Pennies From Heaven for a happy thought. Another really oldie that is so much fun to play. “Pennies from Heaven” is a 1936 American popular song with music by Arthur Johnston and lyrics by Johnny Burke. It was introduced by Bing Crosby with Georgie Stoll and his Orchestra in the 1936 film of the same name. The idiom pennies from heaven is an expression that people use to describe unanticipated gifts of money, or other surprises bringing good luck. Thank You to KissClipart for the free graphics.