Brown Eyed Girl chords

by Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl was written by Van Morrison. It was recorded on March 28, 1967 and released June, 1967 from the album, Blowin' Your Mind.
Music: Key of G Major in 4/4 time at approx. 148 bpm (♩)
Chords: G, C, D, Em
Van Morrison

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.
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Van Morrison
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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