Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords



You can learn how to play Dream A Little Dream Of Me by Mama Cass!

Dream a Little Dream Of Me is a song that was mainly made famous by Mama Cass. However, it was also sung by Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, and probably most aspiring female jazz singers worldwide.

My one acoustic guitar arrangement is based on the Mama Cass version.

This is a relatively complex arrangement with many chords. To fully understand it you need complete TAB and step by step guidance, this is available in the advanced acoustic guitar course.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords and lyrics


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.

The intro starts off like Blackbird before it gets all jazzy.

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

The verse progression starts off as the intro, pay special attention to the stand-out IVm chord (Fm chord), here shown with the lyrics of 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 is identical, until the last two bars where it sets up the modulation for the chorus by going to an E chord.

| 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.

The chorus is in the key of A.

| A F#m | Bm7 E |
Stars fading but I linger on dear,
| A F#m | Bm7 E |
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.

Notice how 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 guitar lessons in the course.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me – 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 complete TAB for what I play in the video available.

Go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me guitar lessons.


Dream A Little Dream Of Me – Lyrics

Stars shining bright above you,
night breezes seem to whisper, “I love you”.
Birds singing in the sycamore tree,
dream a little dream of me.

Go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me lyrics.


Doris Day – Biography

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.

Go to Doris Day biography.


Ella Fitzgerald – Biography

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.

Go to Ella Fitzgerald biography.


Mama Cass – Biography

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 biography.


Advanced Acoustic – 18 Songs

You can learn how to play these 18 advanced acoustic songs!

Angel Eyes, Angels, Baby Won’t You Please Come Home, Blackbird, Cannonball, Don’t Wait Too Long, Dream A Little Dream Of Me, I Shot The Sheriff, I Wish, Over The Rainbow, Roxanne, Scarborough Fair, Sunshine Of Your Love, Take Me To The River, Tears In Heaven, Tenderness, Wish You Were Here, and Why Don’t You Do Right.

Go to Advanced Acoustic Songs.