Lyrics: First verse In a cabin standing by the river side, Lives my little dusky queen, She is the sweetest yellow girl My eyes have ever seen Ev'ry night I serenades her, While the old folks are fast asleep, And soon my love smiles down on me, As her bright eyes from her window peep. Refrain Come creeping to your window, Dinah, It's your honey who is waiting here, You know you are my only one, So don't you have no fear; Let me see your eyes a shining In the bright moonlight. Just one kiss from your ruby liips And then, my dusky queen, goodnight! Second verse When the moon it comes a beaming ‘cross the fields, And my Dinah's by my side, The Nightingales sing of our love, And praise my promised bride. As the new moon sinks to rest, And we part with a loving sigh, As we softly near the cabin door I sing as I whisper goodbye. (Refrain)
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The derogatory terms, images, and ideas that appear in some of this sheet music are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. They do represent the attitudes of a number of Americans at the times the songs were published. As such, it is hoped that the sheet music in this collection can aid students of music, history, and other disciplines to better understand popular American music and racial stereotypes from the 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Read the introduction for further information to use when contextualizing this item: http://188.8.131.52/cdm4/intro_harris.php