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Dinah
Thelonious Monk Lyrics


Carolina
Gave me Dinah;
I'm the proudest one
Beneath the Dixie sun.

News is spreadin'
'Bout our 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 her,
Show her!

Dinah,
With her Dixie eyes blazin',
How I love to sit and gaze in
To the eyes of Dinah Lee!

Yet, every night,
My, how I shake with fright,
Because my Dinah might,
Change her mind about me!

But if Dinah,
Ever wandered to China,
I would hop an ocean liner,
Just to be with Dinah Lee!

Dinah,
Is there anyone finer
In the state of Carolina?
If there is and you know her,
Show her!

Dinah,
With her Dixie eyes blazin',
How I love to sit and gaze in
To the eyes of Dinah Lee!

Yet, every night,
My, how I shake with fright,
Because my Dinah might,
Change her mind about me!

But if Dinah,
Ever wandered to China,
I would hop an ocean!,
Just to be with Dinah Lee!

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALFRED CLEVELAND, ALFRED W CLEVELAND, SMOKEY ROBINSON, WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

cascade

@Ian Moore you're the kind one. Here are some of my recommendations:

Bill Evans -- Left to Right [words cannot describe] {ultimately, you want every album he's in}

Art Tatum and Ben Webster -- The Album [That one's on youtube -- quintessential jazz piano]

Lennie Tristano -- self-titled (1956) [not a masterpiece but certainly highly enjoyable -- it's quite structured, really]


Jazz is a great time, between being surprised and shown amazing things: you'll love it



All comments from YouTube:

thegazette

Wow, his notes are actually dancing!

J Farrow

My favorite Thelonious Monk song.

Pinko Diamond

@luca lupe Written by Harry Akst for broadway musical called Kid Boots.

T Allen

Wasn't written by Monk or Django

luca lupe

actually, this is Django Reinhardt's song GYPSYJAZZ

SELMER1947

Monk alone at the piano....the essence of Genius !!!!!!!!!!!

Ian Moore

The best thing about this whole piece is the blatant, cleverly placed B's throughout that sound like a car horn.

Jack Stoutamore

Can you time stamp an example?

Seth Salamone

whenever i am talking to my friend and things go silent for to long he faintly plays this song xD

Alonzo Garbanzo

Whoooooeeee.  I only regret that I was too dumb to go and see that man play when he was with us.  Thanks for posting this gem.  The ending is to die for.

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