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lyr/chords: Dream a Little Dream of Me

Joe Offer 04 Jan 99 - 06:34 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 04 Jan 99 - 06:41 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 04 Jan 99 - 06:42 PM
Ralph Butts 04 Jan 99 - 07:18 PM
Jeep man 02 Mar 00 - 08:15 PM
M. Ted (inactive) 03 Mar 00 - 09:48 AM
GUEST,VM 10 Sep 01 - 05:28 AM
Ringer 10 Sep 01 - 07:48 AM
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Ringer 11 Sep 01 - 04:32 AM
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M.Ted 13 Sep 01 - 02:21 AM
GUEST,alex 12 Oct 02 - 05:11 PM
Joe Offer 12 Oct 02 - 07:46 PM
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Subject: ADD: Dream a Little Dream of Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 06:34 PM

Dream A Little Dream of Me
written in 1931 by Gus Kahn (words) and Wilbur Schwandt & Fabian Andre(music)
Kate Smith popularized it, and it was recorded in 1968 by Mama Cass Elliott.


Stars shining bright above you,
Night breezes seem to whisper, "I love you";
Birds singin' in the sycamore tree;
Dream a little dream of me...

Say "nighty-night" and kiss me,
Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me;
While I'm alone and blue as can be,
Dream a little dream of me...

Stars fading, but I linger on, dear,
Still craving your kiss;
I'm longing to linger til dawn, dear,
Just saying this:

Sweet dreams til sun beams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave our worries behind you;
But in your dreams, whatever they be,
Dream a little dream of me

Stars fading, but I linger on, dear,
Still craving your kiss;
I'm longing to linger til dawn dear,
Just saying this:

Sweet dreams til sunbeams find you,
Sweet dreams that leave our worries far behind you;
But in your dreams, whatever they be,
Dream a little dream of me.


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Subject: RE: Dream a Little Dream of Me
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 06:41 PM

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald do a lovely duet on this too. It never ceases to amaze me how too such totally opposite voices worked so well together.


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Subject: RE: Dream a Little Dream of Me
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 06:42 PM

Two, that is.


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Subject: RE: Dream a Little Dream of Me
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 04 Jan 99 - 07:18 PM

I loved the wonderful Mama Cass version for years before I realized it was an old song. Now I sing it for the 'rents (who are in their 80's) and they love it.

I think this song was my personal singing breakthrough. I had previously stuck with safer stuff, like Johnny Cash (voice somewhat similar to mine, and quite straightforward), thought it would be an insult to Cass, but tried it anyway, and it came out fine. That boosted my courage to the point where I was willing to try anything.

...Tiger


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Subject: Dream a little dream of me
From: Jeep man
Date: 02 Mar 00 - 08:15 PM

I have the words to this great old song but really need help with the chords. Something I can accompany on the banjo or guitar. Jim


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: M. Ted (inactive)
Date: 03 Mar 00 - 09:48 AM

It has an unusual key change, that makes it hard to play with open position chords--the easiest transposition to play is in the key of A, because the bridge is in F--

I didn't key it to the lyrics, because you wouldn't have any idea how the chords fit into the measures--If you play it as I have written it out, you will have no trouble figuring out how the melody fits over it-

There is one measure of four counts between each of the slash marks, (music convention is that you write two chords per measure, even when they are the same chord), it makes it easier to follow-- play two down strokes on each chord--

Make up your own intro--

|A-A/F7-E7/A-A/F#7-F#7/Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-B7/D7-D7|
|A-A/F7-E7/A-A/F#7-F#7/Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-D7/A-A|
(Bridge)
|F-Dm/Gm-C7/F-Dm/Gm-C7/F-Dm/Gm-C7/F-Dm/Gm-C7/
F-Dm/Bm-E7/
A-A/F7-E7/A-A/F#7-F#7/Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-D7/A-A|

Please let me know that you got this--I I posted Green Dolphin Street for somebody and never found out if they got the chords--(check that out, it is a great song!)

dm/


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: GUEST,VM
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 05:28 AM

Jeep, I know you posted this last year, but I have a different and maybe easier set of chords for this song, but one that retains the jazz flavor. If you would like me to post them, email me at VintageMartin@aol.com and I will send them to you.

The chords I use are C, a diminished chord whose name I don't know but that is easy to play, F, G, A7, Dm7, Fmaj6, G7, D7, and (at the end) Cmaj7. I can send or post a lyric sheet with chord inserted if you or anyone wants them.

It's nice to see the ones posted above, too.

VM


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Ringer
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 07:48 AM

Is this the song Mamma Cass did?


