(Prescott / Coldin (m & l))
Johnny Mathis 1961
(background whistling for the entire song)
Cherie, Cherie, I dreamt that you were mine
But like all dreams, it withered on the vine
I imagined your love was true
Which only shows, how little I knew.
And when they asked me how, I get along without you
I joke about the smoke, that’s in my eyes
But when I’m all alone, Cherie, Cherie
Your photograph is there, to laugh at all my lies.
So now I know, my dream is all in vain
Yet all the while, a voice I can’t explain
Keeps repeating, come back to me
Be mine forever, be my Cherie.
Johnny Mathis has sold over 350 million records
confirmed by Guinness World Records and was the
undisputed king of the romantic Fifties ‘make out ‘
Interestingly, his Greatest Hits albums (3)
starting in 1958 of which this lyric
is part, were the beginning of a trend
copied by every record company to this
day (‘Greatest Hits’).
The first album of this collection still holds the
distinction of being the second longest
charting album in the history of
Billboard (490 weeks).
(Transcribed by David Story - November 2013)