Pocket Full of Starlight

@rainbow (6762)
January 19, 2007 10:23am CST
My mum used to sing this when I was little, I thinkit was a real song by Jim Reeves or someone similar in the 60's or 70's. I was just in a shooting star discussion and realised how much we sang it when I was really little. I don't have my mum any more and would love to know. Can anyone else remmeber it or who it was by please? Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away For love may come and tap you on the shoulder One moonlit nigh And just in case you need it when you're older Your got a pocket full of starlight pocket full of pocket full of pocket full of starlight
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@clownfish (3274)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Hi! Yes, it was definitely Perry Como. My grandma was a HUGE Perry Como fan and had a bunch of his records. She used to sing this song all the time. We used to ask her to sing it for us! :-) If you go to Target, there is a display of those compilation cds. I think it's one called crooners and it has this song on it. You could probably get Perry Como albums from Amazon.com, too. Thanks for bringing up some great memories! :-)
@clownfish (3274)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Oh, I forgot, the name of the song is "Catch a Falling Star." LOL
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@rainbow (6762)
19 Jan 07
It's funny how we remember the old ones that we heard when we were kids and they bring back great memories, I think it will be different for our kids, what a shame, it used to be lovely in an afternoon or at the weekend with the old record player in the kitchen and a big pile of records. It was probably mamma's record or one that mum had when she was little. I will have to go and see if I can find some of the old ones on CD, just so I can play them in my kitchen too. Thank-you so much for your reply.
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@ukchriss (2103)
20 Jan 07
PERRY COMO lyrics - "Catch A Falling Star" From www.OldieLyrics.com My dad used to sing this to me when i was little - this brings back lots of happy memorys.. Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night Just in case you feel you want to hold her You'll have a pocketful of starlight Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night Just in case you feel you want to hold her You'll have a pocketful of starlight (Pocketful of starlight, hm,hm,hm,hm,hm,hm) Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day (Save it for a rainy, save it for a rainy, rainy, rainy, day) For when your troubles start multiplyin' and they just might It's easy to forget them without tryin' With just a pocketful of starlight Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day (Save it for a rainy day) Save it for a rainy day
@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Thank you so much! I have a big smile and tears in my eyes now, your dad and my mum both sang it when we were little people, what lovely memories we share. Thank-you so much for finding all the words for me, I'm really touched. I hope it makes you feel wonderful inside, as your reply has for me.
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@korek222 (701)
• Poland
19 Jan 07
hmm i think that i knew this one but well cant think of who was the author or the title :( sorry
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
thank-you for your reply. it was a good song when I was little, I wassinging the part I remember this morning doing the washing up, it makes me smile inside.
@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I also love all those old songs. I'm not old enough really but who cares and I don't care what people think of me when I tell them that I like a certain song; their problem...lol My mom taught me to sing all the old songs when I was growing up; she used to be an opera singer. She had a few of those 12" records as well that I used to play all the time. She even had and gave to me when I was an adult, a whole album full of what they call, 'Gaslight Hits'. Songs like, 'Franky and Johnny were lovers', etc.
@rainbow (6762)
19 Jan 07
Wow, my mum had the Elvis Album from the film with Frankie and Johnny. It must have been fantastic growing up with a mum who had such a fantastic vocation, I bet you can sing wonderfully too! I used to listen to all the songs mum bought when she was growing up and some of my mamma's really old songs and I knew then all and loved them. It's amazing how several of us share these family memories, I'm really glad I started this discussion now. I didn't think anyone would reply. I feel quite sad for our children now because a lot of todays music isn't the innocent sing-a-long stuff we learned as toddles.
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@scorpius (1792)
• India
20 Jan 07
that is actually a vvery nice song and all that.wish i knew one of my own.but that said i did see a falling star recently and made awish and hope that it comes out alltrue very soon at that.i wonder if makeing a wish on a falling star is all true? http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question12.html http://www.sciencetheatre.org/ask_st/011498.html http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=391
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
I have no idea if it's true of if it works but all wishes are a kind of prayer to who/whatever we believe in so there's always hope. I hope your wish comes true for you soon. Thank-you so much for the links too,
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@scorpius (1792)
• India
22 Jan 07
you are most welcome.wishing on a star,just hope that it makes all our dreams come true!
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@rainbow (6762)
22 Jan 07
I hope so too, thank you for your replies!
