February 1st, 2005

I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams

Bing Crosby
– words by John Burke, music by James V. Monaco
– Johnny Burke wrote this song around an expression he overheard Bing using.
Bing recorded the song May 23, 1938, with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra,
and before summer’s end it was nestled in the No. 1 position on the pop
music charts. The song remained in the top position for four weeks, and
stayed on the charts for 17. “Pocketful of Dreams” was written for the
Paramount movie “Sing You Sinners” starring Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray,
Ellen Drew and Donald O’Connor.

Happiness comes with success
And that I guess is true
But success is more or less
A point of view

I’m no millionaire
But I’m not the type to care
‘Cause I’ve got a pocketful of dreams

It’s my universe
Even with an empty purse
‘Cause I’ve got a pocketful of dreams

I wouldn’t take the wealth of Wall Street
For a road where nature trods
And I calculate that I’m worth my weight
In goldenrods

Lucky, lucky me
I can live in luxury
‘Cause I’ve got a pocketful of dreams

I like this song. I’ve been listening to it & singing it to myself over the weekend.

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