Baby Dream Your Dream

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PROFILE
Composer Cy Coleman
Lyricist Dorothy Fields
Year Written 1965
About Baby, Dream Your Dream
“Baby, Dream Your Dream” was one of the hit songs from the very successful Cy Coleman – Dorothy Fields 1966 musical Sweet Charity, directed by Bob Fosse and starring Gwen Verdon. “Baby, Dream Your Dream” was sung by Helen Gallagher and Thelma Oliver.

Lyrics

Baby,
Dream Your Dream.
Close your eyes and try it.
Dream of furniture;
Dream that I can buy it.
That fancy bed you prayed for,
Not only bought but paid for.
Dream we sign the lease,
Leave a small deposit;
Three and one-half rooms
With a walk in closet.
We’ll ask the local Jet-set
To dine on our dinette-set
Right across the street,
There’s a friendly bank.
You make a friendly loan,
And the bank says: “Thank you.”
Ev’ry Saturday,
We’ll spend all our money.
Join the P.T.A.;
They will love you, honey.
Life will be frozen peaches and cream.
Baby, dream Your Dream.
Dream Your Dream

Session / Album Information

1965

“Baby Dream Your Dream” was recorded on December 14, 1965 and released in 1966 as a single; it was also released in 1967 on the album For Once In My Life. It was arranged by Johnny Mandel.

This recording released on:

  • 1966: CBS 45: 2970
  • 1966: Columbia 45: 4-43508
  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CS 9573 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: Columbia LP 12″: CL 2773 — For Once In My Life
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 63166 — For Once In My Life (UK)
  • 1967: CBS LP 12″ (Mono): BPG 63166 — For Once In My Life [UK]
  • 1975: Columbia LP 12″: KG 33376 — Let’s Fall In Love With The Songs Of Harold Arlen And Cy Coleman
  • 1991: Columbia CD: C4K 46843 — Forty Years – The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1993: CBS/Sony CD: SRCS-6641 — Forty Years: The Artistry Of Tony Bennett
  • 1996: Columbia House Music Collection CD: C21 8653 — The Great American Composers: Cy Coleman
  • 2004: Columbia/Legacy CD: C5K 92784 — Fifty Years: The Artistry of Tony Bennett
  • 2009: Beat Goes On CD: 886 — For Once In My Life/I’ve Gotta Be Me [UK]
  • 2011: Disc #35 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK34) Tony Makes It Happen!

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