Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (1367-9 Broadway, New York) : York Music Co., c1909.

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[Verse 1]
Dinah when you leave me it will surely grieve me,
And I’ll never smile while you’re away,
Down in Carolina, my best wished Dinah,
To your mother, dad, and brother,
Tell your people dearie,
I’m alone and weary,
Waiting for you to return and why,
Here’s your train dear, true to me remain dear,
One word then good bye.

[Chorus 1]
Dinah when you get to Carolina,
I’ll write most ev’ry day to you and say, while you are away,
How much I love you Dinah,
Each letter will have a lot of crosses at the ending, meaning kisses I am sending to you Dinah:
When you’re leaving Carolina,
Come back to me I mean, with your mama on the chu chu car,
There’ll be a parson waiting,
Gee: but it’s nice in a shower of rice with you,
Dinah Green

[Verse 2]
John I felt delighted when the town was sighted,
And I saw you waiting for me here,
How I had been yearning just to be returning,
Home to you dear, I’ve been true dear,
For I love you dearly, I remember clearly,
All the pretty things that you had said,
When we parted, and the train had started
This ran through my head



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