUR MAMA
AND DADDY ARE GONE:
MOVE, MOVE,
MOVE.

I JUST LOVE
YOUR SEXY WAYS!
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1997

Lyrics verse 1:
EVER SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
I'VE CRIED THE WHOLE NIGHT LONG.
SINCE THE DAY
YOU SAID GOODBYE
IT HURT ME SO,
NO LIE,
NO LIE.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

Chorus:
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
OO-OO-OO
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

verse 2:
YOU NEVER LOVED ME
THOUGH YOU TOLD ME SO
IF YOU DID,
HOW COULD YOU GO?
IT WAS YOU,
NOT ME,
THAT LEFT AND WENT AWAY
WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

Chorus:
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
OO-OO-OO
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

verse 3:
TELL ME WHAT DID I DO
THAT MADE YOU GO AWAY.
TELL ME WHAT CAN I DO
TO MAKE YOU COME BACK
AND STAY.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

Chorus:
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
OO-OO-OO
TORE UP,
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
TORE UP.
TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.

TORE UP OVER YOU
AND I JUST CAN'T FIND
MY WAY.
TERRITORIAL RESTRICTIONS
MAY APPLY TO THIS TITLE.

Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1960

Lyrics COME ON, BABY,
LET'S DO THE TWIST.
COME ON, BABY,
LET'S DO THE TWIST.
TAKE ME BY MY LITTLE HAND
AND GO LIKE THIS:

EE OH TWIST,
BABY, BABY,
TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND
AND AROUND AND A-,
JUST, JUST LIKE THIS
'ROUND AND A-ROUND,
COME ON,
LITTLE MISS,
AND DO THE TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND.

WHILE DADDY IS SLEEPING
AND MOMMA AIN'T AROUND,
WHILE DADDY IS SLEEPING
AND MOMMA AIN'T AROUND,
WE'RE GONNA TWIST,
TWIST, TWIST
UNTIL WE TEAR
THE HOUSE DOWN.

EE OH TWIST,
BABY, BABY,
TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND
AND AROUND AND A-,
JUST, JUST LIKE THIS
'ROUND AND A-ROUND,
COME ON,
LITTLE MISS,
AND DO THE TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND.

YOU SHOULD SEE
MY LITTLE SIS,
YOU SHOULD SEE
MY LITTLE SIS.
SHE KNOWS
HOW TO ROCK
AND SHE KNOWS
HOW TO TWIST.

EE OH TWIST,
BABY, BABY,
TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND
AND AROUND AND A-,
JUST, JUST LIKE THIS
'ROUND AND A-ROUND,
COME ON,
LITTLE MISS,
AND DO THE TWIST
'ROUND AND AROUND.
Writers Hank Ballard

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1954

Lyrics WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
OO-WEE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
LET'S GET IT
WHILE THE GETTIN'
IS GOOD.

ANNIE,
PLEASE DON'T CHEAT,
MAKE IT REAL,
REAL SWEET.
OO-HOO WEE-EE,
SO GOOD TO ME.
WORK WITH ME ANNIE,
LET'S GET IT
WHILE THE GETTIN'
IS GOOD.

WOO, WOO, WOO WEE,
ANNIE
OW YOU THRILL ME.
MAKE MY HEAD
GO 'ROUND AND 'ROUND
AND ALL MY LOVE
COME DOWN.