the song
title : Lucky penny
written by : Boo Hewerdine and Eddi Reader
song copyright : © 2000 Chrysalis Music Ltd / Redemption Songs

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocals?, acoustic guitar
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Teddy Borowiecki indian harmonium
music
key : B flat major
time-signature : 2/4
tempo : MM 78
form : v V V C V v C V v v C
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Lucky penny

I found a lucky penny
so I thought my luck would change
easy times and carefree days
would be mine again

when I saw it shining
down in the dirt
I bent down and picked it up
held it till it hurt

said I hope you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one
I pray you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one

I keep it with me all the time
ever near at hand
when the world is closing in
you take what you can

la la, la-la-la la, la la la la la la
[etc.]

said I hope you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one
I pray you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one

I found a lucky penny
my superstitions failed
who am I fooling?
good fortune’s not for sale

la la, la-la-la la, la la la la la la
[etc.]

I hope you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one
I pray you’re a lucky one
I hope you’re a lucky one


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader and Roy Dodds?
recorded by : Roy Dodds at Driftwood Studio, London
mixed by : Roy Dodds at ?
mastered by : Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering
technical
track timing : 3:30
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Simple soul track 3