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Pocketful of Rainbows

Rating:
4.6 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Fred Wise

I don't worry
Whenever skies are gray 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

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

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 heartaches
Now that I've found a love so true
Got a pocketful of rainbows
And an armful of you

Rainbows...
Rainbows...

Recordingdate: 1960/05/06, first released on: G.I. Blues (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of Pocketful of Rainbows:

(guitar)
(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(drums)
(piano)
(accordion)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(tambourine)

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Elvis Rimes wrote on November 26, 2008
Another very soppy song from Wise/Wiseman, but oh what a song. Beautifully sung, Elvis is in fine voice and it sounds unbelievable. I love the scene in the movie too in the cable car...it's in my all time top 10 ever tracks.
OtisBlue22 wrote on January 24, 2009
Yes, it's 100% pop. But boy, is it good.
Deano1 wrote on March 09, 2010
Elvis is absolutely perfect on this ballad from the movie "G.I. Blues". Good lyrics and one of my favorite Elvis peformances of all time. The scene in the movie with Juliet Prowse in the cable car is one of the many highlights from this great film. 5 stars.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 29, 2011
Should have been a single !! Perfection ! The "alternate versions" are even better than the version that appears on the "G.I. Blues" soundtrack.
Jerome wrote on June 29, 2011
I especially love the 1976 live version..
yankee1104 wrote on June 29, 2011
What a beautiful song. Should have been a top 5 hit. I even love the version with Juliet Prowse singing background. This shows the range and the voice of Elvis. Amazing!
Andy_2 wrote on June 29, 2011
i think the overriding thing from everybody here is just how beautiful Elvis's voice is. Don't think i've ever heard him sing so well. Very catchy song too and also one of my faves.
Great Dane wrote on June 29, 2011
My favourite song of this soundtrack,one of his best moviesong in my opinion. 5 stars for this beauty.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 29, 2011
There was never a 1976 version. However an "alternate version" of this song appeared in the "Jerry McGuire" movie and on the movie soundtrack album, about 10 years back. And sadly that wasn't Juliet Prowse' voice, that sang with Elvis in G.I. Blues.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on July 26, 2012
Very good soundtrack anyway + the best version of Blue Suede Shoes. I have to say that gold radio staions play Wooden Heart quite a bit, so it's getting a bit annoying.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on July 26, 2012
This song, should have been released as a single. A 5 Star rating from me. This is Elvis at his Elvis bestest, once again! I like the "alternate versions" even more so. Beautiful vocals.
ElvisSacramento wrote on October 26, 2012
This is such a beautiful song and my favorite version of it has Juliet Prowse singing along to parts of this song during the movie "G.I. Blues".
Gorse wrote on December 05, 2012
One of many nice ballads on the G.I Blues album , this has star quality shining out of it. Wonderful delivery, excellent arrangement and a memorable tune, all adding up to pure class..
sugartummy wrote on April 21, 2013
The 28th of April, 1960, Elvis did 29 takes on this, but wasn't satisfied so it was recorded again on the 6th of May. That version was used on the soundtrack. I don't know who sang the female backing vocals, but it wasn't Prowse. A nice ballad, very well sung.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 25, 2017
5-stars, period. This song could definitely have been released as a single back in 1960. The funny thing is how many songs in the future after this one by Elvis would follow the exact same format as to rhythm and Elvis' singing. Try "Angel" for starters from Follow That Dream.
Miknik7077 wrote on September 02, 2020
The best song on the GI Blues soundtrack. Just an absolutely beautiful track that I actually like better than some of the better known love songs.
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