Pinwheel of Death

Henry Bernard


SONGS

Writers Henry Bernard, Roy Brown

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Blues

Recorded 1949

Lyrics WELL, YOU LIKE TO BOOGIE
AND I LIKE THE BLUES,
COME ON,
PUT ON OUR DANCING SHOES
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU WANT TO GET DRUNK,
YOU GOT A POINT,
LET'S GET TOGETHER,
GONNA ROCK THIS JOINT
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU SAY
YOU WANT TO BE CLOWN,
YOU WANT TO BE A GOOF,
LET'S GET TOGETHER
AND TEAR OFF THE ROOF
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

WELL, YOU GET THE BOTTLE,
I'LL GET THE CHICKS,
GET TOGETHER
AND HAVE SOME NATURAL KICKS
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT.

GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT,
WE'RE GONNA BOOGIE AT MIDNIGHT!
Writers Henry Bernard, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Food

Recorded 1950

Lyrics EVERYBODY'S TALKING
ABOUT CHICKEN AND RICE,
ALL OF THOSE THINGS
ARE MIGHTY NICE.
GATHER AROUND,
ALL YOU GIRLS,
AND LISTEN TO ME,
I WANT TO TELL YOU
ABOUT MY BABY'S RECIPE
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL.

THERE'S A GAL
NAMED MISS FANNIE BROWN,
SHE COOKS THE BEST GUMBO
IN TOWN.
ALL OF YOU CHICKS
CAN REALLY COOK,
WHAT FANNIE BROWN WHIPS UP,
YOU DON'T LEARN IN A BOOK
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL.

NINETY-NINE TIMES
I'VE TRIED TO EAT
ALL THOSE FINE,
FANCY CUTS OF MEAT.
JUST CAN'T EAT A SINGLE BITE,
I JUST DON'T HAVE THE APPETITE
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL.

WELL, SHE PROMISED ME
SHE WOULDN'T GIVE NO ONE
HER PUDDING BUT ME,
YES, SHE PROMISED ME
SHE WOULDN'T GIVE NO ONE
HER PUDDING BUT ME
BUT I DON'T BELIEVE HER,
I'LL JUST HAVE TO
WAIT AND SEE.

GOTTA WATCH MY MY BABY
BOTH NIGHT AND DAY
SO SHE WON'T
GIVE MY PUDDING AWAY.
MY BABY'S PUDDING
IS ALL SHE OWNS,
SO THERE AIN'T NO MEAT
FOR HENRY JONES.
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL.

I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL,
I LIKE MY BABY'S PUDDING,
I LIKE IT BEST OF ALL!
Writers Henry Bernard, Morry Burns, Sydney Nathan, Henry Thurston

Genres Country, Pop, Classic Country

Recorded 1950

Lyrics verse 1:
WE'VE BEEN SWEETHEARTS
FOR SO LONG
BUT NOW YOU SAY
WE'RE THROUGH,
THE LOVE WE SHARED
IS NOW A MEMORY.
I HAD BUILT A SHIP
OF DREAMS
AND PLANNED THEM
ALL FOR YOU,
AND NOW,
I GUESS,
WHAT IS TO BE
WILL BE.

Chorus:
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE
WITH ALL THE DREAMS
I OWN,
DRIFTING OUT
ACROSS THE OCEAN BLUE.
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE,
THOUGH ALL THE SAILS
YOU'VE TORN,
AND WHEN IT STARTS
TO SINK
THEN I'LL BLAME YOU.

verse 2:
I'M JUST LIKE
A SHIP AT SEA
THAT'S LOST
WITHOUT A SAIL,
THE DARK CLOUDS
HIDE THE SUN
FROM UP ABOVE.
AND EVEN
WITH THESE BROKEN DREAMS
MY HEART WILL NEVER FAIL,
FOR DEEP INSIDE
THERE'S ONLY
ONE TRUE LOVE.

Chorus:
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE
WITH ALL THE DREAMS
I OWN,
DRIFTING OUT
ACROSS THE OCEAN BLUE.
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE,
THOUGH ALL THE SAILS
YOU'VE TORN,
AND WHEN IT STARTS
TO SINK
THEN I'LL BLAME YOU.

verse 3:
GAVE A MESSAGE
TO THE WIND
TO TAKE ME
BACK HOME
TO YOU,
HOPING
YOU WOULD HEAR
MY S.O.S.
MAYBE
YOU WOULD COME
BACK HOME,
MY DARLING,
IF YOU KNEW
HOW MUCH
MY ACHING HEART
IS IN DISTRESS.

