Good Morning Mary Sunshine


Good morning, Mary Sunshine, Sunshine, Sunshine,
Good morning, Mary Sunshine,
Who is. .. ? (say child's name).

Johnny is Mommy, Mommy, Mommy,
Johnny is Mommy, who is. .. ? (next child)
How is everyone?. . Children respond "FINE!'.

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Information About Good Morning Mary Sunshine

According to All Music. Good Morning Merry Sunshine was written and performed by Gary Frenay.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This verse can be added to the song to make it longer

Good morning, Merry Sunshine
How did you wake so soon?
You scared the little stars away
And shined away the moon.


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crork fiverr, Virgin Islands, British

28 November 2015 at 6:39am

Cx7Pj0 I wish people would compose much more about this while you have done. This is something which is very essential and possesses been largely overlooked through the world wide web local community

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Beth Suaab, Yangon, Myanmar

13 August 2015 at 1:33am

I'm 65 years years old; words have changed yet I hope that the tune won't change. I teach adults English but sometimes ,I hum this song. It brings back my childhood memories. I use this song for fun and for fluency practice sake to beginning English language teachers training. It works well for a change.

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Maria Dyson, United States

10 March 2015 at 3:51pm

I'm 73 yrs old, and here's my mama's version of the song: "Good morning, merry sunshine. Why do you wake so soon? You scared away the little stars, and shined away the moon. I saw you go to sleep last night, before I stopped my playing. How did you get way over there, and where have you been staying?" Then the sun answers, "I never go to sleep, dear child; I just go 'round to see the little children of the east who rise and watch for me. I waken all the birds and bees and flowers on my way. And then come back to see the child who stayed out late to play."

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connie, Tooele Utah

7 January 2015 at 2:50pm

I am 80 years old and I remember my grandmother singing this son to me when I was about 3-4 years old. The words are a little different, but it is the same song

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Debbie, United States

27 December 2012 at 10:42pm

I am 57 and just had a conversation with my co-worker about being in my early teens and sleeping in till 11am or noon. My mom would come into my room singing this little tune which seems to have been a part of many people's lives but the words are slightly mom sang "Good Morning Mary Sunshine, why do you wake so soon? You wake up all the little birds and fly away the moon!" No matter what words were used it is still a precious memory of my mom. :)

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Martha, United States

25 April 2012 at 2:55am

When we visited my grandmother, she always seemed to be in kitchen in the morning and, when I would wander in, she would greet me with "good morning Mary Sunshine". It made me feel very special. After 55 years, it has just occured to me that it might be part of a poem or song & so have looked it up on the internet.

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Mary, United States

2 April 2012 at 11:54am

Mom used to sing this to me while she rocked me for my afternoon nap. I'm 87 and this was an old song when I was a little sprout. My name is Mary and had assumed she was singing Mary Sunshine so it was special. Was glad to see the lyrics again. After about the 3rd line, my mind was getting a bit fuzzy.

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Maggie, South Africa

7 March 2012 at 7:21am

Am 78 and my Mother sang this song to me very morning and too this day it still runs around in my head every morning.

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Marie, United States

29 September 2011 at 5:00pm

My mom would this but had different words. "Good Morning Mary Sunshine open your eyes and sing, Good Morning everybody, Good Morning it is spring."

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Greer, United States

30 May 2011 at 6:48pm

I'm 68 years old and grew up in the Philippines. When my sister and I were little up until we were in college, my mother always greeted us in the morning with,"good morning pretty rosebud." We both took this daily greeting for granted. We knew that she loved roses but we never asked her where this phrase came from. English was not our first language. I'm so happy that I came upon the rest of the poem today. Through all these years, since my mother passed away 16 years ago, I've been trying to find out where the phrase came from. Thank you Judy from USA, 22 March 2011 for mentioning it. It brings back sentimental childhood memories. I miss my Mom very much. Does anybody know the author of this peom?

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Tasha, United States

31 March 2011 at 3:14am

My grandmother used tosing it to me like this: Good morning merry sun shine. How did you wake so soon. The stars are in your eyes today, you smiled away the moon.

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Judy, United States

22 March 2011 at 12:34pm

My mother's rhyme is a different version. She would say it when we first work-in 1941-and I would say it to my boys when they first woke. It went like this: "Good morning pretty rosebud, I pray you tell me how. To be as sweet as a red, red rose, what must a body do? To be as sweet as a red, red rose, a little girl/boy like you, just grows and grows, and grows and grows, with nothing else to do!" My mother is now 92.

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Barbara, United States

7 January 2011 at 2:07am

I sang this to my children every morning when I woke them up. It is a wonderful song and my children loved it.

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Lisa, Usa

22 August 2010 at 2:56pm

My mom bought this record for us when we were little and I used to play it over and over. I still sing it to my grandchildren! When they stay all night I open up the door and sing that song to them and they LOVE IT!

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Bruce, Athens, Ga

10 August 2010 at 10:45pm

The song you refer to by Gary Frenay under "Information About This Song" is for a completely different, contemporary song (that can be found on Youtube). The song on this page, under "Alternative Lyrics" is an old, traditional song that my mom used to sing to us to wake us up. At the time I hid from the song and from waking up, but the memories now are sweet!

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Connie, Usa

8 January 2010 at 12:49pm

Bought some old 78's at a garage sale when kids were little (25 yrs ago or so) and this was among the song collection. It stuck in my head and I would sing it to them in the mornings. They HATED it and to this day I "innocently" ask them if they'd like me to sing it to them and they try to hang up on me - LOL! Memories...

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Marilyn, Dallas Tx

11 October 2009 at 2:09pm

My father's family, born from early 1890's to 1910, recited the words this way... "Good morning, merry sunshine. How did you wake so soon? You scared the pretty stars away, and shined away the moon. I saw you go to bed last night before I ceased my playing. How did you get way over there, and where have you been staying? Dear child, I went around the world The other side to see The little children of the East who rise and wait for me. I wake up all the birds and bees and flowers on my way, And last of all the little (boy or girl) who stayed up so late to play"

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Linda, Gig Harbor, Wa

30 June 2009 at 8:06am

My mother sang this song with additional words. The first part was as you have it in the additional words and lyrics. The it goes " I saw you go to sleep,last night before I stopped my playing. How did you get way over there and where have you been staying? (Sun answers) I never go to sleep dear child, I just go round to see the little children of the East who rise and watch for me. I waken all the birds and bees and flowers on my way and then come back to see the child that stayed out to play"

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