You are My Sunshine

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The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
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 and love another,
You'll regret it all some day:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
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 not you've left me and love another;
You have shattered all of my dreams:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

In all 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 all the blame.

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

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Jjj - 4 years ago
1 1 6
I have always loved this song. Now I know the whole song and still love it. #1
?????? - 4 years ago
0 3 6
the song is very sad and I would never sing this to a child. May be bits and pieces like where it says you are my sunshine my only sunshine and where it says I'll always love you and make you happy. those are the only parts of this song that I would ever sing to a child or anyone else of that matter. #2
Pam - 4 years ago
0 3 5
I think many of us grew up just knowing and singing the Chorus to this song, which is sweet. #3
Guest - 4 years ago
2 0 5
I love this song, I remember my father singing it to my mother. #4
Amanda - 3 years ago
0 1 2
It's true about not singing it to your child... We adapted it at our house when my wee one had tears in his eyes when i samg it the proper way. And now it is a favorite: " 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, you are my sunshine everyday. The other night dear when I was sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms, When I awoke dear, I was right, So I hugged you really, really tight. The original is a great song but very sad for kids this is a good adaptation. #5
Martinez s - 4 years ago
1 0 4
Like but never really heard the whole song. Kinda sad... But all the same I still like :-) #6
Grandma Glenda - 10 months ago
Such a great verse but too scary for young ones. Was looking for more kid friendly verses when I found Amanda's version. I love Amanda's version and will use it for my grandchildren. Thank you Amanda #7
jb - 3 years ago
0 1 1
Sorry I stole Amanda's version to sing to my 3 yr old #8
(^-^) - 1 year ago
0 0 0
I love this song and remember my Grandma singing this to me when I slept over at her house and she tucked me in- It helped me fall asleep. She only sang the first verse witch is also probably the most popular and known verse. #9
Guest - 3 years ago
0 0 0
My mom sang this to me when I was really young, I love it #10
L A - 1 year ago
Very touching #11
melina - 3 years ago
0 0 0
I love this song #12
?!?!?! - 4 years ago
1 2 3
this song is so good but may be a little sad. #13
Reno - 3 years ago
2 0 1
Its a very sad song. But I never learned the entire thing because I was rather young when I first heard it. But, I'm going to learn the whole song eventually. Still an awesome kid song though. #14

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