LITTLE STAR, THE
(Connie Pearce / Arnold Miller)
as recorded by June Christy
with orchestra conducted by Pete Rugolo
Once upon a time, there was a little star
Who couldn't grow, no matter how he tried.
He was just a tiny spark
Sitting in his share of dark,
A less determined star might have cried!
Other stars were posing for astronomers,
Or playing ring of stars around the moon.
While they squandered all their light,
The little star sat tight
And hoped and wished that he'd grow bigger soon!
One dark night the word came through,
Of a special job for a star to do.
All the rest were out or tired or dim,
And suddenly he knew it was up to him!
Then all the hopes and wishes of a thousand years
Came bursting from the little star and showed.
And he travelled through the night
In a magic stream of light,
The brightest star the world has ever known!
Somewhere in the sky there is a little star,
Who can't be seen, no matter how we try.
Getting ready to break through
When there's a job to do,
The biggest little star in the sky!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - March 2017)