Dream A Little Dream of Me chords and lyrics

by The Mamas & The Papas

  • Dream A Little Dream of Me was composed by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt, with lyrics by Gus Kahn. The song was first recorded in 1931 by Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra.
  • The Mamas & The Papas released a version in June, 1968 from the album - The Papas & The Mamas.
  • Music: C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 124 bpm
  • Chords: C, D, E7, F, Fm, F#m, G7, G#7, A, A7, B7
  • Bass Notes /C - /B - /A: Played as single notes if you are finger-picking. Simply play the C chord and then the 3rd finger on string 5 (3rd fret) plays the C bass note - slide 3rd finger down 1 fret and play the B bass note - then take the finger off the string (open) and play the A bass note. If you are strumming chords, you can omit these.

Dream A Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & The Papas

Intro: 4/4 || Album  G7  |  C – B7  | G#7 – G7 | C  -  B7 | G#7 – G7 ||
                                                
  
 C        B7               G#7  G7 
1. Stars shin-ing bright a-bove you
 C  /C    /B       /A      A  
   Night breez-es seem to whis-per, I love you
 F                       Fm 
   Birds sing-in' in the sy-ca-more tree
     C              G#7     G7 
   Dream a lit-tle dream of me

 C       B7             G#7    G7 
2. Say nighty-night and   kiss me
 C  /C   /B      /A        A  
   Just hold me tight and tell me you'll miss me
 F                       Fm 
   While I'm a-lone and blue as can be
     C              G#7  G7  C – E7
   Dream a lit-tle dream of  me

      A       F#m         D         E7       A       F#m            D - E7 
Chorus: Stars fad-ing but I lin-ger on dear__  Still crav-ing your kiss
      A      F#m         D            E7        A      F#m     G#7   G7
        I'm long-in' to lin-ger till dawn dear__  Just say-ing thi - is
   
 C         B7                  G#7    G7 
3. Sweet dreams till sun-beams   find you
 C  /C     /B         /A       A7  
   Sweet dreams that leave all wor-ries be-hind you
 F                         Fm 
   But in your dreams what-ev-er they be
     C              G#7  G7  C – E7
   Dream a lit-tle dream of  me


Instr: || C – B7 | G#7 – G7 | C /C /B /A | A7 | F | Fm | C / G#7 G7 | C – E7 ||

      A       F#m         D         E7       A       F#m            D - E7 
Chorus: Stars fad-ing but I lin-ger on dear__  Still crav-ing your kiss
       A     F#m         D            E7        A      F#m     G#7   G7
        I'm long-in' to lin-ger till dawn dear__  Just say-ing thi – is

 C         B7                  G#7    G7 
4. Sweet dreams till sun-beams   find you
 C         /B         /A       A7  
   Sweet dreams that leave all wor-ries far be-hind you
 F                         Fm 
   But in your dreams what-ev-er they be
     C              G#7  G7 (C) 
   Dream a lit-tle dream of  me
       B7               G#7 G7
   Da  da  da  dum  da  da  dum
   C   B7          G#7      G7  
   Da  da  da__ Da da da da dum 
              C             B7         G#7      G7  
   Pa da da__ da da da da__ Da da da__ Da da da dum
   |   C  -  B7   |   G#7  –  G7   |
   (Whistle)... repeat to fade

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

The Mamas & The Papas

Origin: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Music Styles: Folk rock, psychedelic pop, sunshine pop
Active Years: 1965–1968
Original Band Line-up:

  • John Phillips - songwriter, musician and group leader (1935-2001)
  • Denny Dohery - singer, songwriter, musician, actor (1940-2007)
  • Cass Elliot (Mama Cass) - singer, actress (1941 - 1974)
  • Michelle Phillips - singer, songwriter, actress

The Mamas & The Papas

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Covers since 1957
  • 50's: Bing Crosby (1957), Ella Mae Morse (1957), Doris Day (1958), Dean Martin (1959)
  • 60's: Frankie Laine (1963), Louis Armstrong (1968), The Mamas & The Papas (1968), Henry Mancini (1969)
  • 90's: Dinah Shore (1990), Ella Fitzgerald (1993), Gerry Mulligan (1994),Terry Hall & Salad (1995), Beautiful South (1995), Nat King Cole (1999)
  • 2000-2010: Al Martino (2001), Tony Bennett & K.D. Lang (2002), Anne Murray (2004), Diana Krall (2007), Gina Jeffreys (2010), Michael Bublé (2010)
  • 2011-present: Eddie Vedder (2011), Emilia Mitiku (2013), Barry Manilow (2014), Vov Dylan(2016)
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