Bright Eyes chords & lyrics

by Art Garfunkel

  • Bright Eyes was written by Mike Batt and recorded by Art Garfunkel.
  • Released in 1979 and featured in the movie soundtrack of the adventure film, Watership Down
  • The song was also included on Art's album, Fate for Breakfast.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at 112 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, C, Em, D, D7, Am, Am7, B, B7, Bm, C#dim7

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel

Intro: 4/4 
|  G  |  G  |  Em  |  Em  |  D7  |  D7  |  
|  C  |  C  |  G   |  G   |  G   |  G   |

   G                  C        G  |  G  |
1. Is it a kind of a drea  -  eam
    Em                  C     G  |  G  |
   Float-ing out on the ti - ide
    D                         G          C
   Fol-low-ing the river of death down-stream
       Am7       D
   Oh, is it a dream?

 D7           G                C   G
2. There's a fog a-long the ho-ri-zon
       Em                 C    G  |  G  |
   A strange glow in the sky - y
       D                        G       C
   And no-bo-dy seems to know where you go
                     B
   And what does it mean?
 C#dim7   G     D7        G
   Oh  -  oh___ Is it a dream?

               Bm      C             D7
Chorus: Bright eyes__ Burn-ing like fire
               Bm     C                     Am  |  Am  |
        Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
        B7           Em          D7        G
        How can the light that burned so bright-ly
         C                 Am
        Sud-den-ly burn so pale?
          D7    G  |  G  |  Em  |  Em  |  C  |  C  |
        Bright eyes

   G                  C     G  |  G  |
3. Is it a kind of a sha - dow
    Em                C     G  |  G  |
   Reach-ing into the ni - ight
    D                     G       C
   Wan-de-ring over the hills un-seen
       Am7       D     |   D7   |
   Or, is it a dream?

              G                C      G
4. There's a high wind in the tree - ees
      Em               C    G  |  G  |
   A cold sound in the a - air
       D                    G       C
   And no-bo-dy ever knows when you go
                      B
   And where do you start?
 C#dim7   G    D7         G
   Oh  -  oh__ In-to the dark

               Bm      C             D7
Chorus: Bright eyes__ Burn-ing like fire
               Bm     C                     Am  |  Am  |
        Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
        B7           Em          D7        G
        How can the light that burned so bright-ly
         C                 Am
        Sud-den-ly burn so pale?
          D7    G  |  G  | 
        Bright eyes

               Bm      C             D7
Chorus: Bright eyes__ Burn-ing like fire
               Bm     C                     Am  |  Am  |
        Bright eyes, how can you close and fail?
        B7           Em          D7        G
        How can the light that burned so bright-ly
         C                 Am
        Sud-den-ly burn so pale?
          D7    G  |  G  |  G  |  G  |
        Bright eyes...

G Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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