Oh What a Dream

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About Oh What a Dream

"Oh What a Dream" is a 1954 blues song written by Chuck Willis and originally performed by Ruth Brown backed by members of The Drifters (only credited as her Rhythmakers). The song has been described as a torch song with a gospel tint, adding up to a big dose of that R&B balladeering as expressed in the lyrics and Brown's soulful performance: "Dreamed I held you in my armsBut I'm still waiting for that day to come Ohh what a dream, what a dream I had last night" The single became Brown's fourth number one on the U. S. R&B chart. 


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2007
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Woke up this morning and I looked around
So disappointed, I laid back down
Oh, what a dream, what a dream
I had last night

Dreamed I held you in my arms
But I'm still waitin' for that day to come

Oh, what a dream
(What a dream)
What a dream
(What a dream)
I had last night

Oh, what a dream
(What a dream)
What a dream
(What a dream)
I had last night

Dreamed we were walkin' down the aisle
The organ was playing "Here Comes the Bride"
You looked out at me and you began to smile
When I looked around everybody began to cry

I opened my eyes, you weren't there
All of my happiness just disappeared

Oh, what a dream
(What a dream)
What a dream
(What a dream)
I had last night

I opened my eyes, you weren't there
All of my happiness just disappeared

Oh, what a dream
(What a dream)
What a dream
(What a dream)
I had last night

Oh, what a dream
(Oh, what a dream)
What a dream
(Oh, what a dream)
I had last night

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Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown (January 12, 1928 – November 17, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter and actress also known as "Queen of R&B" noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic Records in the 1950s, such as "So Long", "Teardrops from My Eyes" and "(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean". For these contributions, Atlantic became known as "The house that Ruth built" (alluding to the popular nickname for Old Yankee Stadium). more »

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Written by: CHUCK WILLIS

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