Written in 1936 by Johnny Burke. 

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.