Star EyesWords & Music by Don Raye & Gene De Paul
Recorded by Helen O'Connell with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, 1943
From the movie "I Dood It"*
Intro: ||: A9 - A - AM7 - A6/9 | AM7 A6/9 :|| A9 A D9 A6/9 A9 A A7/9 Star Eyes -- that's the way you make my eyes shine A7sus4 A7 A6/9 D9 When those those lips of yours caress mine. D Dm+7 Dm6 AM7 F#m Just to have you by my side Dm6 G6/9* E7 Would leave me starry-eyed. A9 A D9 A6/9 A9 A A7/9 Star Eyes -- lonely eyes you put a dream in, A7sus4 A7 A6/9 D9 Eyes that on - ly you're su - preme in. Bm7 Bm7-5 Dm6 AM7 F#m Don't you know it's just for you D Dm6 AM7 They sparkle as they do. Bridge: D9 Dm6 Em7 AM7 AM7/9 Though the stars aren't real, Am7 D7/F# E7 I know they show how much I care. AM7 F#m D9 AM7 Tell me how it makes you feel Dm6 Dm+7 E7 To know you put them there. A9 A D9 A6/9 A9 A A7/9 Star Eyes -- when, if ever, will your heart know A7sus4 A7 A6/9 D9 That it's you for whom these eyes glow? Bm7 Bm7-5 Dm6 AM7 Makes no difference where you are, Am7 Am7/6 Am7 Am7/6 AM7 My eyes will hold your wish - ing star. G7 F#7 Bm7 Bm7-5 Gdim (AM7) So kiss me and wish on a star. Instrumental Coda: (AM7) Bm7 Bm7-5 E7 AM7
* Vincent Minnelli directed the film, and in later years acknowledged it as his worst. While that may or may not be true, I would class this song as a largely-undiscovered gem, of particular value to those who (like me) get a charge from an irregular chord progression.
* The G6/9 formation in the last line of the verse is played 000203.