Dreamin' Again - chords, tab and comments
Good artists should be forced to stay on the ground. On September 20th 1973 a Beechcraft plane crashed into a pecan tree in Louisiana at takeoff, ending the promising career of both Jim Croce and lead guitarist Maury Muehleisen. Also the agent, the road manager, a comedian and the pilot perished. The team had just got a breakthrough with "Bad Leroy Brown", and the future seemed bright.
Despite of this, Croce thought about leaving music business to get more time with the family. A letter his wife Ingrid received after his death closes with "Remember, it’s the first 60 years that count and I’ve got 30 to go. I love you".
This song is from "Life and Times" (1973), his forth studio album, and essential to his many fans. A fifth album "I Got a Name" was released posthumously; finished just before the plane crash. Sure, he got a name - only thirty years old.
I'd like to stress the importance of Maury Muehleisen, thus there's a link to his tribute site at the bottom of the page, as well as Jim's. His splendid harmonies and special fingerpicking were a perfect match to Croce's songs. He's been a major inspiration to my own treating of the guitar, together with Happy Traum and Stefan Grossman. Bless their memories.
A A/G# A/F# A
don't you know I had a dream last night
and you were here with me
Amaj7 F#m Bm ...E7
lyin' by my side so soft and warm
A A/G# A/F# A
and we talked a while and shared a smile
and then we shared the dawn
Dmaj7 C#m Bm ...E7
but when I woke up oh my dream it was gone
A Amaj7 A
I had been dreamin' dreamin' again
A7 D E7
I'm not the same can you blame me
A Amaj7 F#m
is it hard to understand
I can't forget you can't change me
A Amaj7 F¤m ...Bm E7
I am not that kind of man
The sign slash / in the chord name means playing the following note on a bass string.