Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Girls- “Brown Eyed Girl”

“And you, my brown-eyed girl
You, my brown-eyed girl

Brown-Eyed-Girl-Sleeve

Another 1960s song.  And yes, that means I’m old, but I was once someone’s brown eyed girl myself.  Written by singer/songwriter Van Morrison, “Brown Eyed Girl” was released in 1967.  It is considered to be Morrison’s signature song although he never received any royalties for writing or recording it and doesn’t consider it to be one of his favorites.

Even so, “Brown Eyed Girl” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, was ranked as the 183rd greatest song of all time as well as the 12th best song of 1967 by Acclaimed Music, and is one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.  It also is ranked No. 110 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Hey, where did we go
Days when the rains came ?
Down in the hollow
Playing a new game
Laughing and a-running, hey, hey
Skipping and a-jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our, our hearts a-thumping
And you, my brown-eyed girl
You, my brown-eyed girl

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Transistor radio
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow’s wall
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl
You, my brown-eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
La dee dah

So hard to find my way
Now that I’m all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My, how you have grown!
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I’m overcome thinking about
Making love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown-eyed girl
You, my brown-eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Laying in the green grass
Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah
Dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee dah dee
Sha la la la la la la la la la la la la
Dee dah la dee dah la dee dah la
D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-d

Songwriter: Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management

Song Lyrics Sunday

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4 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Girls- “Brown Eyed Girl”

  1. First of all, you are NOT old. Get that thought out of your head. When I was your age, I was just in the early years of my law practice. I went on to practice for 12 more years, and I am still going strong – well…… sorta, at 81. Second of all, you are STILL someone’s brown-eyed girl. Do they have a “blue-eyed” girl song? I want that one…. Haha. Merry Christmas. I love you. “Auntie” Janet. Haha.

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