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Sweet Dreams
Roy Buchanan Lyrics

Sweet dreams of you
Every night I go through
Why can't I forget you and start my life new
Instead of having sweet dreams about you?

You don't love me it's plain
I should have known I'd never wear your ring
I should hate you the whole night through
Instead of having sweet dreams about you

Why can't I forget the past
Start loving someone new
Instead of having sweet dreams about you?
Instead of having sweet dreams about you

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Written by: Don Gibson

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michael ellis

+Shang Tsung see this post

LoveBandit1000 3 months ago (edited)

The BEST story involving Roy (who I saw a few times in The Wash DC area in the mid-80's) is when he played in Germany and after one particularly kick ass song the German crowd all starting chanting "Roy number one!, Roy number one!" and with his head tilted down in utter humility he softly said "I love you all for saying that but the truth is there is no such thing as number one"....that was Roy in a nutshell right there.

michael ellis 1 second ago

+LoveBandit1000 Hi and thanks for post. The footage of that concert is on youtube, and its exactly as you quote. That whole concert is really impressive!

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When I was in college a million years ago, a buddy of mine liked to say that no matter how good someone we all idolized was at something, whether it was sports or music or whatever, there was someone out in the world we'd never heard of who was better than our idols. We argued about that all the time. Then, in 1972, Buchanan's 2nd album came out, and I bought it. At the time it was all about Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, etc. I'd never heard of Roy Buchanan. But after listening to that album, I had second thoughts about what my buddy said. Maybe there is someone out there who's better. Buchanan opened my eyes to that concept with 'The Messiah Will Come Again', and reinforced it with many more magic works over the years. He was a true master that few knew of; much like Rory Gallagher and James Burton, only less famous than either of them even. RIP Roy. You are missed, and you are remembered fondly by many of us.

Eric Newman

Buchanan's second album was also my first exposure to his music. He was labeled " the world's greatest unknown guitarist". This sounds like bullshit hype, but he lived up to the description !!

Mando Fisher

@Jim Phillips I heard Roy in DC twice. Once in Cambridge, MA. Roy was beyond doubt, the best telecaster blues player that ever existed.

Clark Howell

Walked into a bar one night ... and there be was. I was mezmerized.

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I mean Clapton and Hendrix are better. I think Buchanan actually has bad playing technique now that I think about it. Like he's too stiff in the hands. That's not why Hendrix is better though. Hendrix is better because he's faster and more complex. Same with Clapton. Buchanan lacks alot of shredding technique it seems like. Or atleast he doesn't really try.

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As a musician most of my 85 years (clarinet, piano) I've never been much of a guitar fan. But I'd like to think I have a great deal of appreciation of great music, mostly jazz and classical. Its a sad commentary to humanity that a great musician like Roy Buchanan never really got his due while he was alive, and then had to die so sadly. I keep playing Sweet Dreams over and over having first heard it in the film The Departed. It haunts me. I've diddled a little with it on piano which of course is not the right instrument for it. I dearly wish I could go back in time and help make things right for Roy Buchanan. What a great musician he was!! Kudos to Scorcese for featuring Sweet Dreams in his film.

christian duenas

I couldn’t describe those feelings any better, I feel exactly the same. He deserves our ear


Absolute masterpiece and a serious crime how underappreciated this man is to this day...


True legend. He was a true burs master. He was very underappreciated.

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