Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes

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"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Single by Slim Willet
Genre Country
Songwriter(s) Slim Willet

"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" is an off meter ballad concerning a man away from home worried that his paramour may unwittingly stray from their relationship. The song was recorded in many different styles by many artists. It was written by Winston L. Moore (whose stage name was Slim Willet) and was published in 1952.[1]


The title comes from the opening refrain:

Don't let the stars get in your eyes,
Don't let the moon break your heart.

The song was first recorded by Slim Willet and the Brush Cutters (4 Star 11614, reaching #1)[2] and then by Ray Price (Columbia 4-21025, reaching #4).[3] Skeets McDonald followed with a Western swing hit, reaching #1 and staying on the charts 18 weeks. His version was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 2216 with the flip side “Big Family Trouble."[4]

The best selling performance was a pop version recorded by Perry Como with The Ramblers on November 4, 1952 and released in the following versions:[1]

Slim Willet and Tommy Hill also wrote the female answer song "I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes", which was performed by Hill's sister Goldie Hill.

Other recorded versions[edit]

Lavern Baker (See See Rider LP, Atlantic Records, 1962)

See also[edit]


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