Carolina MoonWords & 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. Bridge: C 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 (allmusic.com 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.