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The Harptones Life is But a Dream

The Harptones Life is But a Dream

Doo Wop Groups

The Harptones recorded “Life is But a Dream,” which was written by group member Raoul J. Cita , in 1955.  The Harptones formed in Manhattan in the early 1950s.  They sang on street corners, hallways, subway stations, and anywhere they could. They had numerous recordings but not a lot of music business muscle behind them. They are a revered and influential group, especially for the lead singer Willie Winfield and pianist/arranger/singer Raoul  Cita. Group members changed, but at this time, they were Winfield, Cita, Nicky Clark, William Dempsey, Billy Brown, and Bernard “Jimmy” Beckum. Other classic songs from The Harptones are “A Sunday Kind of Love,” “Why Should I Love You,””My Memories of You,” and “The Shrine of St. Cecilia.”  The Harptones continued to tour and perform for many decades.

Here are the lyrics to “Life is But a Dream” by The Harptones:

“Will you take part in
My life, my love
That is my dream

Life is but a dream
It’s what you make it
Always try to give
Don’t ever take it
Life has its music
Life has its songs of love

Life is but a dream
And I dream of you
Strange as it seems
All night I see you
I’m trying to tell you
Just what you mean to me

I love you
With all my heart
Adore you
And all your charms
I want you
To do your part
Come here to my open arms

Life is but a dream
And we can live it
We can make our love
None to compare with

Will you take part in
My life, my love
That is my dream
Life is but a dream”

For another song by The Harptones: “A Sunday Kind of Love.”

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