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Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics

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HOW FAR IS HEAVEN
NEW MOON OVER MY SHOULDER
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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE


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charles92027 31 Jan 07 - 06:27 PM
McGrath of Harlow 31 Jan 07 - 07:25 PM
The Fooles Troupe 31 Jan 07 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 31 Jan 07 - 11:38 PM
GUEST 01 Feb 07 - 06:46 PM
GUEST,Guest 26 Oct 13 - 09:55 PM
GUEST,jaze 27 Oct 13 - 07:36 PM
GUEST,David 27 Sep 14 - 06:20 AM
RoyH (Burl) 27 Sep 14 - 12:09 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 27 Sep 14 - 06:19 PM
GUEST,meghan currens 22 Jul 17 - 08:38 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: You are my sunshine Alternate Lyrics
From: charles92027
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 06:27 PM

Does anyone have any kid-friendly lyrics for You Are My Sunshine?
I know the proper lyrics, but they're pretty dark. I don't remember how we sang it in school.
I'm getting requests from kids to play it, and all I've been doing is alternating the chorus and a melody on harmonica. I don't think they want to hear "I hung my head and I cried...."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You are my sunshine Alternate Lyrics
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 07:25 PM

Most adults seem to think of this song as a happy bouncy number. I suppose kids might be more likely to actually listen to the words and understand what the song is about - but I can't see that as any reason to try to turn it around. Kids know about crying, and about loss too, and they need to.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You are my sunshine Alternate Lyrics
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 07:32 PM

This was often (in my environment) teamed with another similar period song as a 'medley' - can't remember exactly what it was at the moment, but I seem to think it was "Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam".... :-)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You are my sunshine Alternate Lyrics
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 31 Jan 07 - 11:38 PM

For ARE substitute (better yet ... teach them from the very beginning) to substitute ATE

Sincerely, (expecting a request from Mr. Mahlburg)
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You are my sunshine Alternate Lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 07 - 06:46 PM

This Land Is Your Land - same melody


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 09:55 PM

I just rewrote these for a sing-along at a nursing home. Here's my version.
Jane, Evanston, IL

The other night dear,
As I lay sleeping,
I dreamt of you and all your charms.
When I awoke dear
You were beside me,
And I held you in my arms.

You have told me
You really love me

I lie awake and think of you
But now that I know
You'll be my sweet heart
All my dreams are sunny, too.

I'll always love you

And make you happy

And no one else can come between.

Now we will always
Be together
You're the sunshine of my dreams.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 27 Oct 13 - 07:36 PM

I like that, Jane


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: GUEST,David
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 06:20 AM

Very nice, Jane.

My daughter had a ladybug crib toy that played this song when you squeezed its feet. so my daughter loved the tune.

over the years i've been singing it to her. but the verse about waking and not finding his loved one there is too sad. and recently i've had to start traveling regularly - which is hard on her.

last night, i started singing it to her as we snuggled in bed. and she started crying. she told me that it makes her think of how she misses me when i'm not home. sigh.

so i went out looking for alternative verses (i tried my hand at it, but i wasn't too pleased with my attempts). jane's version is perfect. i'll be singing these to her now.

thanks jane!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 12:09 PM

I vaguely remember from wartime years, ww2 that is, there was a parody extant that went

'You are my sunshine, my Double Woodbine
My box of matches, my pint of beer,'
My ???????

Unfortunately that is all I can remember. Can anybody complet3 it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Sep 14 - 06:19 PM

Sung post "World Cup 2014"

You're on the dole now
You're on the dole now
You've been unemployed for half a year
You can take your "f2ckin" football
And stuff it up your rear.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

best whore goes to whoever pays more....stop the farce, play in your own field and play with your own balls.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: You Are My Sunshine - alternate lyrics
From: GUEST,meghan currens
Date: 22 Jul 17 - 08:38 PM

That's really lovely, Jane. I sing this song to my sons every night at bedtime and tonight I decided to look for alternative lyrics because the originals are just so dark (obviously I hope they find someone to love in addition to me someday!). I will use your verses starting tomorrow! <3


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