Pinwheel of Death

Hezekiah Jenkins


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Writers Hezekiah Jenkins, Clarence Williams

Genres Standard, Rhythm & Blues

Recorded 1929

Lyrics STINGY JENNY
SAVED UP ALL HER PENNIES,
OFF TO THE BANK SHE WOULD GO.
SHARKS WOULD HOUND HER
AND SURROUND HER,
BUT NONE COULD GET HER DOUGH!
JENNY'S FELLA
WAS A SLICK HIGH YELLOW,
WENT OFF TO JAIL ONE DAY
HE CRIED FOR BAIL,
AND TURNED REAL PALE
WHEN HE HEARD JENNY SAY,

I'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES,
BUT IT BREAKS MY HEART
TO GIVE IT AWAY!
IT'S IN DEMAND,
PEOPLE WANT IT EVERY DAY!

I BEEN SAVIN' IT UP
FOR A REALLY LONG TIME,
TO GIVE IT AWAY
WOULD BE ALMOST A CRIME!
YOUR EYES MAY ROLL,
YOUR TEETH MAY GRIT,
NONE OF MY MONEY
SHALL YOU GET!

YOU CAN LOOK
IN MY BANK BOOK,
BUT I'LL NEVER
LET YOU FEEL MY PURSE!
TAKE YOUR HANDS AWAY,
DADDY,
'CAUSE I BELIEVE IN SAFETY FIRST!
I'VE GOT MONEY,
BUT IT'S MY PLAN
TO SAVE IT UP
FOR A REAL GOOD MAN!
I'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES,
BUT IT BREAKS MY HEART
TO GIVE IT AWAY!
 

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Cowriters: Clarence Williams