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  • Brown Eyed Girl

    Mike Cox posted on June 09, 2012 23:54

    Download the Lyrics and Chords

    We'll be playing along with the Ukulele Underground video! For the tutorial on how to play the riff, go here: http://ukuleleunderground.com/2014/05/uke-lesson-78-brown-eyed-girl/

    The song sheet has been formatted for the play-along! You can print out a copy for yourself, or you can just play along with the projected video at the jam. You choose!

    "Brown Eyed Girl" is a song by Northern Irish singer and songwriter Van Morrison. Written by Morrison and recorded in March 1967, it peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It featured the Sweet Inspirations singing back-up vocals and is considered to be Van Morrison's signature song.  "Brown Eyed Girl" has remained a staple on classic rock radio, and has been covered by hundreds of bands over the decades. The song's nostalgic lyrics about a former love were considered too suggestive at the time to be played on many radio stations. A radio-edit of the song was released which removed the lyrics "making love in the green grass", replacing them with "laughin' and a-runnin', hey hey" from a previous verse. This edited version appears on some copies of the compilation album The Best of Van Morrison. In November 2004, "Brown Eyed Girl" was ranked No. 110 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In January 2007, "Brown Eyed Girl" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was ranked as the 183rd greatest song of all time, as well as the 12th best song of 1967, by Acclaimed Music. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

    A video for this song:

    We'll be using this video:

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Comments

Bytown Ukulele Group
# Bytown Ukulele Group
Sunday, June 10, 2012 1:07 PM
Key of G is the key for me then.
Christopher Taylor
# Christopher Taylor
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:34 PM
Love the intro!
Bytown Ukulele Group
# Bytown Ukulele Group
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:42 PM
That intro is right up your alley Chris. I have version of the intro that I have been practicing in G. It is pretty easy but I still fumble it all the time.

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