Go to Sleep John Dinny

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GO TO SLEEP, JOHN DINNY. AKA and see "Dinah." American, Reel and Song Tune. USA, southwestern Pa. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). ABB. In Pennsylvania, it was known as a dance tune, and separately as a song ditty with the following words:

It's go to sleep, John Dinny,
It's go to sleep I say,
It's go to sleep, John Dinny,
For it is your christ'ning day.

Source for notated version: singer Louis Conant (Pa., 1930's) [Bayard].

Printed sources: Bayard (Dance to the Fiddle), 1981; No. 25, p. 582.

Recorded sources:




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