Pinwheel of Death

Moon Mullican


SONGS

Alt. Title Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena)

Writers Moon Mullican, Chief William Redbird

Genres Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Blues

Recorded 1951

Lyrics OH, CHEROKEE CHIEF
AS HE DANCES ALONG,
HE SINGS
AN INDIAN BOOGIE
TO A WHITE MAN'S
SONG,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
OH OH
NA-WICH-EE-NA-EH.

WELL, HE DANCES
OVER HERE
AND HE DANCES
OVER THERE,
AND HE'S DANCIN'
WITH A SQUAW
CALLED STANDIN' BEAR,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
OH OH
NA-WICH-EE-NA-EH.

WELL,
HE DANCES
IN A TROT
AND HE DANCES
IN A WALK,
BUT HE KEEPS ON
SHAKIN'
HIS OLD TOMMYHAWK,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
OH OH
NA-WICH-EE-NA-EH.

NOW, HE SINGS A LITTLE SOFT
AND HE SINGS
A LITTLE LOUD,
AND HIS TOM-TOM
BEATS,
OH,
CHIEF BLUE CLOUD,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
OH OH
NA-WICH-EE-NA-EH.

HE'S A CHEROKEE CHIEF
AS YOU ALL MIGHT KNOW,
WHEN HE SINGS
HIS BOOGIE,
SAYIN',
NA-WAN-YO,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
SAYIN',
EH-OH-ALEENA,
OH OH
NA-WICH-EE-NA-EH.
Writers Moon Mullican, Arthur Smith

Genres Country, Ballad

Recorded 1953

Lyrics I'VE WAITED TOO LONG,
MY DARLING,
FOR YOU
TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND,
SO I FOUND A NEW LOVE
AND NOW I'M LEAVING,
LEAVING YOU WITH A WORRIED MIND.

YOU THOUGHT
THAT YOU COULD PLAY AROUND
EV'RY NIGHT AND DAY
AND EV'RYTHING
WOULD BE JUST FINE.
BUT I'M LEAVING TODAY
WITH ANOTHER
LEAVING YOU WITH A WORRIED MIND.

REMEMBER THE TIMES
WE QUARRELED
YOUR WORDS
TO ME WERE UNKIND.
SO I'M TIRED OF IT ALL
AND NOW I'M LEAVING,
LEAVING YOU WITH A WORRIED MIND.
Writers Moon Mullican, Sydney Nathan, Ervin Rouse

Genres Country, Ballad, Classic Country, Family

Recorded 1987

Lyrics JUST AS FAR AS I CAN REMEMBER
SHE'LL REMAIN
THE ROSE IN MY HEART
MOM TOOK SICK
ALONG IN DECEMBER,
FEBRUARY
BROUGHT US BROKEN HEARTS.
THE REASON
WE'VE NOT CALLED
A FAMILY REUNION
WE KNEW SHE WOULDN'T BE THERE.
BUT SINCE WE'VE THOUGHT IT OVER,
MAMA,
WE KNOW YOUR SPIRIT IS THERE.

NO,
NO,
I CAN'T FORGET THE HOURS,
YOU'RE THE DEAREST MOM
AND SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS.
NO,
NO,
THERE'S NO NEED TO BOTHER,
TO SPEAK OF YOU NOW
WOULD ONLY HURT FATHER.
OH,
NO,
MAMA WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU
AND SOMEDAY
WE'LL MEET YOU UP THERE.

WE ALL GATHERED 'ROUND,
I STARED AT THEIR FACES,
ALL HEADS WERE BOWED DOWN
MIGHTY LOW,
THAT WAS ONE TIME MAMA,
WE ALL HAD TO FACE IT
IT HURTS SO BAD YOU KNOW.

NO,
NO,
I CAN'T FORGET THE HOURS,
YOU'RE THE DEAREST MOM
AND SWEETER THAN THE FLOWERS.
NO,
NO,
THERE'S NO NEED TO BOTHER,
TO SPEAK OF YOU NOW
WOULD ONLY HURT FATHER.
OH,
NO,
MAMA WE'LL NEVER FORGET YOU
AND SOMEDAY
WE'LL MEET YOU UP THERE.