Fabian Andre and Wilber Schwandt composed the music for dream a little dream of me, with lyrics written by Gus Kahn. The two wrote it during a break in their band, playing for a dance in Paw Paw, Michigan, or Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to various accounts. Kahn’s version of the song was his first top ten hit. It became the standard for many other performers, including Ozzie Nelson, Kate Smith, Doris Day, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, and Mama Cass Elliott.
Esskayess from Dallas, TxI love this song and I remember hearing it when it came out in 1968 with Mama Cass and the Papas. Eddie, the fellow who introduced her, says “And now to sing this lovely ballad here is Mama Cass.” If you listen closely, she can be heard clearing her throat as she begins singing.
In 2010, Michael Bublé recorded the song as the title track of his album Special Delivery, and in 2013 English singer Robbie Williams included a cover on his tenth studio album Swings Both Ways. lyrics for dream a little dream of me