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Written by former Louisiana State Governor Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell. Copyright 1940 and 1977 by Peer International Corporation. This song is one of two official songs for the State of Louisiana.

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.
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 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.

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;

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.

Louisiana my Louisiana
the place where I was borne.
White fields of cotton
-- green fields clover,
the best fishing
and long tall corn;

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.
Crawfish gumbo and jambalaya
the biggest shrimp and sugar cane,
the finest oysters
and sweet strawberries
from Toledo Bend to New Orleans;

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.

For parents
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The best way to prevent it is to avoid the sun during the middle of the day, or to wear protective clothing and sunscreen when you and your family are outside. Learn more about skin prevention and treatment from the National Cancer Institute.
For kids
Sunshine is great, but don’t forget to protect yourself from too many rays! Read about two boys in California who spend a lot of time outside. One of them surfs, the other bikes. They did an experiment to figure out which sun block works best for them.
For teachers
What’s the weather like today—sunny or wet, warm or cold? What will it be like next week? Help your students predict, observe, and record weather in a simple but engaging experiment that connects them to the world around them.

Space Weather
A NOAA site with science news and information about the Sun-Earth environment; provides current "weather" status on our Solar System, plus a lot of good information about sunspots, solar flares, auroras, and more!
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