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 [1] 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 208.76.28.94 (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 (talkcontribs) 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 (talkcontribs) 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 74.176.252.32 (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)

International success[edit]

As the song is well known in Australia, it occurred to me that some information on the global success, sales and popularity of the song would be good. Alpheus (talk) 20:05, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced Material[edit]

Below information was tagged for needing sourcing in June 2011. Please feel free to reincorporate into the article with appropriate references. Doniago (talk) 15:13, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Commercial Use[edit]

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)

Youtube video[edit]

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)

I removed it, and I see up above that this has been debated before ... I saw that the link was only recently added and didnt realize it had been here in 2008 as well.Soap 13:37, 27 March 2012 (UTC)