Dream A Little Dream of Me


It was recorded by Wayne King and his Orchestra with vocal by Ernie Birchill on February 18, 1931 and released by Victor Records as catalogue number 22643. It was a top 20 hit for Frankie Laine in 1950. Later notably sung by Doris Day (who, in 1957, was the first singer to record it at the slow tempo in which it had been written), Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. It is arguably best known for the rendition by “Mama” Cass Elliot of The Mamas & the Papas, in 1968, which sold 7 million copies.

taken from wikipedia

 I personally think this works very well for the ukulele – its a slow chilled piece. Bring back the sunshine so I can get out the ol’ hammock to play this in! I’ve found it works better to play the last note as the A chord instead of just the note on the end.


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  1. Art Crocker August 4th, 2008 2:23 pm

    Your “Dream a little Dream” posting is interesting, didn’t know the song has been around longer than I.
    Question- Although embarrasing I must ask, You have this song both in Chords and the Tab melody. Are they in the same key? Was trying to put together an arrangement of the song using your Melody and throwing in a few Chords for the half-notes. Tried combining the 2 versions which does not seem to work. Tried to figure chords from your tab, but not sure of that either.

    It is certainly a great tune to combine some picking and strum. Any suggestions?

  2. David June 25th, 2012 10:15 pm

    One arrangement has an Ab which to me does not work have you other suggestions?

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