Pinwheel of Death

George Graff Jr.


SONGS

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Writers Ernest R. Ball, George Graff Jr., Chauncey Olcott

Genres Standard, Ballad, Choral, Seasons

Recorded 1960

Lyrics verse 1:
THERE'S A TEAR IN YOUR EYE,
AND I'M WONDERING WHY,
FOR IT NEVER SHOULD BE THERE
AT ALL.
WITH SUCH POW'R IN YOUR SMILE,
SURE A STONE YOU'D BEGUILE,
SO THERE'S NEVER A TEARDROP
SHOULD FALL.
WHEN YOUR SWEET LILTING LAUGHTER'S
LIKE SOME FAIRY SONG,
AND YOUR EYES TWINKLE BRIGHT
AS CAN BE
YOU SHOULD LAUGH ALL THE WHILE
AND ALL OTHER TIMES SMILE,
AND NOW SMILE A SMILE FOR ME.

Chorus:
WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
SURE IT'S LIKE A MORN IN SPRING.
IN THE LILT OF IRISH LAUGHTER
YOU CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
WHEN IRISH HEARTS ARE HAPPY,
ALL THE WORLD SEEMS BRIGHT
AND GAY
AND WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING,
SURE THEY STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY.

verse 2:
FOR YOUR SMILE IS A PART
OF THE LOVE IN YOUR HEART,
AND IT MAKES EVEN SUNSHINE
MORE BRIGHT.
LIKE THE LINET'S SWEET SONG,
CROONING ALL DAY LONG,
COMES YOUR LAUGHTER
SO TENDER AND LIGHT.
FOR THE SPRINGTIME OF LIFE
IS THE SWEETEST OF ALL,
THERE IS NE'ER
A REAL CARE
OR REGRET
AND WHILE SPRINGTIME IS OURS
THROUGHOUT ALL OF YOUTH'S HOURS,
LET US SMILE EACH CHANCE WE GET.

Chorus:
WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
SURE IT'S LIKE A MORN IN SPRING.
IN THE LILT OF IRISH LAUGHTER
YOU CAN HEAR THE ANGELS SING.
WHEN IRISH HEARTS ARE HAPPY,
ALL THE WORLD SEEMS BRIGHT
AND GAY
AND WHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING,
SURE THEY STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY.
 

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