Pinwheel of Death

Carter Stanley


SONGS

Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 2003

Lyrics OVER YONDER STANDS LITTLE MAGGIE
WITH A DRAM GLASS IN HER HAND.
SHE'S DRINKING AWAY HER TROUBLES
AND A-COURTIN' ANOTHER MAN.

PRETTY FLOWERS
WERE MEANT FOR BLOOMING,
PRETTY STARS
WERE MADE TO SHINE.
PRETTY WOMEN
WERE MADE FOR LOVING
LITTLE MAGGIE
WAS MADE FOR MINE.

LAST TIME I SAW LITTLE MAGGIE
SHE WAS SETTIN'
ON HE BANK OF THE SEA
WITH HER FORTY FOUR AROUND HER
AND A BANJO ON HER KNEE.

LAY DOWN YOUR LAST GOLD DOLLAR,
LAY DOWN YOUR GOLD WATCH AND CHAIN.
LITTLE MAGGIE'S GONNA DANCE FOR DADDY
LISTEN TO THAT OLD BANJO RING.

GO 'WAY, GO 'WAY
LITTLE MAGGIE,
GO AND DO THE BEST YOU CAN.
I'LL GET ME ANOTHER WOMAN,
YOU CAN GET ANOTHER MAN.
Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1973

Lyrics I'M WORRIED,
TROUBLED,
I CAN'T SLEEP,
THIS STORY
I MUST TELL:
THE WORST MISTAKE
I EVER MADE
WAS LOVING YOU
TOO WELL.

I'VE HELD YOU CLOSE
TEN THOUSAND TIMES,
YOU PROMISED TO BE MINE,
YOU BROKE MY HEART
TEN THOUSAND WAYS
WHEN YOU KISSED ME
OUR LAST TIME

I'M WORRIED,
TROUBLED,
I CAN'T SLEEP,
THIS STORY
I MUST TELL:
THE WORST MISTAKE
I EVER MADE
WAS LOVING YOU
TOO WELL.

ANOTHER MAN
TOOK YOU FROM ME,
HE STOLE
YOUR HEART AWAY,
I'VE OFTEN PRAYED
TO GOD ABOVE
YOU'D WANDER BACK
SOME DAY.

I'M WORRIED,
TROUBLED,
I CAN'T SLEEP,
THIS STORY
I MUST TELL:
THE WORST MISTAKE
I EVER MADE
WAS LOVING YOU
TOO WELL.
Writers Carter Stanley, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1999

Lyrics I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

GOING ON THE MOUNTAIN
TO SOW A LITTLE CANE,
RAISE A BARREL OF SORGHUM,
TO SWEETEN OLD LIZA JANE.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

YONDER COMES THAT GAL OF MINE,
HOW DO YOU THINK I KNOW?
I KNOW BY THAT GINGHAM GOWN
HANGING DOWN SO LOW.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

DARK CLOUDS ARE RISING,
SURELY A SIGN OF RAIN,
GET YOUR GRAY BONNET ON,
LITTLE LIZA JANE.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

BAKE THEM BISCUITS, LADY,
BAKE 'EM GOOD AND BROWN.
WHEN YOU GET
THEM BISCUITS BAKED
WE'RE ALABAMY BOUND.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

WHEN SHE SEES ME COMING,
SHE WRINGS HER HANDS AND CRIES,
YONDER COMES THE SWEETEST BOY
THAT EVER LIVED OR DIED.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.

NOW, WHEN SHE SEES ME LEAVING,
SHE WRINGS HER HANDS AND CRIES,
YONDER GOES THE MEANEST BOY
THAT EVER LIVED OR DIED.

I GOT A PIG AT HOME IN A PEN
CORN TO FEED 'EM ON,
ALL I NEED IS A PRETTY LITTLE GIRL
TO FEED 'EM WHEN I'M GONE.
Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Standard, Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 1982

Lyrics IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

HEART TO HEART,
DEAR, HOW I NEED YOU
LIKE THE FLOWERS
NEED THE DEW;
LOVING YOU
HAS BEEN MY LIFE BLOOD,
I CAN'T BELIEVE
WE'RE REALLY THROUGH.

IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

I LOOK BACK
TO OLD VIRGINIA
WHERE THE MOUNTAINS
MEET THE SKIES;
IN THOSE HILLS
I LEARNED TO LOVE YOU,
LET ME STAY THERE
TILL I DIE.

IS IT TRUE THAT I'VE LOST YOU?
AM I NOT THE ONLY ONE?
AFTER ALL THIS PAIN AND SORROW
DARLING,
THINK OF WHAT YOU'VE DONE.
Writers Carter Stanley

Genres Country, Instrumental, Americana, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Spoken Word

Recorded 1958

Lyrics [Instrumental]
Writers Carter Stanley, Ralph Stanley

Genres Country, Classic Country, Bluegrass

Recorded 2003

Lyrics OFT I SING
FOR MY FRIENDS
AS DEATH'S COLD HAND
I SEE
WHEN I REACH
MY JOURNEY'S END,
WHO WILL SING ONE SONG
FOR ME?

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I CROSS
THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?

WHEN FRIENDS
SHALL GATHER AROUND
AND LOOK DOWN
ON ME
WILL THEY TURN
AND WALK AWAY
OR WILL THEY SING
ONE SONG FOR ME?

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I'M CALLED
TO THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?

SO I'LL SING
UNTIL THE END,
CONTENTED
I WILL BE
ASSURED
THAT SOME FRIENDS
WILL SING ONE SONG
FOR ME.

I WONDER
WHO WILL SING FOR ME
WHEN I COME
TO CROSS
THAT SILENT SEA,
WHO WILL SING FOR ME?
 


Cowriters: Ralph Stanley