Brown Eyed Girl chords

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
  • Guitar Tab for the Intro - below.

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

Guitar Tab - Intro
Van Morrison

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
                G     C     G     D 
Intro: 4/4  ‖:     |     |     |    :‖ 

 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)...

           G                       G     C     G     D
Instr: ‖ (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

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords on frets & strings
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes / player preference only
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings    R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string     B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

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.
  • The instrumental section in the middle of the song 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
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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