Talk:You Are My Sunshine
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This article cites no sources, and none are listed at the bottom of the page. Further improvements could come in the form of categories, an infobox, a TOC, etc. SixTimes7 02:32, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
If it's all right with everyone, I'd like to add a link to  and a comment to the effect that the origins of "You Are My Sunshine" are rather uncertain. I'd also like to change the "Rice Brothers" like to say "Rice Brothers Gang," since most of the sources I've seen (all from the internet, unfortunately) say that this is the name of Paul Rice's band.
21 March 2015: I concur about 'uncertain'. The article says the song was authored by someone and then refers to recordings made _previously_; then goes on to mention several other 'authors' to the point of complete confusion as to who really wrote the song to begin with. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:33, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
-- The song quotes/borrows rather heavily from the 1915 song "The Wedding Of The Sunshine And The Rose". I doubt it'd make it past copyright laws these days! —Preceding unsigned comment added by PlayerRoll (talk • contribs) 11:27, 16 August 2008 (UTC)
Just for your information, guys. Here's a Ukrainian folk song "Ой, там на горі": http://nostalgie.com1.ru/mihhail/trio_marenych/15-oi_tam_na_gori.mp3 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Chivorotsen (talk • contribs) 10:45, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
I believe the Ukrainian folk song referenced above was a remix. The original melody is quite different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlN1nC93uGM — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:29, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
My Grandma talks about writing this song as a poem (see the Paul Rice link) and sending the poem into a radio station. At the time if you wanted the poem to be credited to you, you had to send in a small fee with the song. Grandma could not afford the fee so she just sent in the poem. She lives in a small town in Minnesota. Sun7shine (talk) 03:41, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
"You Are My Sunshine" has been recorded many times. It is today a widely recognized song and a standard for traditional country music and traditional jazz performers. Early chart versions include: Bing Crosby, Bob Atcher and Bonnie Blue Eyes, Gene Autry, and the Airport Boys. In one or more of these versions, the song was in Billboard's country charts for over one year. Rock and roll performances by Tony Sheridan and Bill Haley & His Comets also exist. The Haley performance was recorded in 1969 and was sung by the band's bass player, Ray Cawley; it was not released until the early 1990s. Jump, Little Children used to play a song called "Pink Lemonade" which borrowed the chorus and was a success with fans. The song has also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Trini Lopez, Ray Charles, and Aretha Franklin from Aretha Arrives (1967), among others. Charles' version was the most popular, commercially, reaching #1 on the soul singles chart, and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, using a modified melody that little resembled the original. A duet between Charles and Chris Isaak was included in Charles' 2005 duets album Genius & Friends.Northern Irish hard rockers Therapy? recorded an excerpt of the song, which was released as a bonus track on their 1994 album Troublegum. Songwriter Conor Oberst uses the chorus of the song in dramatic effect on "The Calendar Hung Itself" by Bright Eyes. The outro of the song "Flowers and Football Tops" by the Scottish band Glasvegas features the first verse of "You Are My Sunshine".
I recall a 1970's commercial (for Lemon Up shampoo?) in which a man in the street serenades a woman in a window using modified lyrics: You are my lemon, my only lemon...MistySpock (talk) 04:53, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
- All information published in Wikipedia should be verifiable. Do you have a reliable source? Doniago (talk) 14:39, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Im not sure I believe this Youtube video claiming a Ukrainian origin of the melody of the song. How do we know the Ukrainian song is older? Couldnt it just be an adaptation of the melody that originated in the USA? ☮Soap☮ 13:32, 27 March 2012 (UTC)