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"Brown Eyes"

As recorded by Woody Guthrie

Available on Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs (SF 40007)

In the following text, the refrain is indicated in italics.
This is repeated after each verse.

Those brown eyes I (been) love so well
Those brown eyes I been long to see
How I long for those brown eyes
Strangers they have grown to be

Just a year ago today
When my brown eyes went away
Up in heaven I long to be
Where a brown-eyed angel waits for me

Last night I passed her on the street
I bowed my head 'cause I could not speak
Nother man was at her side
Soon I thought she'd be his bride

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