Lyrics: First verse In sunny South Car'lina lives an old aunt Dinah her daughter named Caoline. She's winsome cute and airy, her folks they call her carrie, I hope some day, that she'll be mine. To meet her ev'ry ev'ning when the stars are brightly beaming Brings joy and pleasure to my heart so lone, In the light of early dawn with my banjo on my arm, I awake her from her slumber with this song: Chorus Good morning Carrie how yo do this morning Was you dreaming ‘bout me my pretty maid, Say look here Carrie when we gwine to marry Longspring time honey, good morning babe Good morning Second verse There's dusky suiters plenty that would take my Carrie from me, But she's promised to be only mine. With tender songs of wooing like the turtle dove a cooing, They sereade my Caroline. We'll wedded soon thats certain and some hearts will be a hurtin' When budding leaves and lowers tell ‘tis spring, There'll be no great display but on our wedding day, We'll ask the folks around to kindly sing:
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