Dream Lover chords and lyrics

by Bobby Darin

  • Dream Lover was written by Bobby Darin - musician, singer-songwriter and actor.
  • Recorded: April 6, 1959 and released in the same year.
  • Music: Db Major with a key change to D Major in 2/2 time at ~ 68 bpm
  • Chords in Db Major: Db, Db7, Eb7, Ebm7, Gb, Ab, Ab7, Bbm
  • Chords in D Major: D, D7, E7, Em7, G, A, A7, Bm
  • Please Note: The live version starts in C Major with a key change to Db Major. The sheet music is written in C Major with no key changes.
  • Chords in C Major: C, C7, D7, Dm7, F, G, G7, Am
  • For Beginners: We have charted the entire song in C Major. If you want to play with the video, place a capo on the first fret. At the key change, stop the video - move the capo to the 2nd fret and continue.

Dream Lover by Bobby Darin

Capo on 1 if playing with the video - Capo on 2 after the key change

Intro: 2/2 ||   C   |   Am   |   C   |   Am   ||
                                                
  C                              Am             
1. Ev’-ry night I hope and pray__  A dream lo-ver will come my way
  C                           Am             
   A girl to hold in my arms__  And know the magic of her charms
             C         G7        C         F             
   'Cause I want__  A girl__ To call__ My own
            C      Am         Dm7              G7        C  |  G  |
   I want a  dream lo-ver__ So I don't have to  dream a-lone


  C                             Am             
2. Dream lo-ver, where are you__  With a love, oh, so true
  C                              Am             
   And the hand that I can hold__  To feel you near as I grow old
             C        G7        C         F             
   'Cause I want__ A girl__ To call__ My own
            C      Am         Dm7              G7        C  |  C7  |
   I want a  dream lo-ver__ So I don't have to  dream a-lone


       F                             C             
Bridge: Some-day, I don't know how__  I hope she'll hear my plea
       D7                           G7             
        Some way, I don't know how__  She'll bring her love to me


  C                          Am             
3. Dream lo-ver, until then__  I'll go to sleep and dream a-gain
  C                              Am             
   That's the on-ly thing to do__  Till all my lo-ver's dreams come true
             C        G7        C         F             
   'Cause I want__ A girl__ To call__ My own            
            C      Am         Dm7                G7     C    |    G    |
   I want a  dream lo-ver__ So I don't have to dream a-lone   (key change)
   
     C                          Am             
4. Dream lo-ver, until then__  I'll go to sleep and dream a-gain
  C                              Am             
   That's the on-ly thing to do__  Till all my lo-ver's dreams come true
             C        G7        C         F             
   'Cause I want__ A girl__ To call__ My own            
            C      Am         Dm7              G7        C    
   I want a  dream lo-ver__ So I don't have to  dream a-lone
Am                        C  
   Please don't make me dream a-lone
Am                       C
   Ba-by don't make me dream a-lone
Am                     C
   No I don't wan-na dream a-lone...

C Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
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:

Bobby Darin
  • Born: Walden Robert Cassotto on May 14, 1936 in East Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S. He was a musician, singer-songwriter and actor who played a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, drums, harmonica and xylophone.
  • Died: Dec 20, 1973 (aged 37) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Music Styles: Jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, pop, swing, folk, country
  • Active Years: 1956–1973

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