I'VE GOT A POCKETFUL OF DREAMS
(Burke, Monaco)

Johnny Burke wrote this song around an expression he overheard Bing using. Bing recorded the song May 23, 1938, with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra, and before summer's end it was nestled in the No. 1 position on the pop music charts. The song remained in the top position for four weeks, and stayed on the charts for 17. "Pocketful of Dreams" was written for Bing's movie "Sing You Sinners," which co-starred Fred MacMurray and Donald O'Connor.

I'm no millionaire
But I'm not the type to care
Cause I've got a pocketful of dreams.
It's my universe
Even with an empty purse
Cause I've got a pocketful of dreams.
I wouldn't take the wealth of wall street
For a road where nature trods
And I calculate that I'm worth my weight
In goldenrods.
Lucky, lucky me I can live in luxury
Cause I've got a pocketful of dreams.

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