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

Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs  
          C                D               E7                F                Fm              F#m
   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|   e|-1-|---|---|
   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|-1-|---|---|   G|-1-|---|---|
   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|-3-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|   D|-1-|---|-4-|
   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|-2-|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|-1-|---|-3-|   A|-1-|---|-3-|
   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|-1-|---|---|   E|-1-|---|---|
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        2   3   4 

          G7                 G#7                 A                 A7                 B7 
    e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|-3-|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|-1-|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|
    D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|---|-1-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|
    A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|-1-|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|-1-|---|---|     E|-1-|---|---|     E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  3   4   5          4   5   6          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3


Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
       C                D               E7                F                Fm              F#m
 |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e   |---|---|-1-|e
 |---|---|-1-|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|-1-|B
 |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |---|---|-1-|G   |---|---|-1-|G
 |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |-3-|---|---|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D   |-4-|---|-1-|D
 |-3-|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |---|-2-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A   |-3-|---|-1-|A
x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|-1-|E   |---|---|-1-|E
   3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        4   3   2  Frets
      
         
      G7                 G#7                 A                 A7                 B7
 |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e
 |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|-3-|---|B     |---|---|---|B
 |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|-1-|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G
 |---|---|-1-|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|-1-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D
 |-3-|---|-1-|A     |-3-|---|-1-|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
 |---|---|-1-|E     |---|---|-1-|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
   5   4   3          6   5   4          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1   Frets

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

casselliot.com

Dream A Little Dream of Me Sheet Music icon - download at OnlineSheetMusic.Com - Guitar Tab/Vocal - C Major - 5 pages - Playback, Transposable


Recorded Versions 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)
Back to 60's Music

Contact Me


 RSS Icon