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Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue?
Words by Alfred Bryan, Music by George W. Meyer - 1925
Nick Lucas recording charted at #2 in January 1926
G F9 G F9
G                G+ E7 Am E7
Am G9 Am G9
A7 - D7 -
G Ddim D7 -
G Eb7 A7 -
D7 -                 D+ G B7             Em
A7 - D7 -
G Ddim D7 -
G7 -                 G+ C -
- - - Cm
G -                 G7 A7 Gdim
G Ddim E7 -
Am            Ddim D7 G -    (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Teardrops in the light, in your eyes so bright,
Just like raindrops in the windowpane.
When your eyes are blue, something's wrong with you,
Let me kiss the lovelight back again.
Brown eyes, why are you blue?
Brown eyes, what can I do?
Don't keep the sunshine out of your eyes,
Say, if you are wise, you'll stop your crying.
Brown eyes, look up and smile,
Smiling is always in style.
Tears only add to your blues and troubles,
Troubles will float away just like bubbles,
You know, honest and true,
Brown eyes should never be blue.
Listen to Eddie Peabody perform "Brown Eyes, Why Are You Blue (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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