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.

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7 March 2015 at 3:18am

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abby, rb walter

27 February 2015 at 5:05pm

i love this song -abby nowakowski-

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Rj Corbin, United States

8 February 2015 at 12:54am

Was searching for a song my parents done when i was little, i know you are my sunshine also, but was directed here... The song i was looking for goes something like this: The other night, while i lay sleeping, i dreamed i held you in my arms. But when i woke, i was mistaken, release me darling let me go. Go away and leave me If you wish to, Never ever let it cross your mind, Its in your heart, to love another, Release me darling i dont mind. If anyone knows who wrote, please post. Thanx

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Rj Corbin, United States

8 February 2015 at 12:54am

Was searching for a song my parents done when i was little, i know you are my sunshine also, but was directed here... The song i was looking for goes something like this: The other night, while i lay sleeping, i dreamed i held you in my arms. But when i woke, i was mistaken, release me darling let me go. Go away and leave me If you wish to, Never ever let it cross your mind, Its in your heart, to love another, Release me darling i dont mind. If anyone knows who wrote, please post. Thanx

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Rj Corbin, United States

8 February 2015 at 12:54am

Was searching for a song my parents done when i was little, i know you are my sunshine also, but was directed here... The song i was looking for goes something like this: The other night, while i lay sleeping, i dreamed i held you in my arms. But when i woke, i was mistaken, release me darling let me go. Go away and leave me If you wish to, Never ever let it cross your mind, Its in your heart, to love another, Release me darling i dont mind. If anyone knows who wrote, please post. Thanx

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Lizzy, United States

5 February 2015 at 12:57pm

Me and my friend will text a line back and forth, singing it in our own little way. We love this song

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Lizzy, United States

5 February 2015 at 12:57pm

Me and my friend will text a line back and forth, singing it in our own little way. We love this song

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Hope Mueller, United States

15 January 2015 at 12:59am

My favorite song since kindergarten.

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Tori, United Kingdom

12 January 2015 at 5:34pm

I love this song

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Tori, United Kingdom

12 January 2015 at 5:34pm

I love this song

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Tori, United Kingdom

12 January 2015 at 5:34pm

I love this sonh

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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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