My Dreams Are Getting Better All The TimeWords & Music by Manny Curtis & Vic Mizzy
Recorded by Les Brown Orchestra, Doris Day Vocal, 1945 (#1)
Introduced by Marion Hutton in the film "In Society"
A D D9alt D D9 Well, what do you know, A7 D9 D6/9 D DM7 D7 G G/B He smiled at me in my dreams last night - A7 G Gdim D My dreams are getting better all the time. A D D9alt D D9 And, what do you know, A7 D9 D6/9 D DM7 D7 G G/B He smiled at me in a dif'rent light - A7 G A7 D Gdim D D7 My dreams are getting better all the time. Bridge: G6 G/B To think that we were strangers D6 B7 A couple of nights ago; E7 D9 And though it's a dream, A7 E7 A A9 A Asus4 A7 I never dreamed he'd ev - er say hel - lo. A D D9alt D D9 A7 D9 D6/9 D Oh, may - be to - night I'll hold him tight DM7 D7 G G/B When the moonbeams shine - A7 G A7 D My dreams are getting better all the time.
If ever this was proof that a song had the capacity to crawl in your head a stay there -- invited or not -- I would nominate this one. Though it did reach number one in 1945, it's rarely heard these days, in any form -- even on the oldies radio stations. I stumbled across it while looking for other songs, and happened to have it playing while I continued my search. I'll be doggoned if the melody didn't set up residence in my head.