Beautiful Dreamer
Ken Dodd Lyrics

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 passed 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 lorelei;
Over the streamlet vapors are borne,
Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.
Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,
Even 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!

Writer(s): Chris Barber, Stephen Foster

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Many people don’t realise what a great singer Ken Dodd was – I think of him as a singer first before a comic!  I’m not ashamed to say that I own all his LPs,  and he’s one of my favourite singers – and I like styles right across the board, from groups like ABBA – to acts like Yoko Ono and X-Ray Spex!  I have EVERY LP record Ken ever released! (do wish they would do them all on CD – after just a couple of releases for some reason they stopped...) ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ is one, if not my favourite song by Ken – he sings it far better than anyone else I can think of – and I wrote and told him so years ago. The original vinyl LP which I still have still sounds amazing! (quality vinyl from the 60s!) Thanks for Posting!


Thank you for your comment. It is always good to know that others also enjoy this music. Best wishes from Scotland.

Wolfgang Lenz

Very good,never heard before! :-) Best regards from Austria.:-)

Leslie Garbe

what talent Ken had.


sir ken what a man


I never knew he was such a good singer!

Paul Connor

good rest ken you were one in a million

saddle tramp

lovely voice

James Brown

God rest your gentle soul Sir Ken

Brian Nolan

Beautiful voice, it takes a clever man to act the fool.

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