Many Dreams Ago


Artie Shaw and his Orchestra : Many Dreams Ago


Side A: Many Dreams Ago
Side B: If What You Say is True

Style:  Fox Trot / Jazz

Date Recorded: September 28, 1939

Composer: Fred E. Ahlert

Lyricist: Al Stillman

Instrumentation: Clarinet, 4 saxophones, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, guitar, piano, string bass, and traps

Charted: In 1939, ‘Many Dreams Ago’ charted for 5 weeks on Billboard, reaching a high of #11

Wikipedia: Many Dreams Ago

Many dreams ago
You and I were all aglow
With love, ’twas so intended!
Many dreams ago
Something dimmed the flame and so
It ended, ended!

Since then I’ve prayed for your return, my love;
How could I begin
Teaching my heart from thinking of
What might have been?

Many dreams ago,
Long before I came to know
The woe of being lonely,
You were close to me;
Now I have for company
Your memory, only!

I close my eyes and see you in my arms,
You cry, “I love you so!”.
Ho, oh how real it seems,
Though it happened many dreams ago!

Artie Shaw and his Orchestra

  • Artie Shaw (director, clarinet)
  • Georgie Auld (saxophone)
  • Hank Freeman (saxophone)
  • Tony Pastor (saxophone)
  • Les Robinson (saxophone)
  • Bernie Privin (trumpet)
  • Chuck Peterson (trumpet)
  • Harry Geller (trumpet)
  • Les Jenkins (trombone)
  • George Arus (trombone)
  • Harry Rodgers (trombone)
  • Bob Kitsis (piano)
  • Al Avola (guitar)
  • Sid Weiss (string bass)
  • Buddy Rich (traps)

Label: Bluebird B-10446-A

Many Dreams Ago - Artie Shaw and his Orchestra - Bluebird label


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