Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?

(music by Harry Revel; lyrics by Mack Gordon)

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Marc De Bruyn (emdebe@village.uunet.be), September 6, 2003

"Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?" was composed by Harry Revel (1904-1958, music) and Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler, 1904-1959, words). The sprightly tune was introduced in the "film Sitting Pretty" (1933), directed by Harry Joe Brown, starring Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers, and Thelma Todd (who is pictured in the collage on the "Tinsel Town Rebellion", 1981). The characters played by Oakie and Haley were loosely based on Paramount's real-life songwriting team (and authors of "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?") Gordon and Revel, who show up in bit parts. No relation to the 1948 movie "Sitting Pretty", directed by Walter Lang, starring Robert Young, Clifton Webb, Maureen O'Hara, Richard Haydn, and Louise Allbritton.

"Did you ever see a dream walking? / Well, I did. / Did you ever hear a dream talking? / Well, I did. / Did you have a dream thrill you / With "Will you be mine?" / Oh, it's so grand, and it's too, too divine! / Did you ever see a dream dancing? / Well, I did. / Did a ever see a dream romancing? / Well, I did! / Did you see heaven right in your arms, / Saying, "I love you, I do!" / Well, the dream that was walking, / And the dream that was talking, / The heaven in my arms was you."

Recorded by several artists, like Bing Crosby (with the Lenny Heyton Orchestra 1933), Carmen Lombardo (with Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, 1933), Frankie Avalon, Vaughn Monroe, Eddy Duchin, and Fats Domino (1962).



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