John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders Lyrics

John Denver Poems, Prayers & Promises cover art
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Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you
I'd give to you the day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I'd sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a tale that I could tell you
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine for all the while

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
Sunshine almost all the time makes me high
Sunshine almost always

Track Listing
  • 1 Poems, Prayers and Promises
  • 2 Let It Be
  • 3 My Sweet Lady
  • 4 Wooden Indian
  • 5 Junk
  • 6 Gospel Changes
  • 7 Take Me Home, Country Roads
  • 8 I Guess He'd Rather Be in Colorado
  • 9 Sunshine on My Shoulders
  • 10 Around and Around
  • 11 Fire and Rain
  • 12 The Box


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Alfred
    writers: Dick Kniss, John Denver, Mike Taylor
    album: Track 9 in album Poems, Prayers & Promises
    release date: 1971-5
    popularity : 146 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:13
    producer: Milt Okun
    conductor: Milt Okun
    lead vocals: John Denver
    double bass: Dick Kniss
    recorded by: Ray Hall
    guitar: Michael Taylor
    assistant producer: Jean Kaplow
    12 string guitar: John Denver
    orchestrator: Lennie Niehaus
    acoustic guitar: John Denver
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin