Who Sang It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream? Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues Pop
Style: Swingbeat/Rhythm & Blues/Vocal
length: 3:20
arranger: Ernie Wilkins
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
alto saxophone: Cannonball Adderley and Sam Marowitz
trumpet: Bernie Glow and Ernie Royal
trombone: J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding
flute: Jerome Richardson
tenor saxophone: Jerome Richardson
guitar: Turk Van Lake
piano: Jimmy Jones
double bass: Joe Benjamin
conductor: Ernie Wilkins
drums (drum set): Roy Haynes
Millions of stars
Playing tag in the sky
Soft little dreams
Holding hands in your eyes
So much at stake and then I wake up
It shouldn't happen to a dream

Light-fingered clouds
Tuck the moon into bed
I feel your lips
Stand my heart on my head
Then comes the ache
Again I wake up
It shouldn't happen to a dream

The flowers get happy
And dance down the lane
The darkness no long is deep
A cloudburst of moonbeams is falling like rain
Each time you walk into my sleep

Here comes the night cutting capers and again
Just for a while you'll be with me and then
The bubble will break
Again I'll wake up
It shouldn't happen to a dream

<Instrumental interlude>

Repeat the previous two verses.

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Over the Rainbow
  • 2 Soon
  • 3 Cherokee
  • 4 I’ll Never Smile Again
  • 5 Don’t Be on the Outside
  • 6 How High the Moon
  • 7 It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dream
  • 8 Sometimes I’m Happy
  • 9 Maybe
  • 10 An Occasional Man
  • 11 Why Can’t I
  • 12 Oh My

  • Release information
    label: EmArcy
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin