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Composer: Jimmie Davis
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Composer: Jimmie Davis

Jimmie Davis (James Houston Davis) was born in Quitman, Louisiana, one of eleven children born to a sharecroppers. His father saw education as a way out of poverty. Jimmie attended high school in Winfield, business school in New Orleans, Louisiana College in Pineville, and earned a Masters degree from Louisiana State University. He served two terms as governor of Louisiana, from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960-1964. He also wrote the song "You Are My Sunshine," acted in B westerns, and taught history, as well as yodeling, at Dodd College in Shreveport for a year. He then took a job as court clerk in Shreveport, where he remained through most of the 1930's. He also began to write music during the 1930's. He was able to pick out music on his guita… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Jimmie Davis
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 51334 32121 61165
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: © 1952 by Jimmy Davis Music Co., Inc.


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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #447

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