Dream A Little Dream Of MeWords & 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. Bridge: 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.