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Orac
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 10:56 AM

Mamma Cass revived it. I think the earliest was Nat King Cole in 1946


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 10 Sep 01 - 12:03 PM

But Mama Cass did the greatest one. So tender, sweet, and good humored. Easy, likable.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Ringer
Date: 11 Sep 01 - 04:32 AM

Spelling correction noted, DaveO. "Easy, likeable" indeed.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Owlkat
Date: 11 Sep 01 - 08:50 PM

Heres more info.
Artist: Mama Cass Elliot with the Mamas and the Papas
-peak Billboard position # 12 in 1968
-peak Billboard position # 1 in 1931 by Wayne King
-Words by Gus Kahn and Music by Wilbur Schwandt and Fabian Andree
Cheers.


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: wysiwyg
Date: 12 Sep 01 - 07:05 PM

I'll PM Jeep Man to come see.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: M.Ted
Date: 13 Sep 01 - 02:21 AM

Somewhat later, I see that I screwed up the chords--I am sorry if any of you wrestled unsuccessfully with the ones I posted above--here are some better ones, though it is probably too late. Particularly, I had a D7 that should be E7 and added a couple of extra measures--You can play an A instead of the A6--Given that, I think it is still easier to play in A than in in C because in C, you have to play the bridge in Ab--

||A-A6/F7-E7/A-A6/F#7-F#7/
Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-B7/E7-E7|
|A-A6/F7-E7/A-A6/F#7-F#7/
Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-E7/A-A||
(Bridge)
|F-Dm/Gm-C7/F-Dm/Gm-C7/
F-Dm/Gm-C7/ F-Dm/Bm-E7/
A-A6/F7-E7/A-A6/F#7-F#7/
Bm-Bm/Dm-Dm/A-F7E7/A-A|

There are four counts in each measure, and I used a hyphen to separate them like this 1,2-3,4 because there are a couple measures where the third count is an F7 and the fourth is an E7 .


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Subject: Tune Req: help;transcript of piano on Dream a litt
From: GUEST,alex
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 05:11 PM

My daughter wants to accompany a recently formed group of singing people on piano. Where could I find the piano transcript of the Mamas And Papas Dream a little Dream of me ?
Any suggestions gratefully received.

Alex


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Subject: RE: Tune Req: help;transcript of piano on Dream a litt
From: Joe Offer
Date: 12 Oct 02 - 07:46 PM

Well, ordinarily, I'd send you to the Levy Sheet Music Collection (click). Unfortunately, their copy of this song is not available online because it's still under copyright. You can get sheet music at http://www.halleonard.com. Apparently it's not in any of their fake books, or else I'm using their search engine wrong. Seems like it should be in lots of fake books. The do have it in a book called The Lyrics Library: Love Songs.

Here's the entry from Levy:

    Title: Dream a Little Dream of Me.
    Composer, Lyricist, Arranger: Words by Gus Kahn. Music by W. Schwandt and F. Andree. Ukulele arr. by Roy Smeck.
    W. Schwandt F. Andree Roy Smeck Publication: New York: Davis, Coots & Engel, Inc., 1931.
    Form of Composition: strophic with chorus
    Instrumentation: piano and voice, ukulele, Hawaiian (Steel) guitar, tenor banjo
    First Line: We meet at evening time, 'tis sweet at evening time
    First Line of Chorus: Stars shining bright above you
    Performer: Featured by Luisgi Romanelli and his Orchestra
    Engraver, Lithographer, Artist: unattrib. photo of Romanelli
    Advertisement: ads on inside front and on back covers for Davis, Coots & Engel, Inc. stock
    Subject: Portraits
    Subject: Love
    Subject: Courtship
    Call No.: Box: 158 Item: 036a

Note the links above to related threads.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Req: transcript of piano on Dream a little Dream
From: GUEST,alex
Date: 13 Oct 02 - 03:05 PM

Thanks a lot Joe
Alex


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Subject: Chord Req: Dream A Little Dream Of Me
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 15 May 06 - 01:10 PM

Would anyone happen to have the lyrics and guitar chords for this song? Preferably in the key of D. I know the chords change with: "Stars fading but I linger on, dear..." I would certainly appreciate it. Many thanks.

       Alley


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 15 May 06 - 04:27 PM

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: indigo@ucscb.UCSC.EDU (Adam Schneider)

Subject: TAB: Various_Artists/DreamALittleDream.crd



DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (W. Schwandt and F. Andree)
------------------------------------------------
NOTE: The chords are not exactly above their corresponding lyrics. I just
      put the words there for a reference. Obviously, the lowercase "b"s
      are flats. "Bbo" is B-flat diminished 7th (Bb Db E G).

G               | Eb7    D7      | G               | E7       Bm7 E7 |
Stars shining bright above you; Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"

Am      Am7    | Cm6             | G       A9      | D7                |
Birds singing in the sycamore tree; dream a little dream of me

G               | Eb7    D7      | G               | E7       Bm7 E7 |
Say nighty-night and kiss me; just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me

Am      Am7    | Cm6             | G       Cm7 D7 | C    C6   G   Bb7 |
While I'm alone and blue as can be, dream a little dream of me

Eb      Eb6    | Bb7             | Eb      Eb6    | Bb7 Bbo Bb7    |
Stars fading but I linger on dear, still craving your kiss

Eb      Eb6    | Bb7             | Eb             | D7   Em   Am7 D7 |
I'm longing to linger till dawn dear, just saying this:

G               | Eb7    D7      | G               | E7       Bm7 E7 |
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you; Sweet dreams that leave all worries...

