Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords by Mama Cass


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Dream A Little Dream Of Me | Chords and lyrics

Intro

| 3/4 G Am7 G/B | 4/4 C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G | C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G |

Verse 1

| C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G |
Stars shining bright above you,
| C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
night breezes seem to whisper, “I love you”.
| F | Fm | C Ab7 | G6 |
Birds singing in the sycamore tree, dream a little dream of me.

Verse 2

| C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G |
Say nighty night and kiss me,
| C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me.
| F | Fm | C Ab7 G7 | C E |
While I’m alone and blue as can be, dream a little dream of me.

Chorus 1

| A F#m | Bm7 E |
Stars fading but I linger on dear,
| A F#m | Bm7 E7 |
still craving your kiss.
| A F#m | Bm7 E |
I’m longing to linger ’til dawn dear,
| A F#m | Ab7 G7 |
just saying this.

Verse 3

| C Ebdim7 | Ab6 G |
Sweet dreams ’til sunbeams find you,
| C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you.
| F | Fm | C Ab7 G7 | C C/G |
But in your dreams, whatever they be, dream a little dream of me.

Instrumental

| C Ebdim7 | Ab6 G | C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
| F | Fm | C Ab7 G7 | C E |

Chorus 2

| A F#m | Bm7 E |
Stars fading but I linger on dear,
| A F#m | Bm7 E7#9 |
still craving your kiss.
| A F#m | Bm7 E |
I’m longing to linger ’til dawn dear,
| A F#m | Ab7 G7 |
just saying this.

Verse 4

| C Ebdim7 | Ab6 G |
Sweet dreams ’til sunbeams find you,
| C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you.
| F | Fm | C Ab7 G7 |
But in your dreams, whatever they be, dream a little dream of me.

Outro

||: C Ebdim7 | Ab7 G7 :|| C |


Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords and progressions

Dream a Little Dream Of Me is in the key of C during the verse, but then modulates to the key of A for the chorus. This could be seen as a modal interchange since the key of C is also the key of Am, we could say we go from A Aeolian to A Ionian.

The intro starts off like Blackbird GAm7G/B, before it gets all jazzy. C – Gbdim7Ab6 – GC – Gbdim7Ab6 G.

The first three chords are up the scale from V – VI – V. The last V chord has its 3rd in the bass.

The Gbdim7 chord could also have been an Adim7 (same notes), this links well with Ab6, which resolves to G, the V chord.

The verse progression starts off as the intro, pay special attention to the stand-out IVm (Fm chord).

| C Gbdim7 | Ab6 G | C C/B C/Bb | A7 |
| F | Fm | C Ab7 | G6 |

Verse 2 is identical, until the last two bars where it sets up the modulation for the chorus by going to an E chord.

The chorus is in the key of A.

||: A F#m | Bm7 E :|| This is a classic I – VI – II – V.

The last bars Ab7 and G7 set you up for the verse in the key of C again.

If you want all the TAB for how this is done in the video above, you need to turn to the course.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me | Related pages


Dream A Little Dream Of Me – 8 Guitar Lessons

Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Mama Cass will soon be available as eight step-by-step guitar lessons.

Until then, there’s TAB available for what I play in the video.

Go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me – 8 Guitar Lessons.


Mama Cass

Mama Cass spent most of her time and had the most success with the band The Mamas & The Papas, a hugely successful vocal group between 1965 and 1968.

During this short period of time, the band became world-famous by getting eleven top 40 singles from five albums.

Go to Mama Cass.


Doris Day

Having achieved success as a big band singer, film actress, recording artist, and radio and television performer, Doris Day became one of America’s best-loved entertainers of the 50s.

Hits include Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Que Sera, Sera, and Over The Rainbow.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald released 61 studio albums and 25 live albums between 1936 and 1989. Crowned the First Lady Of Song, she is recognized for performing and recording most of the Great American Songbook.

Before this, she pioneered scat-singing in the 40s as a devoted Bebop singer.

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Julie London

Most famous for singing Cry Me A River, starring in Westerns and in the TV series Emergency! Julie London also recorded many Jazz standards.

Tunes include Fly Me To The Moon, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Bye Bye Blackbird, A Taste Of Honey, and Why Don’t You Do Right?

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Advanced Acoustic Songs

These songs use big chord extensions and sometimes, unique and complex chords that incorporate open strings.

Study these in-depth and you will gain a complete understanding of the fretboard, including how to build any scale, arpeggio, and chord, anywhere on the guitar.

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Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

Go to Song Book.


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