Dream A Little Dream Of Me Lyrics

dream a little dream of me lyrics - ella fitzgerald
dream a little dream of me lyrics – ella fitzgerald

Dream a Little Dream of Me is a popular song that was first recorded in 1931 by the American jazz singer Ozzie Nelson and his orchestra.

However, it was the 1968 version by the legendary jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald that became the most well-known and enduring rendition of the song.

Fitzgerald’s version has been featured in numerous films, television shows, and commercials over the years, and it remains a beloved classic in the American songbook.

Dream A Little Dream Of Me Lyrics

Verse 1

Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, I love you
Birds singin’ in the sycamore trees
Dream a little dream of me

Verse 2

Say nighty-night and kiss me
Just hold me tight and tell me you’ll miss me
While I’m alone and blue as can be
Dream a little dream of me
[Verse 3: Louis Armstrong]
Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
Now I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Verse 4

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
But in your dreams whatever they be
Dream a little dream of me

Verse 5

Stars fading but I linger on dear
Still craving your kiss
I’m longin’ to linger till dawn dear
Just saying this

Outro

Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you
Leave the worries behind you
But in your dreams, whatever may be
You’ve gotta make me a promise, promise to me
You’ll dream, dream a little dream of me

Facts About Dream A Little Dream Of Me Lyrics

FactDescription
Song TitleDream a Little Dream of Me
Original Release Date1931 (Ozzie Nelson and his orchestra); 1950 (Doris Day); 1960 (Mama Cass); 1968 (Ella Fitzgerald)
SongwritersGus Kahn, Fabian Andre, and Wilbur Schwandt
GenreJazz
Length3 minutes, 6 seconds
LabelReprise Records
Chart PerformanceReached #46 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968
LegacyBecame a popular jazz standard and a signature song for Ella Fitzgerald. Has been covered by numerous artists and used in various media
Notable CoversThe Mamas & the Papas, Doris Day, Louis Armstrong, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and more
Cultural ReferencesUsed in several films, TV shows, and commercials, including “Beautiful Girls,” “The Sopranos,” and a Nescafé commercial
Awards and RecognitionsInducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001; ranked #65 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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