Composer and Lyricist Johnny Mercer
Year Written 1944
About Dream
“Dream” is one of the rare songs where Mercer wrote both the lyrics and the music; others include “Harlem Butterfly” and “I Wanna Be Around.” This song has been recorded by many artists, incuding Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, The Pied Pipers, Roy Orbison and Ringo Starr.


Dream, when you’re feeling blue
Dream, that’s the thing to do
Just watch the smoke rings rise in the air
You’ll find your share of memories there

So dream when the day is through
Dream, and they might come true

Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream

Session / Album Information


“Dream” was recorded on October 1, 1971 and released the following year on the album With Love. It was arranged by Robert Farnon.


Listen to Dream on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1972.

This recording released on:

  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: KC 31460 — With Love
  • 1972: Columbia LP 12″: CBS-64849 — With Love (UK)
  • 2011: Disc #44 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK43) With Love

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