Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Spinning Wheel

“Spinning Wheel” is a song from 1968 by the band Blood, Sweat & Tears, written by Canadian lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas.

What goes up, must come down
Spinning wheel got to go round
Talkin’ ’bout your troubles, it’s a cryin’ sin
Ride a painted pony, let the spinning wheel spin
You got no money and you, you got no home
Spinning wheel, all alone
Talkin’ ’bout your troubles and you, you never learn
Ride a painted pony, let the spinning wheel turn
Did you find a directing sign on the straight and narrow highway?
Would you mind a reflecting sign?
Just let it shine within your mind
And show you the colors that are real

“Ride the painted pony.” was inspired by a Joni Mitchell song called “The Circle Game,”

Favorite Recordings

Blood Sweat & Tears
Sammy Davis Jr.
Nancy Wilson
Shirley Bassey