You Are My Sunshine

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Information About You Are My Sunshine

The origins of "You Are My Sunshine" are murky since the rights to the song were signed over numerous times. It has since been used in various commercials, shows and videos. It was originally a country song.

"You Are My Sunshine" was first recorded in 1939, and has since been a popular children's song.

The melody of the song is an upbeat one in all versions. Each version was made to fit the specific music of the singer or band. Jimmie Davis' sung a country version of this song, and it was used to gain political mileage whilst running for governor of Louisiana and it later became the state's official song.

The original writer of the song was Oliver Hood, but there are numerous versions including those sung by The Pine Ridge Boys and Bluebird Records.

The song is best known because of the rhyming words used throughout, and the smooth, comforting way that it blends together.

This song is soaked in history and it has been featured in numerous films, television shows, television commercials, and radio commercials additionally numerous sporting teams, such as Wigan Athletic Football Club too have used this song.

The song "You are my sunshine" is frequently called "The Sunshine Song".

Charles Mitchell was a native of Speedway, Indiana.

Copyright 1994.

This song is one of two official songs for the State of Louisiana.

For further information about the song "You Are My Sunshine", check out  Wikipedia.

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

This version pays tribute to Louisiana

Louisiana my Louisiana
the place where I was borne.
White fields of cotton
green fields clover,
the best fishing
and long tall corn;.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.
Crawfish gumbo and jambalaya
the biggest shrimp and sugar cane,
the finest oysters
and sweet strawberries
from Toledo Bend to New Orleans;.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

A love song version

The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I woke dear
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.

You are my sunshine my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know dear how much I love you
So please don't take my sunshine away.

I'll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only same the same
But leave me and love another
And you'll regret it all someday.

You are my sunshine my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know dear how much I love you
So please don't take my sunshine away.

In my dreams dear, you seem to leave me
When I awake my poor heart pains
So when you come back and make me happy
I'll forgive you dear, I'll take the blame.

You are my sunshine my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know dear how much I love you
So please don't take my sunshine away.

Listen to this song's music

236 Comments

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crokrz linkz, Montenegro

17 December 2014 at 7:25pm

EnsLfh Looking forward to reading more. Great article post. Keep writing.

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No name, United States

2 December 2014 at 6:46pm

In the love song version the first verse seems very dark. Almost as if the lover has died. The second is also dark sounding. "And you'll regret it all someday," sounds a bit like something a revenge killer would say. Maybe it's just my way of thinking but the real song is much darker than the version we grew up with.

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Katniss Everdeen, Albania

16 November 2014 at 6:34pm

Are you serious, you're all posting the same spam mail on a song? Seriously, get a life and move on.

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linda, United States

5 September 2014 at 12:56am

i love harry styles he's literally my sunshine and everything else

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Chloe, Canada

30 August 2014 at 2:38am

This song and page from a Page-a-Day calendar called Today Is Going To Be A Great Day (which I couldn't find the page on the internet) inspires me.

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Molly, United States

26 June 2014 at 12:05am

Stop telling marriage stories and stuff like that! STOP IT!

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Penetrator, Your mom's asshole

2 June 2014 at 4:32am

You are all hilarious

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valery hernandez, United States

20 May 2014 at 11:29pm

this is a very good song and it is just so amazing

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seo for cheap, Croatia

12 May 2014 at 5:31am

fzil8i I appreciate you sharing this article post.Really thank you! Cool.

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look at this, Northern Mariana Islands

17 January 2014 at 6:17pm

JH9CxP Really appreciate you sharing this blog.Really thank you! Want more.

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Diane Scribner, Canada

6 September 2013 at 6:37pm

I used to sing this beautiful lullaby to both my son...Now 27yrs old, an my Daughter Now 14yrs old..... when they we're both babies, they Loved it so much and it is such an Endearing song of the heart (:°_°:) so I taught this song to my daughter when she was only 4yrs old' what a Lovely song :-)

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Kyeisha, Australia

2 September 2013 at 8:17am

I love love your song my mum is getting my in to xfactor and I'm going to sing this song on xfactor

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Chantelle Evans, United Kingdom

26 August 2013 at 10:10pm

It's a very livany.song and it makes your self but not just you but to everyone.

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Uri Dagan, Tel Aviv, Israel

26 August 2013 at 4:08pm

I remember hearing this song at The Cosy Corner Dance Hall, In Shawbridge, Quebec, when I was four years old and I'm now 73 and it still brings back memories.

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Sugarpuss, United States

14 May 2013 at 3:00am

My dad sang this song to me all the time when I was little, and I loved it. It is one of my favorite memories. He's gone, now, but I can still hear his voice in my memories.

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Callie, Australia

25 April 2013 at 10:30pm

i love this song because it is so peaceful and calm.

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Sondos, Yemen

18 April 2013 at 2:53pm

Me too I love it very much!

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Sophia, United States Minor Outlying Islands

11 April 2013 at 2:09pm

I sang part of this to my son ( never new the whole version which is very sad) when my daughter was born we sang you are my daughtershine..... ( only had one son and one daughter) I had a bit of a reaction to all of the words when I read them but then I always adapt songs to the kids. I say follow what makes sense to you. Kids take their lead from us. Oh yes some of the comments should be removed as they are not relevant. This is not a dear abbey site. peace to all life!

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Link Sketchit, United States

26 March 2013 at 4:45am

I never realized how sad this song is. o.o

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Kiesha, Malaysia

23 March 2013 at 4:53pm

PLZ GUYS STOP! I am BEGGING NEVER EVER comment like, "I want to share relationship stories with you all..... bla bla." PLEASE GUYS! You KNOW how many KIDS visit this site! And also KIDS WITH THEIR PARENTS! Don't let the parents see your comment, if they do..... this website is gone! THINK THINK THINK!

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