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Beautiful Dreamer


Performance Music: Stephen Foster
Text: Stephen Foster
Composed c. 1862
Published originally by
Firth & Pond, Co.
Available in
Music of Stephen Foster:
Critical Edition
(Root/Saunder) by U. of Pitsburgh,1990


Performed by Thomas Hampson & The Jay Ungar Trio




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Beautiful Dreamer

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 chaunting 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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