That Lucky Old Sun

May 20, 2022

Frankie Laine – That Lucky Old Sun 1949

“That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls around Heaven All Day)” is a popular song from 1949. Though it has been remade numerous times, the most popular version is by Frankie Laine. His version peaked at number 1, and lasted on the charts for 22 straight weeks. 

The recording by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra was released by RCA Victor Records released in 1949, and it peaked at number 9, and lasted 14 weeks on the chart. 

More recently, “That Lucky Old Sun” ranked seventh in Brian Wilson’s studio album. HIs version of “That Lucky Old Sun” was released on September 2, 2008, by Capital Records. “That Lucky Old Sun” was a teamwork project by Wilson’s bandmate, Scott Bennett. The song’s spoken word poetry was specially made by Van Dyke Parks. “That Lucky Old Sun” is a concept album; therefore, it derives much from the 1949 song “That Lucky Old Sun,”initially recorded by Frankie Laine with his 1949 charm.

There is more to learn about “That Lucky Old Sun- Frankie Laine/Vaughn Monroe, and the information below will be helpful;

Facts about “That Lucky Old Sun- Frankie Laine/ Vaughn Monroe

  • Brian Wilson, the owner of the album “That Lucky Old Sun,” is a former singer, bassist and lead songwriter of the Beach Boys.
  • Brian Wilson had a significant impact on pop music. Also, people remember Brian for his long history of drug abuse and mental issues.
  • The album was released on September 2, an odd choice for a uniquely summer-flavored record.
  • The cover of the album “That Lucky Old Sun- Frankie Laine/Vaughn Monroe” has topographies of oranges and bright flowers.
  • The lyrics are a block full of pictures of the beach, sun, and South California.
  • The narratives-spoken bits of poetry put on top of music have some great album moments, with Wilson almost channeling Jack Kerouac.
  • The Beach Boys influenced the song, but the song advances from the surf rock genre in several significant ways.

Lyrics:

https://genius.com/Frankie-laine-that-lucky-old-sun-lyrics

Up in the mornin’

Out on the job

Work like the devil for my pay

But that lucky old sun got nothin’ to do

But roll around heaven all day

Show me that river, take me across

Wash all my troubles away

Like that lucky old sun, give me nothing to do

But roll around heaven all day

Right from the dwanin’ through till the evening

Nothin’ but slavin’

And all the time I pray

Weary, so weary

(Up in the mornin’, out on the job)

Work like the devil for my pay

But that lucky old sun got nothin’ to do

But roll around heaven all day

Fuss with my woman, toil for my kids

Sweat till I’m wrinkled and gray

While that lucky old sun has nothin’ to do

But roll around heaven all day

Good Lord above, can’t You know I’m pining

Tears all in my eyes

Send down that cloud with a silver lining

Lift me to Paradise

Show me that river, take me across

Wash all my troubles away

Like that lucky old sun, give me nothing to do

But roll around heaven all day

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1 Comment

  1. Judy Guisti

    Love old songs!

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