Skip to main content

You are My Sunshine

Louisiana State Song

Louisiana morning fog; photo by gaylon keeling on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Song of Louisiana

Louisiana designated "You are My Sunshine" by Jimmie H. Davis (former governor of Louisiana) and Charles Mitchell as an official state song in 1977 (Give Me Louisiana is also an official state song). All State Songs


The other night, dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried.
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.
I'll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You'll regret it all some day.
You told me once, dear
You really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me
And love another
You have shattered all my dreams.
Louisiana my Louisiana
the place where I was borne.
White fields of cotton
-- green fields clover,
the best fishing
and long tall corn.
Crawfish gumbo and jambalaya
the biggest shrimp and sugar cane,
the finest oysters
and sweet strawberries
from Toledo Bend to New Orleans.