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you are my sunshine, my only sunshine song/verse fragment

The song:
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!

Origin

Pa and Evelyn would burst into the song whenever Clare got a really good sulk on

Collected by

King family –
Naomi’s family growing up

Notes

From the song You are my Sunshine (1933 or 1937 or 1940 by Paul Rice or Oliver Hood or Jimmie Davis & Charles Mitchell – disputed), covered by Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin, the yes-really band leader Wayne King, and many others

Submitted: 04/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 05/03/2022 22:18 by Mark

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