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#dim

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#dim    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#dim    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

Red numbers: Finger positions/notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Guitarist
          G                C               Em                 D               D7             C#dim
   e|---|---|-3-|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|---|---|   e|---|-2-|---|   e|---|-3-|---|   e|---|---|-4-|
   B|---|---|---|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|---|---|   B|---|---|-3-|   B|-1-|---|---|   B|---|-2-|---|
   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|---|---|   G|---|-1-|---|   G|---|-2-|---|   G|---|---|-3-|
   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|-2-|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|---|---|   D|---|-1-|---|
   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|-3-|   A|---|-1-|---|   A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x  A|---|---|---|x
   E|---|---|-2-|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|   E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x  E|---|---|---|x
Frets 1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3        1   2   3 

          Am                 Am7                 B7                 B                  Bm
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|---|---|     e|---|-4-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|-4-|     B|-1-|-2-|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|-3-|---|     G|-1-|---|-3-|     G|-1-|---|-4-|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|-2-|---|     D|-1-|---|---|     D|-1-|---|-2-|     D|-1-|---|-3-|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|-1-|---|---|     A|-1-|---|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          2   3   4          2   3   4


Left-Handed Guitarist 
          G                C               Em                 D               D7             C#dim
    |-3-|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|---|---|e   |---|-2-|---|e   |---|-3-|---|e   |-4-|---|---|e
    |---|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|---|---|B   |-3-|---|---|B   |---|---|-1-|B   |---|-2-|---|B
    |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|---|---|G   |---|-1-|---|G   |---|-2-|---|G   |-3-|---|---|G
    |---|---|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|-2-|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|---|---|D   |---|-1-|---|D
    |---|-1-|---|A   |-3-|---|---|A   |---|-1-|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A  x|---|---|---|A
    |-2-|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E   |---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E  x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1        3   2   1  Frets

         Am                 Am7                 B7                 B                 Bm
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|---|e     |---|-4-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |-4-|---|-1-|B     |---|-2-|-1-|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|-3-|---|G     |-3-|---|-1-|G     |-4-|---|-1-|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|-1-|D     |-2-|---|-1-|D     |-3-|---|-1-|D
    |---|---|---|A     |---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|---|-1-|A     |---|---|-1-|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          4   3   2          4   3   2   Frets
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