Darn That Dream

Words & Music by Eddie DeLange & Jimmy Van Heusen
Recorded by Benny Goodman, 1940 (#1), vocal by Mildred Bailey

D         B7       Em7       Edim
Darn that dream I dream each night;

D           F#7             G       Gm7
You say you love me and you hold me tight,

D           F#7          Bm7      Gm7
But when I awake, you're out of sight --

Em7  A7  A7+5   D    Fdim  A7
Oh, darn that dream.

D         B7       Em7       Edim
Darn your lips and darn your eyes --

D            F#7             G       Gm7
They lift me high above the moonlit skies.

D      F#7           Bm7       Gm7
Then I tumble out of par - a - dise.

A7  A7+5        D
Oh, darn that dream.


G         Em7       Am7  A7  D7
Darn that one-track mind of mine;

    GM7        G/B       Am7        D9         
It can't understand that you don't care.

G         E         C       A
Just to change the mood I'm in,

    D         Cdim       F7   A7
I'd welcome a nice, old nightmare.

D         B7         Em7       Edim
Darn that dream, and bless it, too;

D            F#7             G        Gm7
Without that dream, I never would have you. 

D      F#7              Bm7       Gm7
But it haunts me and it won't come true --

G/B  A7  A7+5   D
Oh, darn that dream.

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