Instant Sheet Music
This is a PDF download for the sheet music "Beautiful Dreamer" for solo piano. This is a digital file you print from home.
Every romance has a little sadness, right? In Stephen Foster's amazingly successful "Beautiful Dreamer," a lover gently serenades his "beautiful dreamer," who seems strangely oblivious to the realities of daily life. Is she just asleep or is there some darker plot involved? It's hard to tell. Of significance, Foster's other songs feature women that were either dead or romantically "out of reach" — Jeanie (of light brown hair fame) comes to mind. Whatever the original story line, Foster's melodic genius shines through in this piece, and the well-known title aptly describes the dream-like quality of both his melody and the lyrics.