Carolina Moon

Words & Music by Benny Davis & Joe Burke
Recorded by Perry Como, 1947*
First Recorded by Kate Smith, 1923*

G        G7         C     Cm6
Carolina moon, keep shi - ning,

G               D7               G    Am7   D7
Shining on the one who waits for me;

G        G7        C     Cm6
Carolina moon, I'm pi - ning,

G              D7              G
Pining for the place I long to be.


How I'm hoping tonight you'll go,

G                E7
Go to the right window;

A7                 Gdim                 Am7   D7    D+
Scatter your light, say I'm all right, please do.

G                 G7       C      Cm6
Tell her that I'm blue and lone - ly,

G     G/F#   A7 D7  G     (  Gdim   D7   )
Dreamy Car-o-li-na moon.

* Although not a frequently-recorded song ( shows it as having been recorded only 39 times) this song has had not only exceptional longevity, but has appealed to a huge variety of recording artists. Kate Smith's 1923 version is the earliest reference I have seen; it was covered again as recently as 1999 by Lee Ann Rimes -- 76 years later. In between, it was covered by such diverse talents as Jim Reeves, Thelonious Monk and Dean Martin.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.