Star Light, Star Bright
DESCRIPTION: "Star light, star bright, First star I see tonight, (I) Wish I may, (I) wish I might Have the wish I wish tonight."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Henry, from Mrs. Henry C. Gray, or her maid), though it probably occurs earlier in Mother Goose collections
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #430, p. 203, "(Star light, star bright)" (1 text)
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 239, (no title) (1 short text)
Dolby, p. 178, "Star Light, Star Bright" (1 text)
NOTES: Some time in my youth, I learned this with exactly the same words as occur in Henry (not the same as in Baring-Gould). So it has some sort of circulation. But I can't remember where I learned it; I have the strange feeling it was some Disney production or the like. - RBW
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