Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

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Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl

British Rock

Van Morrison wrote and recorded the song in 1967. It was released on his 1967 album Blowin’ Your Mind! He also released it as a single, backed with “Goodbye Baby,”and it went to #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It became a signature song for him and a staple on classic rock radio stations. It’s also a Hot Ringtone.  On the track were Eric Gale, Hugh McCracker, and Al Gorgoni on guitar. There were also Russ Savakus on bass, Paul Griffin on piano, and Gary Chester on drums.

Back in the day, the lyrics were a bit suggestive for some radio stations. They replaced the line “makin’ love in the green grass” with “laughin’ and a runnin’,  hey hey.” My how times change…

The song has also been covered by numerous artists, including Iain Matthews, Jimmy Buffett, Adele, Billy Ray Cyrus, Johnny Rivers, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Lagwagon, Joe Stampley, and many more.

Van Morrison has been knighted, and is Sir George Ivan Morrison. He continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison:

Hey where did we go
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow
Playin’ a new game
Laughin’ and a runnin’ hey, hey
Skippin’ and a jumpin’
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin’ and you
My brown eyed girl
You’re my brown eyed girl

Whatever happened
To Tuesday and so slow
Goin’ down the old mine
With a transistor radio
Standin’ in the sunlight laughin’
Hiding behind a rainbow’s wall
Slippin’ and a slidin’
All along the water fall, with you
My brown eyed girl
You’re my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
Just like that
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da

So hard to find my way
Now that I’m all on my own
I saw you just the other day
My how you have grown
Cast my memory back there, Lord
Sometime I’m overcome thinkin’ ’bout
Makin’ love in the green grass
Behind the stadium with you
My brown eyed girl
You’re my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when we used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (lying in the green grass)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (bit, bit, bit, bit, bit, bit)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (sha la la la la la)
Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da

For another song by Van Morrison: “Moondance.”

If you are interested in an album of Van Morrison’s music, please click on the photo below:

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The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison.

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