Who Sang Only Dreamin’? Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-2-26
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 5:36
producer: Kent Wells and Dolly Parton
lead vocals: Dolly Parton
mixer: Justin Niebank
recording engineer: Patrick Murphy
violin: David Davidson, Alan Umstead, David Angell, Cathy Umstead, Karen Winkelmann, Janet Askey, Zeneba Bowers, Carolyn Bailey, Mary Kathryn van Osdale, Pam Sixfin, Conni Ellisor and Carl Gorodetzky
background vocals: Dolly Parton, Jamie Johnson, Terry Eldredge and Richard Dennison
viola: Monisa Angell, Christopher Farrell, Jim Grosjean and Gary Vanosdale
acoustic guitar: Kent Wells
percussion: Sam Bacco
harmonium: John Mock
cello: Kirsten Greer, Sarighani Reist, Carole Rabinowitz and Anthony LaMarchina
tin whistle: John Mock
assistant mixer: Drew Bollman
assistant recording engineer: Kyle Dickinson and Ben Schmitt
orchestrator: Stephen Lamb
strings arranger: Kristin Wilkinson
bodhrán: John Mock
double bass: Craig Nelson
composer: Dolly Parton
lyricist: Dolly Parton
Oh I know, I'm only dreaming.
'Cos I'll awake, and you'll be gone.
And my tears will still be streaming.
As my broken, heart beats on.

Yes I know, I'm only dreaming.
But I'll just, keep dreaming on.
I will dream about the pleasures.
That we shared in days gone by.

And I'll remember and I'll treasure,
Every kiss and your kind eyes.
And I will dream that you still hold me,
In your arms as you did then.

And I recall each thing you told me,
Hear your voice as I did then.
Yes I know, I'm only dreaming.
But I'll dream, and I will too.

I'll be here, and I'll be waiting,
And I will dream, of your return.
Some will say I'm being foolish,
While some will say that I'm just blind.

And that I want to face what the truth is
That you are, no longer mine.
But I will dream, your brave retallion
To some sweet day, to their surprise.
You will say your love's still burning,
You'll dry each tear drop from my eyes.

But I know, I'm only dreaming,
Cause I'll awake and be alone.
And my tears will still be streaming,
And you will still be just as gone.

Yes I know I'm only dreaming,
But I must keep dreaming... on

CD 1
  • 1 Better Get to Livin’
  • 2 Made of Stone
  • 3 Drives Me Crazy
  • 4 Backwoods Barbie
  • 5 Jesus & Gravity
  • 6 Only Dreamin’
  • 7 The Tracks of My Tears
  • 8 The Lonesomes
  • 9 Cologne
  • 10 Shinola
  • 11 I Will Forever Hate Roses
  • 12 Somebody’s Everything