Chorus:
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE
WITH ALL THE DREAMS
I OWN,
DRIFTING OUT
ACROSS THE OCEAN BLUE.
I'LL SAIL MY SHIP ALONE,
THOUGH ALL THE SAILS
YOU'VE TORN,
AND WHEN IT STARTS
TO SINK
THEN I'LL BLAME YOU.
Alt. Title Sitting On It All The Time

Writers Henry Bernard, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1950

Lyrics OLD MAID,
OLD MAID,
STOP ACTING
LIKE A BABY CHILD.
OLD MAID,
OLD MAID,
STOP ACTING
LIKE A BABY CHILD.
YOU WAITED
TILL YOU GOT SIXTY THREE
BEFORE YOU STARTED
RUNNIN' WILD.

WELL,
I'M LOOKING FOR A GAL,
SHE'S GOT TO BE
YOUNG AND NEAT.
WELL,
I'M LOOKING FOR A GAL,
SHE'S GOT TO BE
YOUNG AND NEAT.
WHAT GOOD IS YOUR STOVE
IF IT DON'T GIVE OUT
NO HEAT?

WELL,
YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE
WITH LOVE AND ROMANCE,
BUT YOU LET IT
PASS YOU BY.
'CAUSE WHEN YOU WERE TEN
YOU USED TO RUN FROM MEN,
YOU KEPT
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
WHEN YOU WERE FIFTEEN
YOU WERE A NATURAL QUEEN,
BUT YOU KEPT
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
WHEN YOU WERE TWENTY-TWO
YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
WHEN YOU WERE TWENTY-FIVE
YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THAT JIVE,
BUT YOU KEPT ON
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
WHEN YOU WERE THIRTY-ONE
YOU WERE HOT AS THE SUN.
YOU KEPT
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.

WHEN YOU WERE THIRTY-FIVE
YOU WERE GLAD TO BE ALIVE.
WHEN YOU WERE THIRTY-EIGHT
IT STILL WASN'T TOO LATE,
BUT YOU KEPT
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME,
YOU KEPT SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
WHEN YOU WERE FOURTY-FOUR
MEN WERE STILL KNOCKIN'
AT YOUR DOOR,
YOU KEPT
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
WHEN YOU WERE FOURTY-NINE
YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND.
WHEN YOU WERE FIFTY TWO
YOU STILL KNEW WHAT TO DO,
BUT YOU KEPT ON
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME,
YOU KEPT ON
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME.
NOW YOU'RE SIXTY-THREE,
YOU'RE TOO OLD FOR ME,
SO KEEP ON
SITTIN' ON IT ALL THE TIME!
Writers Henry Bernard, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Recorded 1949

Lyrics I'M GONNA SEARCH
THIS WHOLE WORLD WIDE
TO FIND ME ANOTHER
CHERRY RED BRIDE,
I'M GONNA KEEP HER
RIGHT HERE
BY MY CLEANHEAD SIDE.
IT AIN'T NO FRUIT
THAT I COULD FIND
TO TAKE THAT CHERRY RED
OFF MY MIND
'CAUSE I GOTTA HAVE
MY CHERRY RED ALL THE TIME.
I'M GONNA GROW A CHERRY TREE,
AIN'T NOBODY GONNA EAT
THEM CHERRIES BUT ME,
'CAUSE MY BABY'S CHERRIES
ARE SWEET AS THEY CAN BE.
Writers Henry Bernard, Tiny Bradshaw, Sydney Nathan

Genres Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1950

Lyrics WELL,
I'M PACKING MY GRIP,
THINK I'LL TAKE A TRIP,
THINK I'LL LEAVE TODAY,
NO,
I BETTER STAY.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.
THEN I'LL LOSE MY SINS,
DON'T NEED NEW FRIENDS,
I'VE HAD MY FLING,
SEEN EVERYTHING.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.

IF I JOURNEY NOW,
MY GAL WON'T WAIT FOR ME,
I CAN'T LOSE THAT GAL
BECAUSE SHE MEANS SO MUCH
TO ME.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
KINDLY REVEREND THOMAS
STOPPED,
I MADE HIM A PROMISE
HE WOULD MAKE
THE TWO OF US
JUST ONE.

LET'S FORGET THE TRAIL
TO THE COW COUNTRY,
DON'T SEND MY MAIL,
JUST HAND IT TO ME.
WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL OH WELL
OH WELL,
I'M GONNA STAY RIGHT HERE
WHERE I'M AT.