After releasing “You Are My Sunshine” on February 4, 1940, American country musician Jimmie Davis watched it quickly climb the charts both in the United States and England. In fact, one million copies were sold in America within just one month of its release! The song was even King George VI’s favorite.
This English song, “You are my sunshine”, has a light and melodic rhythm that is perfect for playing the kalimba or singing. With touching lyrics, this song brings back pleasant memories of times spent with you in the warm sunlight. It starts with a verse that expresses how you feel when you are with somebody special: “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray”. This song is perfect for delightfully expressing your feelings and emotions! It can also be used to express appreciation or gratitude to someone else.
“You Are My Sunshine” is an English song with a light and melodic rhythm that creates a pleasant listening experience.
Now let’s learn how to play You Are My Sunshine on the seventeen-key kalimba.
You are my sunshine
my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You’ll never know dear
how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away