Pinwheel of Death

Mary C. Bentley


SONGS

Writers Mary C. Bentley

Genres Standard, Pop, Jazz Standard, Jazz

Recorded 2005

Lyrics I WANT TO TELL YOU A STORY
FROM WAY BACK,
TRUCK ON DOWN
AND DIG ME JACK,
IN EIGHTEEN HUNDRED
AND SIXTY FIVE
A HEP CAT
STARTED SOME JIVE.
HE SAID,
COME ON GATES
AND JUMP WITH ME
AT THE JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE.
THE RHYTHM WAS SWINGING
ON THE PICNIC GROUNDS,
FRIED CHICKEN
FLOATING ALL AROUND,
EVERYBODY THERE
WAS FULL OF GLEE
AT THE JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE.
TRUMPETS BLARING IN THE AIR,
MELLOW BARBEQUE
EVERYWHERE,
CLARINETS MOANING
IN THE HALL,
ALL THE GATES
WAS HAVING A BALL.
THEY DIDN'T KNOW
HOW TO CUT THE RUG,
BUT ALL THE CATS
HAD A GAL AND JUG,
EVERYONE AS HAPPY
AS THEY COULD BE
AT THE JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE.