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Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

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Brown Eyed Girl Ukulele Chords - Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl Ukulele Chords – Van Morrison. The chords used in this song are G, C, Emin, D, and D7. Change the key of the song for FREE, as needed.

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Brown Eyed Girl Ukulele Chords – Van Morrison

VERSE 1:
GHey, where did Cwe go?GDays when the Drains cameGDown in the ChollowGPlayin’ a Dnew gameGLaughin’ and a-Crunnin’, hey, heyGSkippin’ and a-Djumpin’GIn the misty Cmorning fog withGOur, our Dhearts a-thumping and Cyou
DMy brown-eyed Ggirl Emin  CAnd you, Dmy brown-eyed Ggirl     D7 
VERSE 2:
GAnd whatever ChappenedGTo Tuesday and Dso slow?GGoing down the Cold mine with aGTransistor DradioGStanding in the Csunlight laughingGHiding ‘hind a Drainbow’s wallGSlipping and CslidingGAll along the Dwaterfall with Cyou
DMy brown-eyed Ggirl     Emin  CYou, my Dbrown-eyed Ggirl
CHORUS 1:
D7Do you remember when we used to sing?GSha-la-la, Cla-la, la-la, Gla-la, la-la tee-DdaJust like thatGSha-la-la, Cla-la, la-la, Gla-la, la-la tee-Dda, la-tee-Gda
VERSE 3:
GSo hard to Cfind my wayGNow that I’m all Don my ownGI saw you just the Cother dayGMy, how Dyou have grownGCast my memory Cback there, LordGSometimes I’m Dovercome thinking ’bout itGMaking love in the Cgreen grassGBehind the stadium with Cyou
DMy brown-eyed Ggirl   Emin   CYou, my Dbrown-eyed Ggirl
CHORUS 2:
D7Do you remember when we used to sing?GSha-la-la, Cla-la, la-la, Gla-la, la-la tee-DdaJust like thatGSha-la-la, Cla-la, la-la, Gla-la, la-la tee-Dda, la-tee-Gda.
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Brown Eyed Girl History

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison is a quintessential feel-good song that has captured the hearts of listeners since its release in 1967. This track is one of Morrison’s most iconic songs, embodying the carefree vibe of the late 60s with its catchy, upbeat melody and nostalgic lyrics. The song tells a story of young love and joyful reminiscences, set to a lively blend of pop and rock with elements of folk, making it a staple on classic rock and oldies playlists.

The musical arrangement of “Brown Eyed Girl” features a jangly guitar, a bouncy rhythm, and bright backing vocals that enhance the song’s cheerful mood. The signature hook, “sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-de-da,” is instantly recognizable and often sung along by fans, contributing to the song’s enduring popularity. Morrison’s expressive vocal delivery perfectly captures the spirit of youthful exuberance and romantic nostalgia that the lyrics convey.

Upon its release, “Brown Eyed Girl” quickly became a commercial success, marking an important moment in Van Morrison’s solo career after his departure from Them. Although it initially reached only number 10 on the Billboard charts, the song has grown in stature over the years, becoming one of the most played and covered songs in rock music history.

“Brown Eyed Girl” is often categorized within the genres of blue-eyed soul and classic rock, illustrating Morrison’s ability to blend soulful sensibilities with rock and roll energy. Its straightforward, engaging composition and universal theme of lost love have allowed it to resonate with multiple generations of listeners, making it a timeless piece that feels as fresh and relevant today as it did over fifty years ago.

The song’s impact extends beyond its melody and lyrics; it is a cultural touchstone that evokes a particular time and place while celebrating the universal joy of music and memory. “Brown Eyed Girl” remains a beloved classic, showcasing Van Morrison’s songwriting talent and unique vocal style, and continues to bring joy to listeners around the world.

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