A Handful of StarsWords & Music by Jack Lawrence & Ted Shapiro
Recorded by Glenn Miller, 1938
A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 Cdim I recall the story, that night of love and glory, A A7 D6 Dm6 A night that left my heart romantic scars; A A9 A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 We stood so near to Heaven that I reached clear to Heaven E7 E7+5 A6 And gathered you a handful of stars. A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 Cdim Sweet remembered hour when love began to flower A A7 D6 Dm6 With moonlight through the trees like silver bars; A A9 A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 And as the moon grew older, I reached across your shoulder D9 E7+5 A6 And gathered you a handful of stars. Bridge: A A9 A C#m C#m7 C#m C#m7 G# G#7 G# I placed my fingertips upon your lips and stars fell in your eyes; C#m C#m7 C#7 Moonglow made a halo of your hair, E Fdim F#m B7 Suddenly you looked at me and dreams began to rise -- E E9 E E9 E E7 E7/6 E7 Oh, what things un - spo - ken trem - bled in the air. A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 Cdim Our hearts were madly beating, and then our lips were meeting, A A7 D6 Dm6 And Venus seemed to melt right into Mars. A A9 A F#7 Bm7-5 Dm6 And while we stood caressing, blue Heaven sent a blessing -- D9 E7+5 A6 A shower of handful of stars.