Mudcat Café message #1839541 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94811   Message #1839541
Posted By: BlueSage
20-Sep-06 - 06:17 PM
Thread Name: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Subject: RE: Professional Folksinger, and Proud of It
Mike, I now see where your connection to racism and the song "You Are My Sunshine" comes from.

"You Are My Sunshine" was copyrighted by Jimmy Davis but he actually purchased the song from the composer, Paul Rice, and then copyrighted it under his own name. Jimmy Davis had no part in writing the song, just in making a bunch of money from all the royalties!

Thought I'd set the record straight before anyone got the idea that Paul Rice was the person you were referring to...

Mike Iverson