Starlight, Starbright is both a Mother Goose nursery rhyme and a lullaby from Richard Scarry's Best Sing-Along Mother Goose Video Ever.
This rhyme/lullaby is sung by Mother and Huckle Cat. After that, she kisses him goodnight. Huckle wishes he could find Lowly and dreams of himself dressed up as a young emperor and in a strange land that doesn't look like Busytown anymore. He wonders if Lowly is here. He calls for his friend, by saying the words “Lowly? Lowly, where are you?” as his phrase, but he can't find him because it’s getting late. So he’d better start looking for him.
Mother Cat: Starlight, starbright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have this wish I wish tonight
Huckle Cat: I wish I may, I wish I might...
(yawns) Have this wish I wish tonight
This rhyme was published in the late 19th century.
There is an alternate line that's not in the video:
- In some versions, the word "this" is replaced with the word, "the", in the last line of the chorus, "Have the wish I wish tonight".