Pennies from Heaven

Album: Pennies from Heaven (1936)
  • A long time ago, a million years BC
    The best things in life were absolutely free
    But no one appreciated a sky that was always blue
    And no one congratulated a moon that was always new

    So it was planned that they would vanish now and then
    And you must pay before you get them back again
    That's what storms were made for
    And you shouldn't be afraid for

    Every time it rains it rains
    Pennies from heaven
    Don't you know each cloud contains
    Pennies from heaven

    You'll find your fortune falling all over town
    Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
    Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
    If you want the things you love

    You must have showers
    So when you hear it thunder
    Don't run under a tree
    There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

    You must have showers
    So when you hear it thunder
    Don't run under a tree
    There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me Writer/s: Arthur Johnston, Johnny Burke
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 22nd 1960, the Skyliners appeared at the Spatz Show Lounge in Hamilton, Ohio...
    Seventeen days later on May 9th, 1960 their covered version of "Pennies From Heaven" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100; ten weeks later on July 18th, 1960 it would peak at #24 {for 1 week} and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    Exactly one year earlier on April 22nd, 1959 their biggest hit, "Since I Don't Have You", was at #15 on the Top 100, the week before it was at #12 and that was its peak position on the chart...
    Between 1959 and 1965 the Pittsburgh quintet had five Top 100 records; their three other charted records were, "This I Swear" {#26 in 1959}, "It Happened Today" {#59 in 1959}, and "The Loser" {#72 in 1965}.
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