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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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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.

Skinovthe Perineum

@Laura Burnett-Haley - They'd like you to think it was suicide.

Skinovthe Perineum

I had a similar experience. A friend of mine suggested we go see Roy perform at the U of R in Rochester, NY. I'd never heard of him, yeah, ok, whatever, got anything to smoke? He was doing a double show that night and ours was the 2nd one and he was lit when he came out. Within one minute me and my buddy had tears in our eyes from laughing, Roy had launched into such a hurricane of sounds right out of the gate. Since then, I've known of him.

Skinovthe Perineum

@Michael Rommel - It's etc. not ect. Et Cetera.

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.

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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.

Patrick Charneau

Il était déjà ailleurs quand on me l'a fait découvrir .. Mais je n'ai pas mis longtemps pour comprendre toute la subtilité et l'acharnement et surtout ... la sensibilité dont Roy pouvait ressentir ... --- ... ... --- ...

Rod Kirkbride

I'd like to hear that on piano bud. 👍

christian duenas

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

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