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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Bob>>>, United States

24 September 2011 at 1:55am

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Liana, United States

24 September 2011 at 1:54am

I love thie song I would sing this song to my brother when we were young...:)

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Sunshine, Canada

21 September 2011 at 11:55pm

i love all these comments! this song is about a broken relationship people. its about how someone runs off with another person, leaving their partner in heartache.

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Ken, Canada

23 August 2011 at 1:01am

My grandfather sang this to me during bombing raids is Southern England during WWII. This will always be a special song. I plan to sing it to my new grandson. Alas my mother did take me away from my grandfather. Now I only have his picture and the song. After 67 years I'm still your sunshine.

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Elly, United States

21 August 2011 at 1:19am

I'm 12, and my mom used to sing the first verse to me every night before bed. I remembered hearing something from an old friend that there was more to the song than just the traditional "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." So I looked it up and found this. And just... Wow. There's so much more to it than I thought.

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Sandra, United States

19 August 2011 at 3:28am

I enjoyed reading everyones posts and how personal this song is to so many people. Thanks for sharing your stories.

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Audrey, United States

3 August 2011 at 5:46pm

this song made me cry!

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Brooke, New Zealand

31 July 2011 at 2:49am

i called my brother sunshine my whole growing up ever sence i could i was 12 when he passed away and i sang that to him at his wake i miss my brother very much and he will live on in my heart forever... rest in peace sunshine love you

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Georgina Keech, United States

28 July 2011 at 2:30am

My grandma use to sing this song when i was little and now i'm having my first child and always gonna be singing it to him. i love this song and its very peaceful.

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Yi, Korea, Republic Of

26 July 2011 at 1:33am

The melody was echoing in my head and I was wondering which song it was from... So it was "You're my sunshine" ! It's truely a masterpiece *2 thumbs up*

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Jeannie, United States

25 July 2011 at 10:06pm

This is such a sweet song my mother use to sing this song to my son when he was two now he is 41 and I am singing it with his grand children it really means a lot to me she is in heaven smiling as we sing it

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Shirley, United States

20 July 2011 at 8:29pm

I thought the chorus was THE song until my husband told me there was more but I have been singing it to my grandson since he was born and he's soon to be 4. I do change it a little and sing 'You'll never know "Gage" how much I love you,Please don't take "Grammy's" sunshine away'. He calls it his Sunshine song,lol

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Amapola Garcia, United States

15 July 2011 at 7:16am

It kinda sounds like a woman singing to her mishap baby. ..like saying she held it in her dreams but when be awakes up she ends up crying

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Kate, United States

14 July 2011 at 4:04am

Good tune. Lyrics are a bit co-dependent though. By the way, "nite" is incorrect, it should be spelled "night".

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Juvaria, South Africa

12 July 2011 at 3:45pm

this song is great i taught it to my son and he won in the speech contest

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Nahom, Ethiopia

9 July 2011 at 7:06am

Am afraid to dedicate the song, because she might get hurt

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Jada From Illinois, United States

8 July 2011 at 11:03pm

I am glad that someone besides me comented from Chicago. Does anyone else on this site have Septo optic displasia, or demorsiers syndrome? I would't be surprised if I didn't get a response in a months time. It is a very rare disease.

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Shirah, Malaysia

6 July 2011 at 1:59am

I love this song very much.....

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Alice, Canada

19 June 2011 at 5:33pm

Im from ontario and im 10. I love this song and am going to sing it for auditions for Alice in wonderland the musical; but only the first and 3rd versus (and the chorous of course! :), i think the 2nd verse is a little strange. Wish me luck! :)

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Yassamin, Canada

19 June 2011 at 2:17pm

I love this relaxing song

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