Am      Am7    | Cm6             | G       Cm7 D7 | G         Eb7 D7 |
But in your dreams whatever they be, dream a little dream of me


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: Peace
Date: 16 May 06 - 01:00 AM

"a diminished chord whose name I don't know"

A diminished (or augmented chord) can take its name from any note in the chord. (I hope that's right--something I was told by my guitar teachers 46 years ago.)


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 16 May 06 - 08:31 AM

Thanks dm for the chords. I always know when I need something, Mudcat will come through. Thanks for taking the time to help me out.

             Alley


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Subject: RE: Chords Req: Dream a little dream of me
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 16 May 06 - 08:38 AM

Hi VM, You said that you could send a lyric sheet with chords inserted. That would be great. I'll keep checking in hopes that I get it. Alley


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Subject: Chord Req: Dream A Little Dream of Me
From: GUEST,Alley
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 09:20 AM

I have spent so much time trying to find semi-easy chords for this song, and I'm about ready to give up. It seems that all the chords I can find are sharps, flats, 7th, etc. Most chords require using bar chords, which are not the easiest to play. There must be an easier way to play this great song. I have checked every web site I can think of, and have come up with nothing but difficult chords. Can anyone help me? Many thanks.   

Alley


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dream A Little Dream of Me
From: Leadfingers
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 10:01 AM

As the 'middle eight' modulates , there ISNT a simple chord run - If you play in G the middle eight chords are Eflat Bflat and C minor , so you are stuck ! - Unless some 'musician' has an easy set of chords !!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dream A Little Dream of Me
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 01:11 PM

I have a set of easy chords that work really well. I'll see if I can format the lyric/chord sheet so I can post them. (They may already be here in another thread about DALDOM.)

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME

[C]Stars shin[F# dim]*ing bright a[F]bove y[G]ou,
[C]Night bre[F# dim]ezes seem to whis[A]per "I lo[A7]ve you,"
[F]Birds sing[Fm]*ing in the syc[Dm7]amore tr[Fm6]ee.
[C]Dream A Little Dre[E flat dim]*am Of M[G]e.[G7]

[C]Say "Night[F# dim]y-night" and ki[F]ss m[G]e.
[C]Just hold[F# dim] me tight and tell[A] me you'll m[A7]iss me.
[F]When I'm [Fm]alone and blue [Dm7]as can b[Fm6]e.
[C]Dream A Little Dre[E flat dim]am O[G7]f M[C]e.**

Bridge (key change)
[A]Stars fad[F dim]ing, but [E]I linger on[E7], dear,
[A]Still crav[F dim]ing your ki[E]ss. [E7]
[A]I'm long[F dim]ing to lin[E]ger till dawn[E7], dear,
[A]Just say[F dim]ing th[B7]is: [E]

[C]"Sweet dre[F# dim]ams till sunbeams fi[F]nd you[G],
Sw[C]eet dre[F# dim]ams that leave all wor[A]ries behi[A7]nd you.
Bu[F]t in [Fm*]your dreams, whatDm7]ever they [Fm6]be,
[C]Dream A Little Dre[E flat dim]am Of M[G]e.[G7]

**or just: [C]Dream A Little Dre[G]am O[G7]f M[C]e.

The Fm6 chord (that's one thing I've seen it called) is very easy. It's just X00111 and uses only one finger.   And the Dm7 I use is just 000211.

The E flat dim and F# dim chords are interchangeable, and the Fm chord is optional


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dream A Little Dream of Me
From: Genie
Date: 17 Jun 06 - 01:21 PM

Dream A Little Dream Of Me - lyrics and composer, © info


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Subject: Chord Req: Dream a little Dream
From: jimmyt
Date: 16 Jul 06 - 07:28 AM

We started working out the song, Dream a little Dream last night and have a couple chords that we just aren;t sure of. Mama Cass sang this in the key of C maj and it is perfect for Jayne's range in C so please let me know if anyone can work out the progression. Thanks a million. It is such a haunting melody and sweet song to me!


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dream a little Dream
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 16 Jul 06 - 08:38 AM

Jimmy

The Guitar Guy (always a good place to look, though I don't always agree with his choice of chords) has a set in G - Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Let me know if you have problems transposing. I'll have a play though them later to see how they sound).

Mick


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: Dream a little Dream
From: jimmyt
Date: 16 Jul 06 - 10:10 AM

Thanks Mick. I will attempt to transpose this and see how it goes. NOt being a guitarist, I may have some questions regarding some of the chords I end up with. Thanks again


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