@shywolf (4519)
• United States
19 Jan 07
Try Perry Como. But it is such a famous song that there may well have been various versions of it. I really love that song. I think that it's really sweet that your mother used to sing it. It's definitely a real song. I love a lot of music from that era even though I wasn't even remotely alive yet (my thought is that the version of the song I am thinking of is from much further back than the 60's, though *laugh*) and a lot of those songs were used in a show called Forever Plaid that i went to many times, so you have brought back a really wonderful memory for me. Thank you! ^_^
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@rainbow (6762)
19 Jan 07
I'm glad you got a wonderful memory out of this, I did too when it came back to me. Thank-you so much I knew it was someone like that, mum used to sing it almost like a lullaby. I kept thinking Jim Reeves sounded wrong, I know it was on an old 12" record she got from mamma's and she did like Perry Como and Elvis and all those guys but this was in the early 70's, I was born 72. Never heard of Forever Plaid though, but I'm glad you enjoyed it! We probably have more in commen that I'd realised, you probably know allabout the music I was brought up with. Wow, thanks again!
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@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
16 Feb 07
It was actually Perry Como and the song was called "Catch a Falling Star". It was released in the late 1950's from memory because I seem to remember that I was still in primary school at the time. Of course in those days we didn't have television, and this one was played on the radio regularly it seemed. I used to sing it to my son sometimes when he was a baby, and it sure did beat "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or at least as far as I was concerned it did make a bit of a change. It was a lovely tune, and even though I am tone deaf, I could recognise it as being soft and suitable for little children. :)
@kmgupta (561)
• India
20 Jan 07
yon should also sing this to your child to continue tradition
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Thats 'a lovely idea, I used to sing my oldest to sleep with the Carpenters, Close to you.
• Nicaragua
20 Jan 07
beautiful words. An excellent way to remember her. I don't know who is the composer
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Thank-you so much for your kind comment, I don't know why this song suddenly came back to me but I am very pleased it did, I have some lovely memories of doing cooking together in the kitchen in an afternoon, well mum cooking and me trying to get in the way mainly, no wonder she banned me when hot things were around.
@pr_milu (455)
• India
20 Jan 07
Have u heards Lata Mangeshkar..In India..She is amazing
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
I'm sorry I don't follow, does she sing this song too? I have not heard her but will look out for her now.
@patootie (3593)
20 Jan 07
It was Perry Como ... "Catch a Falling Star" 1957 .. I know it well .. one of my mums favourite artists too.. you can listen to it here http://music.yahoo.com/track/519788 The full lyrics are ... Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night Just incase you feel you wanna hold her, you?ll have a pocket full of starlight Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day For love may come and tap you on the shoulder some starless night Just incase you feel you wanna hold her, you?ll have a pocket full of starlight Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day For when your troubles start multiplying They just might It?s easy to forget them without trying With just a pocket full of starlight Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Never let it fade away Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket Save it for a rainy day Save it for a rainy day
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Wow, that's two of you that found me the words and h=now somewhere I can listen to is aswell. Thank you so much for your help with this. Your mum must have played it a lot too for you to remember it so well. Will go and listen to it next, thank-you again.
@hazelle (134)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
Our teacher in grade three taught us that but I never knew the artist of this song. We had an activity concerning that too, we were asked to draw something regarding this song, I think I drew a little girl in a night gown catching a falling star. But when u asked it here I looked it up apparently its Perry Como's song.
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Another lovely memory for us all to share, thank you so much for sharing it. I used to imagine holding my hands up to catch the star, putting it in my pocket and peeking in to see the glow and that it was ok, funny what we remember, lol.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
20 Jan 07
yes I remember the song well and my mom and dad both sang it too they are both gone. It was sung origninally by Perry Como. They sang a lot of old songs like that.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I believe it was Perry Como..... not positive. I am sure it was done by more than once artist, My Mom taught this one to us too. It brings back pleasant memories. CHeck "bearshare.com, do a search and you should get a nice collection. Good Luck
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
Thank-you so much for this, will go therrre and look. Isn't it amazing how so many mums from so far around the world all sang this and we get happy memories of this innocent little song.
• United States
19 Jan 07
Im so glad that you posted that! I have been having this song in my head for days and now someone has it. Now I have it downloaded and can hear it any other time I have it in my head!
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@rainbow (6762)
20 Jan 07
I'm so glad you are sharing the sudden reappearance of this old song, how odd it has appeared for 2 of us suddenly out of nowhere. I haven't thought about it for years then up it pops and makes me feel young happy and hopeful again. I wonder if I can download it onto my profile.