Pinwheel of Death

Harry Akst


SONGS

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Writers Harry Akst, Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young

Genres Standard

Recorded 1936

Lyrics verse 1:
CAROLINA
GAVE ME DINAH
I'M THE PROUDEST ONE
BENEATH THE DIXIE SUN.
NEWS IS SPREADING
ABOUT A WEDDING,
I HEAR CHURCH BELLS
RINGING.
HERE'S THE SONG
MY HEART KEEPS SINGING:

Chorus:
DINAH,
IS THERE ANYONE FINER
IN THE STATE OF CAROLINA?
IF THERE IS
AND YOU KNOW HER,
SHOW HER TO ME.
DINAH,
WITH HER DIXIE EYES
BLAZIN'
HOW I LOVE TO SIT
AND GAZE IN
TO THE EYES
OF DINAH LEE.

EVERY 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
AN OCEAN LINER,
JUST TO BE
WITH DINAH LEE!

verse 2:
SOME DESIGNER
MODELED DINAH,
HE MUST BE THE ONE
WHO MADE
THE GOLDEN SUN.
HEAVEN BLESS HER,
SHE SAID,
YES, SIR,
ALL DAY LONG
I'M PRAYING,
EVEN IN MY DREAMS
I'M SAYING:

Chorus:
DINAH,
IS THERE ANYONE FINER
IN THE STATE OF CAROLINA?
IF THERE IS
AND YOU KNOW HER,
SHOW HER TO ME.
DINAH,
WITH HER DIXIE EYES
BLAZIN'
HOW I LOVE TO SIT
AND GAZE IN
TO THE EYES
OF DINAH LEE.

EVERY 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
AN OCEAN LINER,
JUST TO BE
WITH DINAH LEE!
 

ARTISTS


Cowriters: Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis