Home demo version
Sweet dreams baby
Tell me how much must I dream
Sweet dreaming baby
Baby how much have I dreamed
DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) is a 1962 song by Roy Orbison. See the original Roy Orbison version for more details.
Between Spring 1981 and Spring 1982, Bruce Springsteen spent much time laying down home demos at Thrill Hill Recording (Springsteen's home studio) in Colts Neck, NJ. Much of these non-professional home recordings have surfaced on The Lost Masters bootleg series in 1996. On one of these recordings, Springsteen can be heard singing the refrain of the Roy Orbison song DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM). The above lyrics are transcribed from that 32-seconds warm-up take, and according to Brucebase, it was recorded sometime between mid-September and December 1981 at Thrill Hill Recording. This home demo can now be found on The Lost Masters Vol. 1 (Labour Of Love) bootleg.
DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) was performed off-tour on 30 Sep 1987 at Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, CA, during the filming of the Roy Orbison And Friends: A Black & White Night TV special. The song was played with Roy Orbison. This live 30 Sep 1987 version of DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) was first released on the A Black & White Night home video in 1988.
Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.
List of available versions of DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) on this website:DREAM BABY (HOW LONG MUST I DREAM) [Home demo version]