Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody

Words & Music by Sam M. Lewis, Joe Young & Jean Schwartz, 1918
Recorded by Al Jolson, 1918
Closely identified with comedian Jerry Lewis

 A    Edim E7  Cdim A       Cdim A  D9   E7 Fdim E7  E7/9
Rock - a - bye your ba - by with a Dix - ie mel - o - dy;

 D9        E7   Bm7-5    E7   D        F#m     A9     E
When you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dix - ie.

Bm           F#m        Bm7-5    E7/9
Just hang my cra - dle, Mam - my mine,

 A           C#m7     C#m7-5    F#7
Right on that Ma - son Dix - on line

Bm  Bm7        F3m      B7
And swing it from Vir - gin - ia

E7            Bm7-5             Cdim       E7/9 E7
To Ten - nes - see with all the love that's in  ya.

  A   E7 D9   Cdim A9   A  Cdim D9   E7   D9  Cdim E7/9
"Weep No More, My  La - dy" -- sing that song for   me,

  D9       E7   Bm7-5     E7   D7  C#7   Cdim     C#7
"Old Black Joe" just as though you had me on your knee;

F#7         Gdim               F#7      Gdim
A mil - lion ba - by kis - ses I'll de - liv -er

    B7       Bm7-5               Cdim       B7    E7
The min - ute that you sing the "Swan - nee Riv - er."

A    Edim  E7  Cdim  A         C#7 F#m
Rock - a - bye your rock - a - bye baby

Cdim   D9    E7 Fdim E7/9 E7
With a Dix - ie mel - o - dy.

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