Words & Music:
Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young & Harry Akst (1925)
I've never heard the verse (intro) to this song, but Jim Bottorff has the chords & lyrics on his page. Since I am not sure how the chords & lyrics line up, I have just put the chords for each line after the lyrics. If someone can teach me the verse, I'd appreciate it!
Carolina gave me Dinah, [G D7]
I'm the proudest one beneath the Dixie sun, [G E7 A7 D7]
News is spreadin' 'bout a weddin'. [G Bm E7]
I hear church bells ringin', Here's the song my heart keeps sin-in':
[previous line: D Bm Em A7 D7]
G G#dim Am
Dinah, is there anyone finer in the state of Carolina,
D7 G G#dim Am D7
If there is and you know her---, show her to me?
Dinah, with her Dixie eyes blazin',
G G#dim Am D7 G C7 G
How I love to sit and gaze into the eyes of Dinah Lee.
Em Eb+ Em7
Every night, why do I shake with fright?
Em6 Em A7 D7 D#7 D7
Because my Dinah might change her mind about me.
Dinah, if she wandered to China,
G G#dim Am D7 G
I would hop an ocean liner, just to be with Dinah Lee.