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Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)

Written by Cindy WalkerUnreleased song

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Song facts

 

From Wikipedia:

Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” is a song written by Cindy Walker which was first recorded and released by Roy Orbison as a single in 1962. It was a big international hit for Orbison, where it reached number 2 in both the Australian and the U.K. singles charts and number 4 in the U.S. Billboard. It was also a top ten hit in Canada and Norway.

It has been covered many times, including by American country music artist Glen Campbell who released it in March 1971 as the lead single from his album The Last Time I Saw Her. The song peaked at number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 4 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. It was covered by Jerry Lee Lewis in 1967 and also by Waylon Jennings.

The Beatles performed the song in front of a live studio audience on 7 March 1962 for the BBC radio programme Teenager’s Turn, which was broadcast the following day. This was the Beatles’ first ever BBC radio session. It has never been officially issued. […]

Last updated on December 27, 2015

Lyrics

Sweet dream baby
Sweet dream baby
Sweet dream baby
How long must I dream

Dream baby got me dreamin' sweet dreams the whole day through
Dream baby got me dreamin' sweet dreams night time too
I love you and I'm dreaming of you but that won't do
Dream baby make me stop my dreamin', you can make my dreams come true

Sweet (sha-da-da-da) dream (sha-da-da-da) baby (sha-da-da-da) (sha-da-da-da)
Sweet (sha-da-da-da) dream (sha-da-da-da) baby (sha-da-da-da) (sha-da-da-da)
Sweet (sha-da-da-da) dream (sha-da-da-da) baby (sha-da-da-da) (sha-da-da-da)
How (sha-da-da-da) long (sha-da-da-da) must I dream

Dream baby got me dreamin' sweet dreams the whole day through (dream baby)
Dream baby got me dreamin' sweet dreams night time too (dream baby)
I love you and I'm dreaming of you but that won't do (dream baby)
Dream baby make me stop my dreamin', you can make my dreams come true

Aww, sweet dream baby (dream baby ah-huh-huh)
Yeah, yeah, swee-ee-et dream baby (dream baby ah-huh-huh)
Sweet dream baby (dream baby ah-huh-huh)How long must I dream
Sweet dream baby (dream baby ah-huh-huh)Sweet dream baby (dream baby ah-huh-huh)

Live performances

“Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) has been played


Teenager's Turn - Here We Go

Mar 08, 1962 • Part of BBC Sessions


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