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Pocketful of Rainbows

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(Wise / Weisman)

 

Information:
Elvis sang Pocketful of Rainbows in his 1960 movie
G.I. Blues. Juliet Prowse sang a few lines with him. Elvis first recorded this Fred Wise-Ben Weisman composition on April 28, 1960, at RCA's Hollywood studios. That version was not used by RCA; however, as take (#2) from that session later appeared on the British EP boxed set The EP Collection, Volume 2. The version used by RCA was take #2 from the session at Radio Recorders on May 6, 1960.

 

In 1961 Deane Hawley reached #93 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart with his cover recording of Pocketful of Rainbows.

 

Lyrics:
 

I don't worry whenever skies are grey above
Got a pocketful of rainbows, got a heart full of love
Mister Heartache, I've found a way to make him leave
Got a pocketful of rainbows, got a star up in my sleeve

1. Kiss me extra tender, hold me extra tight
'Cause I'm savin' your sweetness for a lonely night, aye
Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye, aye
No more teardrops, now that I've found a love so true
I got a pocketful of rainbows, got an armful of you

1. (repeat)


No more heartaches, now that I've found a love so true
Got a pocketful of rainbows and an armful of you
Rainbows...
Rainbows...

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on G.I. Blues 

 

EPs:

- The EP Collection, Volume 2

 

LPs/CDs:

- G.I. Blues (1960)
G.I. Blues (1980)

- Collectors Gold (1991)

- G.I. Blues (1997)

- The 50 Greatest Love Songs (2001)

- Today Tomorrow and Forever (2002)

- Close Up (2003)

- G.I. Blues (2012) - FTD

- From Memphis to Hollywood (2012) - FTD

G.I. Blues, Volume 2 (2013) - FTD

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