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


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

| 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.

| 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.

| 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.

| 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.

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

| 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.

| 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.

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


Dream A Little Dream Of Me chord progression

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 C is also Am, 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 having 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 chord (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 clasic I – VI – II – V.

At the end, 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 + Live performance

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

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

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

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 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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The Professional Guitarist Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset that you can acquire.

Learn these songs and you can progress from being a bedroom player to working with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

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