Brown Eyed Girl chords & lyrics

by Van Morrison

  • Brown Eyed Girl was written by Van Morrison.
  • Recorded: March 28, 1967
  • Released: June, 1967
  • Album: Blowin' Your Mind.
  • Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at approx. 148 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: G, C, D, Em

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

Intro: 4/4 
     |  G  |  C  |  G  |  D  |  G  |  C  |  G  |  D  |                  

  G              C       G                   D               
1. Hey where did we go___ On days when the rains came
  G             C        G            D        
   Down in the hol-low___ Play-in' a new game
  G                 C                   G               D        
   Laugh-in' and a run-nin' hey hey___ Skip-pin' and a jump-in'
  G               C                  G      D                     C 
   In the mis-ty morn-in’ fog with___ Our hearts a thump-in' and you
  D               G  | Em  |  C       D             G  |  D  |
   My brown-eyed girl___       You my-y brown-eyed girl 

  G            C          G                D        
2. What-ev-er hap-pened___ To Tues-day and so slow
  G                C                G              D        
   Goin' down the old mine with a___ Tran-sis-tor rad-i-o
  G                  C                    G                   D        
   Stand-in' in the sun-light laugh-in'___ Hid-in' be-hind a rain-bow’s wall
  G                 C         G               D                 C
   Slip-pin' and a slid-in'___ All a-long the wa-ter-fall with you
  D               G  | Em  |  C       D             G     
   My brown-eyed girl___       You my-y brown-eyed girl 

       D                                      G 
Chorus: Do you re-mem-ber when___ We used to sing
                  C              G              D
        Sha la la la la la la___ La la la la te da (Just  like  that)
       G          C              G              D            G
        Sha la la la la la la___ La la la la te da___ La te (da)...


Instr: ||  G  |  G  |  G  |  G  ||  G  |  C  |  G  |  D  ||
          (da)

  G            C            G              D        
3. So hard to find my way___ Now that I'm all on my own
  G                   C            G        D        
   I saw you just the o-ther day___ My how you have grown
  G                 C                G                      D        
   Cast my mem'-ry back there Lord___ Some-times I'm o-ver-come think-in' about it
  G                      C           G             D              C
   Mak-in’ love in the green grass___ Be-hind the sta-di-um with you
  D               G  | Em  |  C       D             G     
   My brown-eyed girl___       You my-y brown-eyed girl               

       D                                      G 
Chorus: Do you re-mem-ber when___ We used to sing
                  C              G              D
        Sha la la la la la la___ La la la la te da 
       G          C              G              D          
        Sha la la la la la la___ La la la la te da
       G          C              G              D
        Sha la la la la la la___ La la la la te da  ... fade out

G Major

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4 : Notes played
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            G                   C                   D                  Em 
    e |---|---|-3-|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|-2-|---|     e |---|---|---|
    B |---|---|---|     B |-1-|---|---|     B |---|---|-3-|     B |---|---|---|
    G |---|---|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-1-|---|     G |---|---|---|
    D |---|---|---|     D |---|-2-|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|-2-|---|
    A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|-3-|     A |---|---|---|     A |---|-1-|---|
    E |---|---|-2-|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          G                   C                   D                  Em
    |-3-|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|-2-|---| e     |---|---|---| e
    |---|---|---| B     |---|---|-1-| B     |-3-|---|---| B     |---|---|---| B
    |---|---|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-1-|---| G     |---|---|---| G
    |---|---|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|-2-|---| D
    |---|-1-|---| A     |-3-|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A     |---|-1-|---| A
    |-2-|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets

Notes

  • Level Of Ease: Easy
  • Ideal for Beginners: All easy chords to play which are all included in the beginners' chord list, and are freely available as pdf files for reference material and personal use.
  • Song Key: G Major (1 sharps - F#)
  • Tempo: a lively tempo of around 148 bpm.
  • During the instrumental section in the middle of the song, it is mainly bass, drums and tambourine. The chords have been included just in case you want to play along - they come in handy if you are playing solo.
  • If you do play along with the bass and drums during the instrumental, pick out the bass and copy it... sounds very effective with the bass and guitar in unison.
  • This song is pretty straight forward. An excellent song for beginners... enjoy.
Van Morrison

Born: George Ivan Morrison on 31st August 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland - a.k.a. The Belfast Boy

Career: Singer, songwriter, musician

Instruments: Vocals, guitar, harmonica, saxophones, keyboards, drums, tambourine, ukulele

Active Years: 1958 – present

Music Styles: Rock, blues, rhythm and blues, folk, blue-eyed soul, Celtic, rock and roll, jazz, pop, soft rock, country, skiffle, gospel

Associations: Them, Mark Knopfler

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