You Are My Sunshine

My dad used to sing this to me and my sister.  It always brings a tear but it also brings many happy memories of a dad that loved us.

Today I would like to share this song with all of you – my Sunshine friends!

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.  You make me happy when skies are gray….”


About Patty B

My life centers around my faith in God and my family.
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60 Responses to You Are My Sunshine

  1. This was “my” song to my youngest daughter. Well, it still is. 🙂

  2. My mom sang it to me. Back then I thought she had the most beautiful voice in the world. I sang it to my daughter. I wonder if she will sing it to her kids when she has some one day…

  3. We sing this at my choir and I love it! Thank you for this delightful version 🙂

  4. Thanks for making my Friday full of Sunshine! Hugs to you!

  5. It’s been so long since I heard that wonderful song that was part of my growing up years also…thanks for the memories…Diane

  6. I sing this every night to my children. 🙂

    • I did when they were babies, not sure why I stopped. My dad passed away when I was 14 and I can still hear him singing that and many other songs. His legacy to me was appreciation of music. I am glad to see the tradition still going strong with other families.

  7. Bill Jones says:

    Great to read what it means to so many. But, remember to just stick with the chorus and not include the verses. We sang it at a Ladies Valentines Dinner and as we got into the verses we figured out quickly we just needed to sing the chorus two or three times and quit.

  8. Kerri says:

    This was my father-in-law’s signature song. He’s been gone now for 22 years and this happy tune brought him into clear focus in my memory. Thank you for that. 🙂

  9. JanBeek says:

    Your post was so inspiring, it let the Son shine in this morning – and so I posted it on my FB page, hoping I can keep on spreading the Good News to as many other as possible. What a delightful way to do so. Thank you!! And thank you for visiting JanBeek – and reminding me to come and see what you’ve been up to. Happy Blogging!! Smilers never LOSE!

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  11. JanBeek says:

    Today is another sunshine day – and I still can’t get this wonderful song out of my mind – a week later! I decided to repost it on MY blog and reach a few more friends. Thank you again… and again… for the gift that keeps on giving!

  12. Rad change says:

    Memories of childhood and Sunday School. Love this!

  13. Yes, it’s chorus that my mother used to sing… I never heard it again for years, and when I did , it nearly broke my heart, as she had left by the time I was six… can’t get over how you can hear every word in this, lovely clear diction that you never hear these days, interesting how this song has come back… I used to hear it in the early forties.

    • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

      I am finding out it is bringing back many happy memories for a lot of people. Good – nothing comforts us than our memories!

  14. dilipnaidu says:

    A song with a beautiful meaning! Thanks.

  15. Lori Lipsky says:

    Beautiful. Thanks for cheering my day.

    • thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

      Since I posted that when my days are a bit humdrum or down I just think of that song… it is a lasting gift from my dad of joy!

  16. I’ve always loved that song. Thanks for the reminder.

  17. JennyO says:

    It’s a song my husbands Aunts all sing at each family occasion, I think it takes them back to when they were children as well, they will love this post.

  18. Denise Hisey says:

    What a wonderful response you got from others who hold that song dear. 🙂

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard Anne Murray sing it…did John Denver also sing it?
    It is a sweet song!

  19. russtowne says:

    (Big smile!) Thank you!

  20. Always loved that song–my aunts sang it to us each time we drove to see their sister in Louisiana, and I sang it to my kids. Thanks for the memories.

  21. gpcox says:

    Both my parents liked this song, I heard it quite often.

  22. 1annecasey says:

    Just beautiful. I sing this to my kids too. : )))

  23. Patty, it’s amazing how powerful songs can be! I sang part of this song to my firstborn son when he was a baby. It always made me cry, because I was so appreciative of having a child after 12 yrs of infertility. My son, now 17, knows without a doubt that he is loved. Thank you for reminding me…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  24. This is also the song that my daughter used to sing to her son when he was little.
    It is such a happy, loving song.

  25. kyrian777 says:

    Thanks for sharing and followship. Kind regards.

  26. truthofgods says:

    Thank you for the visit..May God bless you.

    Minister Roderick Fowler

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