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.

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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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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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Jenniferlovesherdogs, United States

9 July 2012 at 6:31am

I don't have human children. Just dogs and yes, I sing it to them too.

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Lauryn, United States

27 May 2012 at 10:59pm

i like this because it is nice and relaxing

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Shelly, American Samoa

29 April 2012 at 6:55am

I hated it i was looking for little bunny fufu

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Buddy, United States

27 April 2012 at 12:57pm

As a Louisianian this song has always been a favorite of ours. I can remember hearing and seeing Jimmy Davis singing this song when I was a little boy. In fact, a dear friend of mine used to play guitar in Jimmy Davis's band. He says he always liked the song and could still play it without hesitation.

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Bonnie Moon, United States

22 April 2012 at 3:26am

What a special song this is to all our family. My mother and her sibblings lost their Mother when they were very young. This was one of the few songs they all remembered her singing to them. My mother sang it to all five of her kids, and all 12 of her grand children. She had 22 great grandchildren, not getting the chance to sing it to all of them, but would have, had she had the chance. We lost her 1 year ago and at her funeral all her grandchildren recieted it for her. Very emotional and touching. We will keep this song as a part of her forever and pass the history of it on through generations.

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Rodger, United States

15 April 2012 at 11:56pm

My mother always sang this song to me at bedtime and another called The Tennessee Waltz. Both must have been popular when I was a child (now 65). Still love both songs but they are melancholy. Sort of surprised the song is still around in a current commercial. But my wife did find a stuffed giraffe for our grandson which plays You are my Sunshine.

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Patrick, United States

10 April 2012 at 8:40pm

My first grandaughter was born Monday 4/2/12 and I spent all of last weekend singing the first verse of this song to her while she slept in my arms. My pet name for her is now SUNSHINE.

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Samantha, United States

8 April 2012 at 3:55am

My mother sung this song to her 6 children and her 8 grandchildren. This past July she was diagnosied with stage four cancer, and as I listen to this song I can't stop crying. I know that even after she is gone from my life a little bit of her will always be with me when ever I hear this song.

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Emine, Turkey

2 April 2012 at 3:19pm

this is the first time i've listened this song and i really loved it. i will sing it to my baby when i have. lol. peace,happiness, sadness u can feel many things while listening this song. also i am an english teacher and i'll teach it to my students.

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Izzy, United States

2 April 2012 at 3:13am

Amazing I love thus song

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Bhavani, United States

29 March 2012 at 6:49pm

Such a light and sunny song. I love Ricky Nelson's version! It's nice to know that it is still a hit with young and old. I think that I remember hearing this song growing up in Connecticut when I was wee high to a grasshopper ^-^

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Jade, Canada

21 March 2012 at 3:13am

I love this song! When I was in first grade my teacher played it. Now I am 12 and I still remember how much I loved it! c:

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Jovelyn, Philippines

19 March 2012 at 3:30am

i love this song coz i can flashback my childhood days when my mother sing this to me

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Jane, United States

15 March 2012 at 4:33pm

I was born in May of 1950 in Connecticut... I remember this was the very First song I learned to sing when I was about four years old. My mother taught me & I remember she was so proud that she would have me sing it where ever we went. As the many years passed, I use to cry when I heard this song; remembering the wonderful times of days gone by. So happy to know so many know of this wonderful song today. It truly brings back many memories. I have been blessed with my 'first grandchild' this past year & hope he will learn to sing this song as the years come, & hope it brings him good memories as the years pass. I do hope 'You Are My Sunshine' stays in the hearts of you all. ~~~: )

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Lynn, United States

8 March 2012 at 2:21am

I have always sung the chorus to my kids and grandkids and got curious what the words to the rest of the song were. I was surprised it goes from beloved sweet lyrics to a depressing break up song and then turns into a Lousiana state travel commercial, odd. Some things better not knowing.

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Sarah, United States

7 March 2012 at 10:57pm

my mom sang this to me when i was a baby all the time, i love it soo much! it wasnt until i was about 12 that i realized she didnt write it:P she still sings it to me once and again when i beg her to:)))

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Mia, Australia

25 February 2012 at 11:41pm

10 out of 10. It's a great song. Some of the pictures are funny and make me laugh. You should listen to it.

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Dijin D Thomas, India

21 February 2012 at 3:06pm

My grandma sings this song with tears in her eyes thinking about grandpa who left all of us. Now she also left me :( :( now only this song left ! She was my sun shine :( :(

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