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!

Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster (1865)

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!