Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Words & Music by Wilbur Schwandt & Fabian Andrem 1931
Recorded by "Mama Cass" Elliott (1968)

 E    Edim             A   B7
Stars shining bright above you

E     Edim           Fdim(III)   C#7
Night breezes seem to whisper "I love you"

 A6    A           Cdim      Am
Birds singing in a sycamore tree

  E     C#m7-5  Edim    B7
Dream a little dream of me.

E    Edim                A   B7
Say "Nightie-night" and kiss me

E    Edim             Fdim(III)           C#7
Just hold me tight and   tell   me you'll miss me

A6    A             Cdim        Am
While I'm alone and blue as can be

 E      E6     Edim  B7 E    G
Dream a little dream of me.


C      Am       F         G7        C     Am            Dm7    G7
Stars fading but I linger on, dear, still craving your kiss

C   Am          F          G7           C   Cdim   B7    Edim
I'm longing to linger till dawn, dear, just saying this:

E     Edim                  A   B7
Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you

E      Edim                  Fdim(III)     C#7
Sweet dreams that leave all worries far behind you

A6   A                Cdim       Am
But in your dreams whatever they be

E       E6     Edim  B7 | E-Edim | A-B7 | E-Edim | A-Cdim - E |  
Dream a little dream of   me.         

It was recently pointed out to me -- quite correctly, and not for the first time -- that my previous chart for this song made an incorrect key change into and out of the bridge. I'd been content to leave it as-was for a number of years, and played it that way in public, because I could "sell" my arrangement to an audience. When prodded by that recent e-mail contact, I figured "Okay, I'll give it another shot" and tried it in a different key -- one which allowed the proper four semi-tone drop at the bridge, but which would permit me to play it in my preferred open (non-barre) chord formations and yet still within my vocal range. This is what I came up with.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.