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Music by Harry Akst, Words by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young - 1925
G - D7 -
G         E7 A7 - D7
G - Bm E7
D         Bm Em A7 D7
G - - -
D7 - G D7
G - - -
D7 - G -
Em Eb+ Em A7        D7
Em A7 D7 -
G - - -
D7 - G -  (D7  to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Carolina, gave me Dinah,
I'm the proudest one beneath the Dixie sun,
News is spreadin', 'bout a weddin',
I hear church bells ringin', Here's the song my heart keeps singin':
Dinah, is there anyone finer in the state of Carolina,
If there is and you know 'er, Show 'er to me?
Dinah, with her Dixie eyes blazin',
How I love to sit and gaze in to the eyes of Dinah Lee.
Ev'ry night why do I shake with fright,
Because my Dinah might change her mind about me.
Dinah, if she wandered to China,
I would hop and ocean liner, Just to be with Dinah Lee.
Watch John Green's Banjo Ensemble play "Dinah" (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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