Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Fortunatus' Wallet

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1967 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1995.

Fortunatus had a wallet,
He was a lucky man,
It only had a penny in it.
He was a lucky man.

It only had a penny in it
But Fortunatus didn't care,
‘Cause ev'ry time he spent a penny,
Another penny was there.


Well I have Fortunatus' wallet
I have and so have you.
Cause when you give sweet love away,
Love comes back to you.


When you give your love away,
You find there's more to give,
When you give your heart away,
That's when you learn to live.


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