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Re: Lucky stars

Posted by Henry on February 20, 2004

In Reply to: Lucky stars posted by kate on February 20, 2004

: I was wondering if anyone knew the exact meaning and/or origin of the phrase "thank my lucky stars"

It may be a reference to astrology. Falling stars are also regarded as significant.

Go and catch a falling star,
Get with child a mandrake root,
Tell me where all past years are,
Or who cleft the devil's foot
John Donne (1572-1631)

Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket
Save it for a rainy day
Words and Music by Lee Pockriss and Paul Vance
Perry Como original single recording 1957