All I Have To Do Is Dream

Song composer(s)

Bryant, Boudleaux

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Everly Brothers (1958)
The Everly Brothers' Best : Everly Brothers (1959)
Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers : Everly Brothers (1960)
Rock-A-Ballads : Various Artists (Everly Brothers) (1960)
15 Everly Hits 15 : Everly Brothers (1962)
In Dreams : Roy Orbison (1963)
Command Performance : Jan & Dean (1965)
Show : The Everly Brothers (1970)
Original Greatest Hits : Everly Brothers (1970)
Glen Campbell & Bobby Gentry (1970)
The History of the Everly Brothers : Everly Brothers (1973)
Cadence Classics, Vol. 3 : Various Artists (Everly Brothers) (1975)
Dirt Silver & Gold : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1976)
From Rocky Top To Muddy Bottom : The Osborne Brothers (1977)
The Everly Brothers' Greatest Hits, Volume 2 : Everly Brothers (1977)
What A Wonderful World : Johnny Nash (1977)
Live & Pickin' : Doc Watson (1979)
Guitar Music : Leo Kottke (1981)
Very Best Of Glen Campbell : Glen Campbell (1987)
Good News : The Persuasions (1988)
Classic Everly Brothers (Box) : Everly Brothers (1992)


DeadBase includes this song in the set list for 6/11/69 California Hall, San Francisco. The list was provided by a Bay Area deadhead who attended the show and kept a list. It is thought that no tapes of the show exist. Therefore it is likely that there is no recorded example of the Dead playing this song.

After the success of the first two Everly Brothers singles, Bye Bye Love and Wake Up Little Susie, the third was a relative failure. Boudleaux Bryant decided that a change in direction was required and wrote some ballads for the Everly Brothers.

One of the resulting songs was All I Have To Do Is Dream. Recorded by the Everly Brothers on 6th March 1958 and released in April 1958 with the Roy Orbison song Claudette on the flip side. It became the Everly Brothers biggest hit in the US.

Everly Brothers debut single in the UK

Some sources incorrectly list Don Everly, Phil Everly and/or Felice Bryant as co-composers.

Recorded by Bob Dylan on May 1, 1970 during the New Morning sessions but not released..