Magic Penny

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Magic Penny

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; 1955, this song was written while Malvina's daughter was at a junior high school dance, so around 1949.

Love is something if you give it away,

 Give it away, give it away.

 Love is something if you give it away,

 You end up having more.

 

It's just like a magic penny,

 Hold it tight and you won't have any.

 Lend it, spend it, and you'll have so many

 They'll roll all over the floor.

 

For love is something if you give it away,

 Give it away, give it away.

 Love is something if you give it away,

 You end up having more.

 

Money's dandy and we like to use it,1

 But love is better if you don't refuse it.

 It's a treasure and you'll never lose it

 Unless you lock up your door.

 

For love is something if you give it away,

 Give it away, give it away.

 Love is something if you give it away,

 You end up having more.

 

So let's go dancing till the break of day,

 And if there's a piper, we can pay.

 For love is something if you give it away,

 You end up having more.

 

For love is something if you give it away,

 Give it away, give it away.

 Love is something if you give it away,

 You end up having more.