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Beautiful Dreamer song lyrics

Song lyrics to Beautiful Dreamer (1864) by Stephen Foster

Beautiful Dreamer is a song by American songwriter Stephen Foster. It was published posthumously in March of 1864. The song is set in 9 8 time with a broken chord accompaniment.

Beautiful Dreamer has been recorded by a great many artists, rangigng from Bing Crosby to The Beatles. It has been used in a wide variety of movies and TV shows, ranging from Mighty Joe Young (1949), In the Good Old Summertime, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), to Spongebob Squarepants.

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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