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"Brown Eyes"

As recorded by Mr. Fred Painter

27 Sept 1941

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

One evening as the sun was taking o'er
My brown eyes whispered I must go
Not a moment could she wait
I kissed her then I left again

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

Again we met upon the street
I bowed my head for I could not speak
Another boy was by her side
And she intend to be his bride

And on one dark and gloomy day
They laid my own brown eyes away
Up in heaven where I long to be
A brown-eyed angel waits for me

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