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


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!

Wolfgang Lenz

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


I never knew he was such a good singer!


beautifully done..also listen to Raul Malo sing it..


sir ken what a man

James Brown

God rest your gentle soul Sir Ken

Leslie Garbe

what talent Ken had.

Paul Connor

good rest ken you were one in a million

Brian Nolan

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

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