I'll See You in My Dreams (1924 song)

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"I'll See You in My Dreams" is a popular song. It was written by Isham Jones, with lyrics by Gus Kahn, and was published in 1924. Originally recorded by Isham Jones and the Ray Miller Orchestra, it charted for 16 weeks during 1925, spending seven weeks at number 1.[1] Other popular versions in 1925 were by Marion Harris; Paul Whiteman; Ford & Glenn; and Lewis James.[2]

The song was chosen as the title song of the 1951 film I'll See You in My Dreams, a musical biography of Kahn.

Popular recordings of it were made by many leading artists including Cliff Edwards, Louis Armstrong, Pat Boone, Bing Crosby (recorded November 27, 1947),[3] Doris Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Mario Lanza, Tony Martin, Anita O'Day, The Platters, Ezio Pinza, Sue Raney, Jerry Lee Lewis (1958, instrumental), Andy Williams,[4] and Linda Scott.[5] A "Texas Swing" version of the song was recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys.

The song was also recorded by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, and inspired Merle Travis to record it as a guitar instrumental. Many other guitarists including Chet Atkins and Thom Bresh followed in Merle's footsteps. Michel Lelong, a French guitarist, published the first tab of this Travis' arrangement for the American publisher/guitarist Stefan Grossman's Guitare Workshop during the 1980s, following by Thom Bresh (Merle Travis 's son) for Homespun Tapes, and Marcel Dadi for Stefan Grossman 's Guitar Worshop.

It was recorded by Mario Lanza on his Coca-Cola Show of 1951-2 and is available on a compilation album mastered from those same shows, and featuring the same title, I'll See You in My Dreams, released by BMG in 1998.

An early version was recorded by Hawaiian steel guitar originator Joseph Kekuku in 1925.[6]

Other cover versions[edit]

Film appearances[edit]


  1. ^ CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Wisconsin, USA: Record Research Inc. p. 521. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ "A Bing Crosby Discography". BING magazine. International Club Crosby. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "I'll See You in My Dreams". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  5. ^ Linda Scott, "Don't Lose Your Head" single release Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  6. ^ The Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Its Great Hawaiian Musicians edited by Lorene Ruymar 1996
  7. ^ "Bachelors, The - Charmaine (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  8. ^ "Pearls, The / Pearls' Orchestra, The - I'll See You In My Dreams / Pearly (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  9. ^ "Eddie Cochran - Rockin' It Country Style (The Legendary Chuck Foreman Recordings 1953-55) (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  10. ^ Video on YouTube
  11. ^ "Moonspell - I'll See You In My Dreams". YouTube. 2006-02-12. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  12. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson - Slow The Rain (CD, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-01.
  13. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Turn Up the Quiet – Diana Krall". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  14. ^ "I'll See You in My Dreams" sung by Alice Faye in Rose of Washington Square (1939) (audio only) on YouTube