You Are My Sunshine Nursery Rhyme- Lyrics, Video, and Printable

You Are My Sunshine is a delightful and beloved lullaby that parents all over the English-speaking parts of the world sing to their babies.

The song’s message is simple, conveying a parent’s love for their child. You can call it a parent’s love letter to their baby that also puts them to sleep.

Various celebrities have recorded different renditions, making for various variants depending on which part of the world you live in.

Lyrics for You Are My Sunshine

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.

The other night, dear, as I lay sleeping,
I dreamed I held you in my arms,
And now that you’re here
My dreams are waking
And I will keep you from all harm


I’ll always love you and make you happy
I’ll pick you up when you’ve fallen down
You turn my sky blue when it is raining
You always keep the sunshine around


Videos for You Are My Sunshine



Samantha Bellerose has a Bachelor of Education as well as a Diploma in Performing Arts. She is a mom to four children and is passionate about education and learning. Samantha created Nursery Rhyme Central as the go to place for parents, teachers and carers about all things to do with Nursery Rhymes. She is also the Main Author and creator for websites Dance Parent 101 and Move Dance Learn, where she shares her knowledge and expertise for dance and learning through movement.

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