Pennies From Heaven
Billie Holiday Lyrics


Oh every time it rains
It rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven
You'll find your fortune
Fallin' all over town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers
It 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

The world was bright when you loved me
Sweet was the touch of your lips
The world went dark when you left me
And then there came a total eclipse
Nobody knows how cruel fate can be
How close together love and hate can be
Goodbye, just clean the slate for me
That's life I guess

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Johnny Burke, Arthur Johnston

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Miangel Love

My favorite part in corrina, corrina is when Molly is singing this in the pool

Jared Culpepper

I take exception to "I was born at the wrong time" and such. Think about it: You wanna hear Billie Holiday? Wanna hear some Hoagie Carmichael? Ella FItzgerald? Nat King Cole? The Beatles? Elvis? Snoop Dogg? The Macarena? You CAN. Immediately. Grass is always greener, but remember we live in a day and age where you can embrace history more than ever. We need history. Songs like this are part of a rich, wonderful history. So just be positive and proud of that, maybe. It eases generation envy.

hiphoplalala

Every time it rains it rains Pennies from heaven. Don't you know each cloud contains Pennies from heaven. You'll find yor 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.

zaquan word is bond

My favorite female vocalist of all time. God rest her soul.

iluvmorrissey

Such a beautiful song. I love the lyrics.. When you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree, there'll be pennies from heaven for you and me.

direfranchement

To end the idle (and largely inaccurate) speculation, the tenor saxophone on this session is being played by the late, great Ben Webster. Please see the additional info. box for further credits. Thanks, The Guy that posted the song.

065656MN

Love!! Corinna Corinna brought me here!!

james smurf

Sweet Billie is the Lady of blues :)

GMBogart

The all-time greatest female vocalist in her greatest time (and with the amazingly talented Teddy Wilson and the one-of-a-kind guys he had accompanying him during that period; on this one, that's BG on clarinet, Ben Webster on tenor, Cozy Cole on drums!) doing my favorite song. Who could not listen endlessly to Billie?

Ralph Rotten

What a great arrangement. Between the complexity of the orchestra, and Billie's soothing tone, the song is perfect. Makes me wanna drink some bathtub gin.

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