You Are My Sunshine

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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.

The other night, dear,
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, 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'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

I'll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You'll regret it all some day;.

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.

You told me once, dear
You really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me
And love another
You have shattered all my dreams;.

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.

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.

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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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Shamim $ Shaya, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

19 June 2011 at 2:14pm

I can not believe this song makes my sister fall asleep. This song is so nice and relaxing.I love this lullaby!

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Esther, United States

14 June 2011 at 9:51pm

This has been my parents song for 70 yrs. They are still alive. They still like this song. I have always liked it too.

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Martha, United States

28 May 2011 at 2:51pm

I am 71 and have a great-grandson who is 13 months old. I sing this to him when I babysit and it's naptime. My mom sang it to me when it was a new song.

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U, Malaysia

27 May 2011 at 2:35pm

you are my sunshine is my favourite song!

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Heungsun, Korea, Republic Of

20 May 2011 at 4:15am

I always feel the happiness when I'm listening this music. And I want to learn playing on the guitar,but it's not easy to get the musical note of you are my sunshine.my e-mail is heungsunp@nate.com

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Heungsun, Korea, Republic Of

20 May 2011 at 2:45am

I always feel the happiness when I'm listening this music. And I want to learn playing on the guitar,but it's not easy to get the musical note of you are my sunshine.

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Jada, United States

18 May 2011 at 11:00pm

I love this song. Love the audio too. I don't think you shouldn't sing the whole song to kids. When I was little those were the songs that taught me how not to do very bad things to people. I sung the chorus of this song in pre school for my graduation. My mom still has it on video. This song has a a pretty tune.

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Sami, United States

12 May 2011 at 12:52pm

I have always loved this song (I didn't know there was more than just the first verse). I learned it years ago at Girl Scout camp, and I was also taught the "mix it up" version: You are my everlasting baby you are my everything you make me oh so very happy when skies are grey and by the way, you'll never know how much I love you, how much I miss you when you're gone. So please don't take (don't take) my sunshine away.

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Samantha, United States

11 May 2011 at 3:15am

I learned this song in kindergarten and I loved it then and now. :) Such good memories of happy times. Now I sing it with my friends sometimes. We are in high school now.

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Mannat, Canada

8 May 2011 at 11:47am

imotional perfect for valentines day

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Afidah Yusoff, Malaysia

29 April 2011 at 8:51am

i love this song....i always sing it to my beloved sons

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Mokks, Norway

26 April 2011 at 7:45pm

kanindot sa kanta!

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The Sun, United Kingdom

24 April 2011 at 10:45pm

i am suing for copyright infringrment. my people will be in touch with your people.

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Sabine, Australia

14 April 2011 at 11:59pm

come email me my email is sabinepfluger@hotmail.com if you want good igvise

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Sabine, Australia

14 April 2011 at 11:56pm

hi I love you are my sunshine because when I was a baby he sung that to me and also kissed me

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Ashley, United States

13 April 2011 at 9:59pm

I love this song! I sing the chorus to my 2 month old and it always brings tears to my eyes and he falls asleep, so peaceful!

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Mike, Canada

13 April 2011 at 7:16am

I first learned this song in jk & I'm now 18. I have always loved this song & always will. Every time I hear it, it makes me feel all warm & like I have butterflies in my stomach. I plan on singing this to my children & I hope it carries on to their children.

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Lailanie, Philippines

10 April 2011 at 5:53am

I love every version of this songs.

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Paige, United States

8 April 2011 at 10:56pm

my mom sings to my child who is 7 she turned 7 today she likes wizards

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Paige, United States

8 April 2011 at 10:52pm

my kids love this song they always ask me to play it before they go to bed

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