Acoustic Songs By Dion Dimucci

Acoustic Songs By Dion Dimucci

Welcome to my acoustic songs by Dion Dimuccipage where I demonstrate how to play several greatest hits by Dion.

There are also free .pdf chord and lyrics sheets available for download, rhythm tips and more. I'm also using Dion album covers images below so you know the souce of each song.

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In The Still Of The Night
Ruby Baby | Runaround Sue | The Wanderer

Acoustic Songs By Dion Dimucci
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1. In The Still Of The Night

In The Still Of The Night was released as a single by Dion And The Belmonts back in 1960 and reached #38 in the US. This is a remake of an old Cole Porter song originally released in 1937. There is another song with the same name but a totally different song.

The song can be found on the album "Wish Upon A Star with Dion And The Belmonts. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, Em, A7, Dm/Cb, Dmaj7, Bm, G, Gbm, Gbm/F, Gbm/E, Dmaj7/D+, Gb, C, B7, 
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2. Ruby Baby

Ruby Baby was released as a single from the album of the same name in 1962 and reached #2 in the US. The song was originally recorded by The Drifters who had a #10 on the R&B charts.

Del Shannon, Bobby Darin and The Beach Boys are just a few artists who have covered this one.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat with some walkin bass
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A, G, D
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3. Runaround Sue

Runaround Sue was a #1 for Dion in Canada, New Zealand and the US and a #2 in Australia when it was released as a single in 1961. Dion co-wrote this one and was a hit after he went solo from The Belmonts.

The song can be found on the album of the same name.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes a few riffs
  • Chords: C, Am, F, G
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4. The Wanderer

The Wanderer was also a song released from the "Runaround Sue" album and written by long time friend Ernie Maresca. Dion used the same backup singers known as the Del-Satins for this track as he did with Runaround Sue. 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A, G, A7, E7
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