Artist The Chordettes
Album Mister Sand Man
Genre(s)
Note Quite a lot of chords in this song, mainly because of the key change in the second verse.
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Verse 1:
    A        Ab
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
Db7                       Gb 
make him the cutest that I've ever seen.
B                      E
Give him two lips like roses and clover,
A                               F         E
then tell him that his lonesome nights are over.
A        Ab
Sandman, I'm so alone.
Db7                   Gb
Don't have nobody to call my own.
Bm                        Dm
Please turn on your magic beam,
    A        B        E A
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.

Verse 2 - key change -:
    D        Db7
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream.
Gb                        B
Make him the cutest that I've ever seen.
E                      A
Give him the word that I'm not a rover,
D                             Bb         A
then tell him that his lonely nights are over.
D        Db7
Sandman, I'm so alone.
Gb                    B
Don't have nobody to call my own.
Dm                        Am7
Please turn on your magic beam..
    B        E          A
Mr. Sandman, bring me a dream..

Verse 3 - back to original key -:
    A       Ab
Mr. Sandman bring us a dream.
Db7                             Gb
Give him a pair of eyes with a come-hither gleam.
           B                 E
Give him a lonely heart like Pagliacci,
A                          F     E
and lots of wavy hair like Liber..ace.
A            Ab
Mr. Sandman, someone to hold,
Db7                 Gb
would be so peachy before we're too old.
   Bm                        Dm
So please turn on your magic beam.
    A        B         A               B
Mr. Sandman, bring us, please, please, bring us..
    A        B        E A
Mr. Sandman, bring us a dream.    
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7 Comments

  1. Alcebides

    The second verse doesn’t sound right. Someone help? :-)

  2. If you transpose it +3 you can pick the dumdumdum at the beginning starting with the open C string, im trying to figure out the picking for the key change

  3. I’m so sorry Mother…

  4. Anyone here from Bates Motel?

  5. This song reminds me of Norma from Bates motel ;(

  6. -4 easier

  7. I’m singing this for youth in harmony and ukutabs helped me with my pitches, thanks ukutabs!

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