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Welcome to my Dream by The Everly Brothers page featuring hits by The Everly Brothers where you'll find a collection of demo clips covering several top songs along with free chord sheets, rhythm tips and more.

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Dream By The Everly Brothers & More
Chords, Lyrics, Demos, Tutorials

1. All I Have To Do Is Dream

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All I Have To Do Is Dream was recorded in two takes back in 1958 and featured Chet Atkins on guitar. This was the only song to be on all Billboard Charts at the same time.

The song was also a #1 in the UK as well as the US and Canada and can be found on their album "The Best Of The Everly Brothers" released in 1958.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo:  No
  • Rhythm: root dn up dn up root up dn up 
  • Picking: Yes in rhythm
  • Chords: C-Am-F-G-Em-Am7-G7-D7
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2. Bird Dog

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Bird Dog was another huge #1 hit for the brothers peaking at #1 on the US Country chart as well as #1 in Australia and Canada. It also crossed over at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song can be found on The Best Of The Everly Brothers" 1958 album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: dn up dn up dn up with rock & roll riff & repeat - some quick shuffles 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A, D, G, E, D7
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3. Bye Bye Love

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Bye Bye Love can be found on the debut album of The Everly Brothers from 1958.

This song was a #1 hit on the country charts in 1958 and crossed over onto the pop charts at #2 and the R&B charts at #5

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo:  No
  • Rhythm: root dn up dn up dn up -  a rock & roll riff in verses 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: A, G, D, E, C
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4. Cathy's Clown

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Cathy's Clown hails from the 1960 album "A Date With The Everly Brothers" which contained this track and was written by Don Everly. This song turned out to be their best seller throughout their entire career.

Don and Phil shared a microphone and with sessions musicians standing by, they nailed it in one take. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo:  No
  • Rhythm: root dn root up dn up with a chop
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C
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5. Claudette

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Claudette featured above, was the B-side to All I Have To Do Is Dream and was written by Roy Orbison who because of Claudette's success, broke ranks with Sun Records and joined the Everly Brothers label.

The song reached #15 on the US Country charts and hit #1 in the UK. It's also found on "The Best Of The Everly Brothers" 1958 album

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: quick shuffles to start then dn up dn up with rock & roll riffs
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A, B7
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6. Devoted To You

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Devoted To You was the B-Side to Bird Dog and did very well on it's own reaching #1 i Canada, #7 on the US country chart and #2 on the US R&B chart.

The song is also found on the 1958 album "The Best Of The Everly Brothers".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root dn up dn up root up dn up 
  • Picking: Yes in rhythm
  • Chords: G, C, D, G6, Am, Bm, Em, A7
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7. Ebony Eyes

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Ebony Eyes was released as a B-side single to Walk Right Back in 1961. In the UK, the song peaked at #1 for 3 weeks until it was banned on the UK radio as being "too sensitive" and upsetting lyrics to be played on radio.

The song did appear on the album The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers.

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8. Like Strangers

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Like Strangers gave The Everly Brothers a top 30 with this release back in 1960. Later in 1980, Gail Davies scored a #21 on the Country Charts. 

Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant were the husband and wife team behind many hits by The Everly Brothers.

The song is off of their 1960 album "The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers".

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret 
  • Rhythm: arpeggio notes throughout 
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: E, A, Db7, Gbm, B7, Am
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9. Wake Up Little Suzie

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Wake Up Little Suzie is another great song from the songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, The Everly Brothers released this one in 1957.

The church in Boston thought the song was too suggestive and had it banned for a time according to Don Everly. It is probably one of the most well known songs by the brothers. 

This track can be found on the debut album of The Everly Brothers from 1958. This song was a #1 hit on three charts including country charts, pop charts the R&B chart where it reached #1 on all three.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root dn up dn up dn up
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, F, G, A, E
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10. Walk Right Back

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Walk Right Back was released as a single back in 1961 reached #1 in the UK, #3 in Canada, #7 in the US and #8 in Australia.

The track can be found on their album "The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers". 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root dn up dn up dn up with riff
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, A, G, D/Gb, Em, Dmaj7
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11. Why Worry

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Why Worry was written by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits for The Everly Brothers, but they never released the song as a single.

It can be found on their 1985 album "Born Yesterday" and Knopfler has it on the Dire Straits album "Bothers In Arms". 

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: arpeggio throughout
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A7, G, E7, Em
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