Written by Larry Markes and Dick Charles Introduced January 5, 1959, on Coral records #62059
You can recognize a McGuire Sisters’ song in an instant and their sentimentally wishful recording May You Always (Walk in Sunshine) is no exception. Their unaffectedly beguiling manner and the flawless harmony of their work was the ideal musical embodiment of the popular ‘may you always be a dreamer’ culture of the fifties. Producer Bob Thiele at Coral Records added perfect arrangements by Neal Hefti and outstanding instrumental talent with bandleader Dick Jacobs. One of their best recordings, the melancholy, yet gently upbeat May You Always failed to make it into the top-ten. Phyllis, Dorothy, and Christine, the McGuire Sisters of Middletown,
Ohio, got their start on Kate Smith’s morning radio program and then a
seven-year stint on Arthur Godfrey’s ‘Talent Scouts’ TV program. Their number one hits include Sincerely (written by radio’s rock DJ, Alan Freed), Something’s Gotta Give, and Sugartime, but some of their other outstanding recordings including It May Sound Silly, Muskrat Ramble, and Picnic also failed to make it into the top-ten.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"May you always be a dreamer May your wildest dreams come true. May you find someone to love, as much as I love you."