You Are My Sunshine

December 5, 2000 Lost Highway releases the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou? (via

every color in the world

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is one of my favorite soundtracks of all time, and You Are My Sunshine is the song that Claudia would sing to the boys when they were young – every night from the time they were born until they were about 8 or 9.  I think it was Casey that didnt like the lyric You make me happy when skies are gray. I believe he thought that was too limiting, so Claudia had to sing You make me happy when skies are every color in the world!  It was a lot of extra words but Claudia made them fit and the boys liked it and would sing along with her with the new and improved lyrics!

Today was day 2 of the Festival Chorus’s road trip. We went to another public grade school in Brooklyn and then a nursing home. It was very sweet watching this 90 year old woman singing along with every song but when we got to Silent Night she started to cry.

I pass by and intersect with a lot of great people and i always wonder what their story is. Like, did this 90 year old have kids? Where are they? Was she married?  To whom and what did he do? Were they happy? Well, that’s what i was thinking while i was conducting Silent Night.

Busy brain and now I got a tired brain.

I gots to get up early and do it again, so I’m going to bed!

You Are My Sunshine

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