The Kid’s a Dreamer

Composer Douglas Arthur
Lyricist Herb Hendler
Year Written 1948
About The Kid’s a Dreamer
“The Kid’s a Dreamer” was first recorded by Rosemary Clooney in 1949 and was a big hit for her. Joe Mooney also did a well-recieved recording.


The kid’s a dreamer
You’ll never change him
His world is so shiny and nice
But the sun’s in his eyes
His sights are too high
You see, he’s the kid from fool’s paradise

The kid’s a gambler
You’ll never change him
He’ll bet every roll of the dice
And he laughs as each toss
Increases his loss
You see, he’s the kid from fool’s paradise

So kiss him goodbye as quick as you can
And run away faster than you ever ran
Your friend is a child
Who looks like a man
Believe me I know
I’m his greatest fan

The kid’s a lover
You’ll never change him
He’ll keep juggling old shoes and new rice
Though he talks a great game
He won’t share his name
Stay away from the kid from fool’s paradise.

Session / Album Information


“The Kid’s a Dreamer” was recorded on November 6, 1963 and released in 1964 on the album The Many Moods of Tony. It was arranged by Dick Hyman. Bobby Hackett is featured on cornet.

The Kid"s A Dreamer

Listen to The Kid"s A Dreamer on Spotify. Tony Bennett · Song · 1964.

This recording released on:

  • 1964: Columbia 45: 4-42996
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″: CS 8941 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: Columbia LP 12″ (Mono): CL 2141 — The Many Moods Of Tony
  • 1964: CBS LP 12″: SBPG 62245 — The Many Moods Of Tony [UK]
  • 1965: CBS 45: BA-221098
  • 2011: Disc #28 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK27) The Many Moods of Tony

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