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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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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Molly, United States

17 February 2013 at 7:26pm

OMG I remember this

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Robert Leblanc, Canada

2 February 2013 at 11:17pm

at work there's a female co-worker and i call her sunshine. Every morning i say to her " Good morning sunshine" she once said " i don't feel like sunshine" and i said " you look like sunshine".

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Grace, United States

19 November 2012 at 2:20am

i love this song soooo much and i don't know a soul who doesn't. this song is so magical!and brings back memories to so many people,including me! :-)!

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Ruth, United States

7 November 2012 at 12:18am

When I was little we used to stop at the same gas station on the way to visit my grandparents. I remember singing this song to the gas station attendant with my two older sisters when I waas around 4 or 5. He called us his "Sunshine Girls".

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Lily, United States

27 October 2012 at 7:46pm

My Dad would sing this song to my Mother as a love song.So many memories of him singing to her. Good ol' days. Yes!

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Nikky, United States

12 October 2012 at 1:49am

I love this song. This is the first lullaby I sing for my son to make him sleep though I didn't know the whole lyric so I created mine, it goes like this ---"YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE MY ONLY SUNSHINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN IM LONELY YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN IM DOWN, PLEASE DON'T TAKE SUNSHINE AWAY" Thanks to this website, now I know the real words.

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Nikky, United States

12 October 2012 at 1:46am

I love this song. This is the first lullaby I sing for me my son to make him sleep though I didn't know the whole lyric but I created mine, it goes like this ---"YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE MY ONLY SUNSHINE, YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN IM LONELY YOU MAKE ME HAPPY WHEN IM DOWN, PLEASE DON'T TAKE SUNSHINE AWAY" Thank you to this website, now I know the real words.

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Yujin, Korea, Republic Of

8 October 2012 at 4:03am

Love the song. My husband -then my boyfriend- used to sing to me this song 15 years ago and now I'm singing it to our beautiful daughter every night. Only the chorus part though :-)

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Lois Ann, United States

25 September 2012 at 5:31pm

I took care of my grand daughter madalynn since she was newborn she had to have surgery the day she was born i sang you are my sunshine to her all the time she would quiet down and go to sleep so the song became our song now she is six and she signs it with me i love her dearly

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Victoria, United States

21 September 2012 at 3:01am

Jimmie Davis was my Great Great Great Uncle (: I'm so proud of this song (:

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Meagan, United States

27 August 2012 at 4:43am

I love this song. My mum sang it to me when I was a lil babe. I still fallcasleep to it

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Molly, Botswana

5 August 2012 at 1:23am

i love this song

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Danzhen, China

22 July 2012 at 2:51am

this song was very nice, excellent, and fantastic. It really changed my life, I love it.

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