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….”

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60 thoughts on “You Are My Sunshine

    1. 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.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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      1. You’re welcome! And yes, it is wonderful that the Son always shines in our lives. I have been whistling “So, let the Son shine in… open up your heart and let the Son shine in!” all day long!! It’s all your fault!

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  3. 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 wordpress.com blog and reach a few more friends. Thank you again… and again… for the gift that keeps on giving!

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  4. 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.

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

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    1. 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!

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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

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