Pinwheel of Death

Irving Caesar


SONGS

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Writers Irving Caesar, Ray Henderson, Ted Koehler

Genres Standard, Movie Song, Children-Novelty

Recorded 1935

Lyrics ONCE MOTHER SAID,
MY LITTLE PET,
YOU OUGHT TO LEARN
YOUR ALPHABET.
SO IN MY SOUP
I USED TO GET
ALL THE LETTERS
OF THE ALPHABET.
I LEARNED THEM ALL
FROM A TO Z,
AND NOW
MY MOTHER'S GIVING ME:

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.

IN EVERY BOWL OF SOUP I SEE
LIONS AND TIGERS
WATCHING ME.
I MAKE THEM JUMP
RIGHT THROUGH A HOOP,
THOSE ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

WHEN I GET HOLD
OF THE BIG BAD WOLF,
I JUST PUSH HIM UNDER
TO DROWN,
THEN I BITE HIM
IN A MILLION BITS,
AND I GOBBLE HIM
RIGHT DOWN.

WHEN THEYRE INSIDE ME
WHERE ITS DARK,
I WALK AROUND
LIKE NOAHS ARK.
I STUFF MY TUMMY
LIKE A GOOP,
WITH ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
DO FUNNY THINGS TO ME.
THEY MAKE ME THINK
MY NEIGHBORHOOD
IS A BIG MENAGERIE.
FOR INSTANCE
THERE'S OUR JANITOR,
HIS NAME IS MR KLEIN,
AND WHEN HE HOLLERS
AT US KIDS,
HE REMINDS ME OF A LION.

THE GROCER
IS SO BIG AND FAT,
HE HAS A BIG MUSTACHE.
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE A WALRUS
JUST BEFORE HE TAKES A SPLASH.

ANIMAL CRACKERS IN MY SOUP,
MONKEYS AND RABBITS
LOOP THE LOOP.
GOSH, OH GEE,
BUT I HAVE FUN
SWALLOWING ANIMALS
ONE BY ONE.
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Writers Irving Caesar, Roger Wolfe Kahn, Joseph Meyer

Genres Standard, Jazz Standard, Jazz, Big Band Era

Recorded 1950

Lyrics CRAZY RHYTHM,
HERE'S THE DOORWAY,
I'LL GO MY WAY,
YOU GO YOUR WAY,
CRAZY RHYTHM,
FROM NOW ON
WE'RE THROUGH.
HERE IS WHERE
WE HAVE A SHOWDOWN,
I'M TOO HIGH-HAT,
YOU'RE TOO LOW-DOWN,
CRAZY RHYTHM,
HERE'S GOODBYE
TO YOU!
THEY SAY THAT
WHEN A HIGH-BROW
MEETS A LOW-BROW
WALKIN' ALONG BROADWAY.
SOON THE HIGH-BROW,
HE HAS NO BROW,
AIN'T IT A SHAME?
AND YOU'RE TO BLAME.
WHAT'S THE USE
OF PROHIBITION?
YOU PRODUCE
THE SAME CONDITION.
CRAZY RHYTHM,
FROM NOW ON,
WE'RE THROUGH.
CRAZY RHYTHM,
I'VE GONE CRAZY
TOO.
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Writers Irving Caesar, Clifford Grey, Vincent Youmans

Genres Standard

Recorded 1996

Lyrics [verse 1]:
(He:) EV'RY DAY
IT SEEMS LIKE A YEAR,
SWEETHEART,
WHEN YOU ARE NOT NEAR.
(She:) ALL THAT YOU CLAIM
MUST BE TRUE

FOR I'M JUST THE SAME AS YOU.

[Chorus]:
SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY,
SOMETIMES I'M BLUE,
MY DISPOSITION
DEPENDS ON YOU,
I NEVER MIND
THE RAIN FROM THE SKIES,
IF I CAN FIND
THE SUN IN YOUR EYES.
SOMETIMES I LOVE YOU,
SOMETIMES I HATE YOU,
BUT WHEN I HATE YOU,
IT'S 'CAUSE I LOVE YOU,
THAT'S HOW I AM,
SO WHAT CAN I DO?
I'M HAPPY
WHEN I'M WITH YOU.

[verse 2]:
(He:) STARS ARE SMILING AT ME
FROM YOUR EYES,
(She:) SUNBEAMS NOW
THERE WILL BE IN THE SKIES.
(He:) TELL ME
THAT YOU WILL BE TRUE!
(She:) THAT WILL ALL
DEPEND ON YOU,
DEAR!

[Chorus]:
SOMETIMES I'M HAPPY,
SOMETIMES I'M BLUE,
MY DISPOSITION
DEPENDS ON YOU,
I NEVER MIND
THE RAIN FROM THE SKIES,
IF I CAN FIND
THE SUN IN YOUR EYES.
SOMETIMES I LOVE YOU,
SOMETIMES I HATE YOU,
BUT WHEN I HATE YOU,
IT'S 'CAUSE I LOVE YOU,
THAT'S HOW I AM,
SO WHAT CAN I DO?
I'M HAPPY
WHEN I'M WITH YOU.