Someone's Rocking My DreamboatWords & Music by Leon René & Emerson Scott
Recorded by The Ink Spots, 1941 (#17
Intro: | D - Cdim | Em7 - A7 | A7 G Cdim Em7/6 A7 A7+5 Someone's rocking my dream - boat, D9 D D6 DM7 Dm7-5 Someone's invading my dream. G Em7 A A7 We were sailing along, so peaceful and calm; D9 D D6 Fdim D6 D+5 Suddenly, something went wrong. A7 G Cdim Em7/6 A7 A7+5 Someone's rocking my dream - boat, D9 D D6 DM7 Dm7-5 Disturbing a beautiful view. G Em7 A A7 It's a myst'ry to me this mutiny at sea -- G Gm D C#7 Who can it be? Bridge: Bm F#m7 Bm A friendly breeze gave us a start Fdim Em7 Bm G F#7 To a paradise of our own; Bm F#m7 Bm Bm7-5 All at once a storm blew us apart A Em7 E7sus4 Em7 A AM7 A7 And left me drift - ing a - lone. A7 G Cdim Em7/6 A7 A7+5 Someone's rocking my dream - boat, D9 D D6 DM7 Dm7-5 I'm captain without any crew. G Em7 A Cdim But love as my guide, I'll follow the tide G A A7+5 D I'll keep sailing 'til I find you.
*Suggested by two recent visitors -- one of whom told me it had not only been recorded by the Ink Spots, but by Bugs Bunny as well, in "Gorilla My Dreams." Months later, another visitor wrote it in to say it's true that Bugs sang it, but that the cartoon was actually 1946's "The Big Snooze." All of which illustrates what wierd things actually stick in our heads after all those years.
But don't laugh too hard about songs in cartoons-- if you give some thought to it, it will dawn on you just how much of the background music of cartoons and TV shows that appealed to us Baby Boomers as kids wasn't written for that medium at all..or even for us. The producers were secretly and deviously exposing us to good music. You need only remember the introduction to "The Lone Ranger" to realize that's true, because "The William Tell Overture" certainly wasn't written for a half-hour TV western.