It was introduced by Bing Crosby in the 1936 film of the same name. It was recorded in the same year by Billie Holiday and afterwards performed by Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Dinah Washington, Clark Terry, Frances Langford, Arthur Tracy, Big Joe Turner, Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Dean Martin, Gene Ammons, The Skyliners (a major hit in 1960), Louis Prima, Legion of Mary, Guy Mitchell, Rose Murphy and many other jazz and popular singers.
The 1936 recording by Bing Crosby on Decca Records was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. Bing Crosby also released the song in a performance with Louis Armstrong and Frances Langford with Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra also on Decca.
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 Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
Every time, every time it rains, it's gonna rain pennies from heaven Don't you know every cloud contains lots of pennies from heaven You'll find your fortune's fallin', baby, all over the town Be sure, 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've got to have showers So, when you hear it thunder, don't run under a tree There'll be pennies from heaven for you and me