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Mister Sandman

Music by Pat Ballard

Originally Performed by The Chordettes

"Mr. Sandman" is a popular song written by Pat Ballard which was published in 1954 and first recorded in May of that year by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra and later that same year by The Chordettes. The song's lyrics convey a request to "Mr. Sandman" to "bring me a dream" the traditional association with the folkloric figure, the sandman. The pronoun used to refer to the desired dream is often changed depending on the sex of the singer or group performing the song, as the original sheet music publication, which includes male and female versions of the lyrics, intended. Some time later, Ballard also rewrote the lyrics for Christmas use as "Mr. Santa". The chord progression in each chorus follows the circle of fifths for six chords in a row. Singer Dorothy Collins charted with "Mr. Santa" (#51, US trade Music Vendor. 1955). The song was later recorded by Tony Sandler and Ralph Young (1968) and Suzy Bogguss. Emmylou Harris' recording of the song reached the top-ten on the U.S. country singles chart in 1981.

    Release Date: 1954


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : Natural Woman (Collection) SSAA : SSAA : Songbook : 073999586749 : 0634033611 : 08742904

Deke Sharon : Natural Woman (Collection) SSAA bestseller

A selection of standards arranged by Deke Sharon and Anne Raugh from the popular CASA songbook series. Women's arrangements - especially interesting ones - are in very short supply. That's why we're very pleased to offer this songbook. Many old standards are here, plus there are a few more challenging contemporary pieces.

Songlist: A Natural Woman, It's My Party, Leader of the Pack, Lollipop, Mister Sandman, O Canada!, One Fine Day, Sweet Dreams, The Boy from New York City, The Star Spangled Banner

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Voicing: SSAA | 1013b | Songbook | $13.95 | A Cappella video


Various Arrangers : The Vintage Harmony Girl Groups : SSA : Sheet Music Collection

Various Arrangers : The Vintage Harmony Girl Groups

The 1950's were the golden age for the close harmony girl groups with many of them enjoying top pop hits and regular TV appearances. Many of the female harmony groups of today owe much to these early pioneers and this collection of songs are some of the finest of the era. Includes number one hits from the Andrews Sister, McGuire Sisters and the Chordettes. With piano accompaniment.

Songlist: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Mister Sandman, Lollipop, Sugartime, Sincerely

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Voicing: SSA | 6725b | Sheet Music Collection | $9.50


Individual Folios

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Mister Sandman : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Pat Ballard : The Chordettes : Sheet Music Collection : 08243400 : 073999434002

Ed Lojeski : Mister Sandman

Available: SATB, SSAA, SA.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Pat Ballard Performed By: The Chordettes

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08243400


Mister Sandman : SA : Ed Lojeski : Pat Ballard : The Chordettes : Sheet Music : 08243403 : 073999434033

Ed Lojeski : Mister Sandman

Available: SATB, SSAA, SA.

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: Pat Ballard Performed By: The Chordettes

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08243403


Mister Sandman : SSA : Ed Lojesk : Pat Ballard : The Chordettes : Sheet Music : 08243405 : 073999434057

Ed Lojesk : Mister Sandman

The fun-filled 1958 pop classic by the Chordettes! Roger's SSA arrangement captures the authentic "girl group" sound. Great fun! Available: SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

Arranger: Ed Lojesk | Composer: Pat Ballard Performed By: The Chordettes

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | Jazz Combo |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08243405

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