Who Sang Pennies from Heaven? Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio

Sarah Vaughan and Her Trio Swingin' Easy cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop
length: 3:08
double bass: Richard Davis
drums (drum set): Roy Haynes
piano: Jimmy Jones
vocal: Sarah Vaughan
Some other versions of "Pennies from Heaven"

Lyrics
A long time ago, about a million years B.C.
The best things in life were absolutely free
But no one appreciated a sky that was always blue
And no one anticipated a moon that was always new.

So it was planned that they should 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's fallin' all over the town
Make 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

Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven
Don't you know each cloud contains pennies from heaven?
You'll find your fortune's fallin' all over the town
Make 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

So take a big deep breath of the clean fresh air
Put a smile on your face; be a millionaire
The streets outside are paved with gold
There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Shulie a Bop
  • 2 Lover Man
  • 3 I Cried for You
  • 4 Polka Dots and Moonbeams
  • 5 All of Me
  • 6 Words Can't Describe
  • 7 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 8 You Hit the Spot
  • 9 Pennies from Heaven
  • 10 If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
  • 11 Body and Soul
  • 12 They Can't Take That Away from Me
  • 13 Linger Awhile

  • Release information
    label: EmArcy
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin