“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE”. . . . Solo Ukulele Chord/Melody arrangement by Ukulele Mike Lynch. . . . Included in the new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook (now reduced to just $20.00)
“You Are My Sunshine” is a popular song written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. and first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana as a result of its association with former state governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis. According to a 1990 article by Theodore Pappas, the original song was written by Oliver Hood.
The song has been covered numerous times — so often, in fact, that it is “one of the most commercially programmed numbers in American popular music.” The song, originally country music, has “virtually lost” its original country music identity, and “represent[s] both the national flowering of country music and its eventual absorption into the mainstream of American popular culture.” In 1941, it was covered by Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, Mississippi John Hurt and Lawrence Welk. In subsequent years, it was covered by Ike and Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, Brian Wilson, and Andy Williams, amongst many others.
The 1940 version by Davis has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress on March 21, 2013 for long-term preservation.
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE is the last song in my new 52 Song CHORD/MELODY eBook but it’s stands as probably the best FIRST song to learn from this collection. I barely goes out of the first three frets . . . no up the fingerboard chords. I uses just three or four basic chords so this is a good solo piece for newbie players. Below is a short excerpt . Give it a try.
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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE is included in my newly released 52 Song Chord/Melody ebook – It can be purchased at a newly reduced price of just $20.00
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Each of the Chord/Melody collections can be purchased separately for just $20.00 or all together at the newly reduced Combo “TRILOGY” discount of just $50.00
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