Brown Eyed Girl

by Van Morrison

from the album One Particular Harbour


Lyrics

Hey, where did we go?
Days when the rains came
Down in a hollow
Playin’ a new game

Laughin’ and a runnin’
Skippin’ and a jumpin’
In the misty mornin’ fog
With our hearts a thumpin’
It was you, my brown eyed girl
You, my brown eyed girl

Now what ever happened
Tuesday is oh so slow
Goin’ down the old mine
With a transistor radio

Standin’ in a sunlit lane
Hidin’ ‘hind a rainbow’s wall
Slippin’ and a slidin’
All along the waterfall
It was you, my brown eyed girl
You, my brown eyed girl

Do you remember when
We used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la ti da
Sha la la la la la la la la la la ti da

So hard to find my way
Now that I’m on my own
Thought about it just the other day
My, where’s the time all gone

Can’t remember back then Lord
Sometimes I’m overcome thinkin’ ’bout
Makin’ love in the green grass
Behind the stadium
With you, my brown eyed girl
Do you remember when
We used to sing
Sha la la la la la la la la la la ti da

Jimmy’s Note:

This has been one of my favorite songs since the early days in New Orleans when it was first a hit. Rumor had it that Van Morrison was a student at LSU and the stadium in the song was Tiger Stadium. Van’s supposed attendance at LSU has been proven untrue, but the song is a summertime anthem. Our addition to this anthem is the great steel drum arrangement written by Robert Greenidge. He thought Van Morrison was from Trinidad and wrote it about the soccer field in Port of Spain. That Van sure got around.