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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Sophia, United States

7 February 2012 at 3:31am

I care for my father n law awho suffered a stroke and every morning I start off with good morning sunshine. Even if he cant talk walk he wakes every morning with a huge smile on his face. I remembered only the chorus and sing this to him everyday and he has this big smile...he is truly my sunshine and I know the day will come where he will be leaving us but I will always have this song to remind me of my sunshine. I truly enjoyed the second portion of the video.

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Chloe, Guam

7 January 2012 at 5:17pm

This song is awesome. No doubt, it sort of makes me emotional.

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Neill, United Kingdom

3 January 2012 at 8:07pm

I used to sing my son paddy on the railway when he had colic, which did seem to sooth him. My wife on the other hand sang you are my sunshine to him which never got him back to sleep

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Mignon, South Africa

2 January 2012 at 3:31pm

This song makes me happy when i am sad. Who ever wrote this song.. i want to say you make my day....

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Alan, United States

14 December 2011 at 4:41am

It really is amazing how people ignore the meaning of what they sing to their children - this is a great song to be sure but it is a sad song speaking of a jilted lover. Using this song to express your love to your child is as creepy as using Every Breath You Take to express love to your girlfriend.

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Jck, Afghanistan

7 December 2011 at 12:32am

Crawfish gumbo and jumbalaya? I never knew what this song turned into

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Elise, Canada

4 December 2011 at 1:01am

1I love this song! My great grandma sang it to me all the time before she died and I always remembered the tune but for the longest time didn't even know the title. Then I went to my hometown to visit my aunt and I heard her sing it then I remembered it and looked it up. I love this song! I'm going to sing this to my little cousins from now on.

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Amelia, Christmas Island

30 November 2011 at 5:01am

so cute

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Amelia, Christmas Island

30 November 2011 at 4:57am

ilovethis my dad sings me this song and hears a vergin i made up song oh song how i loveyou so pleas do not take my compouter away

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Lauryn, United States

25 November 2011 at 7:30pm

this is a beautiful song.....i luv it!

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Song Origin, United States

21 November 2011 at 9:28pm

Wait, I noticed that this site is missing some significant information about this song: It was originally a Ukrainian folk tune "Oh, there up on the mountain." The lyrics were changed and it become the song "You are My Sunshine" to the English-speaking world.

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Wow, United States

21 November 2011 at 9:24pm

Wow @ "Summer Lee". That's a very touching story. Something about this song, I think that it uses a "Minor" key, makes it so very bittersweet. It expresses deep love at the same time as it expresses sadness/loss. Like, all good things must come to an end, but love can go on forever.

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Kadie, United Kingdom

18 November 2011 at 9:01am

Another AMAZING song that I remember.

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Summer Lee, United States

13 November 2011 at 4:49pm

This song still makes me cry. when my mom went to prision when i was 3 she would call me and my brother at out Nana's house and sing this to us and my brother was only 5 and when i would cry he sang this to me. my mom eventually came back a few years later but those years we can never have back. im 14 now and i know that every moments needs to be cherished no matter what...

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Jalynn, United States

9 November 2011 at 5:31pm

Im 18 AND i work alzheimer patients one of them sung this to me every day now when i here it i cry

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Katie, Canada

3 November 2011 at 11:26pm

This is a great song but a bit to long for me sorry!

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Liliya, Ukraine

31 October 2011 at 7:21pm

Thankyou for posting the lurics to this song. I love it. I have been singing verses to my 11 month old daugther as a lylybue

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Jennifer, India

22 October 2011 at 2:57pm

i like this song so much your are my sunshine....hahahahahaha!

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Tracy, United States

18 October 2011 at 4:38pm

i never knew it was a break up song

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Mar, Belize

13 October 2011 at 4:33am

I dedicate this to my grandfather. I wish he was here so i could sing it to him. I love this song.

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