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STARLIGHT (HELP ME FIND THE ONE I LOVE) (Bernice Petkere / Joe Young (m & l) ) 1931 As sung by Bing Crosby 1932 {Bing Crosby 28 Songs (1928-1934) } Here the angelus, while all is still From a little steeple on the hill Soon the light of day will disappear And the night will find me, wishing here. Starlight, starlight, First star I've seen tonight Help me find the one I love. Starlight, starlight, Who knows, you might Know the one I'm thinking of. Can't you hear me sighin' In a lonely prayer Can't you see me cryin' From away up there...come closer Starlight, starlight, First star I've seen tonight Help me find the one I love. (bridge with whistling) Can't you hear me sighin' In a lonely prayer Can't you see me cryin' From away up there...come closer Starlight, starlight, First star I've seen tonight Help me find the one I love. Notes: One of the creators of this song, Bernice Petkere, was lovingly referred to as the 'Queen Of Tin Pan Alley'. Her first published song was this tune in 1931. She contributed a number of standards in her career, among them, LULLABY OF THE LEAVES Other songs she played a part in were CLOSE YOUR EYES, and BY A RIPPLING STREAM. The second creator, Joe Young, an American, was originally not a composer at all but a singer and song salesman (to publishers) by profession. He is perhaps best known for two of his creations, IN A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN and I'M GONNA SIT RIGHT DOWN AND WRITE MYSELF A LETTER which he co-wrote with Fred Ahlert in 1935. STARLIGHT (HELP ME FIND THE ONE I LOVE) was released as the 'B' side to a 78 rpm disk in 1934. The 'A' side was I GUESS IT HAD TO BE THAT WAY (Transcribed by David Story May 2014)

    


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