Silly Dreamer

Composer Dick Robertson
Lyricist Harry Stride
Year Written 1951
About Silly Dreamer
Dick Robertson and Harry Stride were both active songwriters in the 1930s, 40s and into the 1950s.


You’re always up in the skies
With that look in your eyes
Silly dreamer
Why don’t you come down to earth
To the things that are really worthwhile
You’re like a spoiled little child
Who just wants to run wild
Silly dreamer
And that’s the wrong way to be
Won’t you listen to me, my love?

You live in a world set apart
You laugh through your tears
Though it’s breaking your heart.

There’ll be no sun and no moon
Until you change your tune
Silly dreamer
But I will wait for the day
When again you will say I’m yours.

Session / Album Information


“Silly Dreamer” was recorded on October 17, 1951 and released as single that year with “Sleepless.” It was arranged by Percy Faith.

Silly Dreamer

Listen to Silly Dreamer on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 2011.

This recording released on:

  • 1951: Columbia 78: 39635
  • 1951: Columbia 45: 4-39635
  • 2000: Blue Jackel CD: 8427328030137 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits
  • 2001: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 8001 — Blue Velvet and Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2004: Solo CD: 1214 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits
  • 2004: Blue Moon CD: BMCD 3013 — Blue Velvet And Other Early Hits [Spain]
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #4 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK4) The Columbia Singles, Volume 2

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