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Beautiful Dreamer by Andy Rawn

Another one of my favorite songs!

The legendary Stephen Foster penned many classic American songs, among them the previously blogged Old Folks at Home. He wrote another one of my favorite songs, though not one in my shower singing repertoire, the lovely and lyrical Beautiful Dreamer.

While I tend to prefer renditions of this song by female singers, I decided to post this lovely version by the talented Andy Rawn. Thanks for sharing it, Mr. Rawn!

beautifuldreamer Beautiful Dreamer by Andy Rawn

Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster, 1865

Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me,
Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;
Sounds of the rude world, heard in the day,
Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd away!
Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,
List while I woo thee with soft melody;
Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

Beautiful dreamer, out on the sea
Mermaids are chanting the wild lorelie;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.
Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;
Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!

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  1. Thelma
    June 29th, 2008 at 19:40 | #1

    I`ve always liked this song, too. I can`t listen to this version because it doesn`t seem to be loading properly. I will try again later or when I get back to the states.

    • July 3rd, 2008 at 10:03 | #2

      Thelma, I hope you got a chance to listen to Mr. Rawn’s rendition of this classic tune.

  2. jaytee
    June 30th, 2008 at 13:03 | #3

    I have a special fondness for this tune, too. Long ago when I made a now-aborted run at playing the piano, “Beautiful Dreamer” was one of the first tunes I learned to play!

    • July 3rd, 2008 at 10:03 | #4

      Jaytee, I am glad you dig it, too! It is a truly classic and timeless melody!

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