Dinah Washington  Buy

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones (August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American Pianist, Blues, R&B, Gospel, Pop and Jazz singer. She has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s", and called "The Queen of the Blues". She is a 1986 inductee of the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. more »


 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

You and your smile
Hold strange invitation
Somehow it seems
We've shared our dreams
Oh, Lord, but where?
Time after time
In a room full of strangers
Out of the blue
Suddenly you appear
Wherever I go
You're the glow of temptation
Clumsing my way
In the gray of the dawn
And always your eyes smile
That strange invitation
Then you're gone
Tell me where
Oh, where have you gone?
How long must I stay
In a world of illusion?
But where are you?
You're so near
Yet we're so far a apart
Hoping you'll say with a warm invitation
Where have you been, darling
Come into my heart

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!


Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, GUY WEBSTER/WEBSTER MUSIC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Invitation Lyrics with the community:


Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


"Invitation Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 27 Jan. 2020. <>.

Missing lyrics by Dinah Washington?

Know any other songs by Dinah Washington? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video


76     1

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

Dinah Washington tracks

On Radio Right Now


Powered by

Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!