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Barry T Lyr Req: You Tell Me Your Dream I'll Tell You Mine (4) Lyr Add: YOU TELL ME YOUR DREAM I'LL TELL YOU MINE 05 Sep 05

Written in 1908 by Charles N. Daniels, Jay Blackton, A. H. Brown, and Seymour Rice

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As sung by Miss Etta Butler :

1. Two little children one morning, after their breakfast was o'er,
Were laughing and playing together, alone on the dining room floor.
The girl of a dream had been talking, but refused with a toss of her head
To tell it all to her playmate, until he coaxingly said:

CHORUS: You had a dream. Well, I had one too.
I know mine's best 'cause it was of you.
Come, sweetheart, tell me. Now is the time.
You tell me your dream. I'll tell you mine.

2. Tom said, "I dreamed you had promised that someday we should be wed."
"Why, that's just exactly like my dream," Mary then blushingly said.
Time, they say, brings many changes, but their love no change ever knew;
And so they were happily married. The dream of their childhood came true.

3. Sadness has entered the household where happiness once reigned supreme.
The sunshine of life now has vanished. Grief had dispelled their bright dream;
For Mary, his kind loving helpmate, had yesterday passed away,
And in sorrow Tom thinks of the morning when in childhood to her he did say:

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There was a terrific jive counterpoint to this song, made popular by the Kirby Stone Four, I believe. Lots of sound snips on the web. Just look for "The I Had A Dream Dear Rock".

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