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Pennies From Heaven
Words by John Burke, Music by Arthur Johnston and  - 1936
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1936, played for 13 weeks.
C   Gm   A7 F          G7 C Em        Am
C   Gm   A7 F          G7 C7        Am E           C7
Dm         G7 C          Am Dm       Em   G7 C
Am         B7   G+ Em Cm       Bm   D7 G9         G7   C+
F                   Dm -                    G+ C -      F9  E9  Eb9    
D9   D7 Bm        D+ Dm Em         G7
C                   Em C           D7 F                  G7 -             F    G7
C                   Em C           D7 F                  G7 -             F    G7
C7 C9         Am   C7 F                  C+ A7         A+   A7
D7 D9         Bm    D7 G7               Dm G9         Em   G7
C                   Em C           D7 F                  G7 -             F    G7
C                   Em C           C+ F                  Dm -       F
Dm   F Am        C+   Ab C         C9   Bb9 A9
Dm D7         G7 C (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
A long time ago 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 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....
Ev'ry 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 up side 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.
Listen to the Oakland Banjo Band play "Pennies From Heaven" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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