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Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chords

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Kraziekhat 78,060
This song is on Buddy Holly's 'Reminiscing' Album
released in 1963 and it hit the top 5 in the UK.
 Chuck Berry wrote & recorded BHM in 1956 and hit the charts
with it in 1957. 
 That same year Buddy Holly did a 'cover' version of BHM.
 I've seen Chuck Berry play this in Key of Eb...Waylon Jennings
did it Key of D...Buddy Holly in E. And everybody has a different intro..
so pick what you like. KK.
#1.
E
Arrested on charges of unemployment 

he was sitting in the witness stand.
                               A
The judge's wife called up the District Attorney 
     B                    E
said free that brown eyed man..
E                            D                    E
You want your job you better free that brown eyed man.

#2.
E
Flying across the desert in a TWA 

I saw a woman walking across the sand.
                              A
She been walkin' thirty miles en route to Bombay
           B                   E
to reach a brown eyed handsome man.. 
E                     D                   E
Her destination was a brown eyed handsome man. 

#3.
E
Way back in history three thousand years,

back ever since the world began.
                                       A 
There's been a whole lot of good women shedding tears 
      B                   E
for a brown eyed handsome man..
E                       D                   E
A lot of trouble..was a brown eyed handsome man.

#4.
E
The beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind 

between a doctor and a lawyer man. 
                               A
Her mother told her darling go out and find, yourself 
  B                   E
a brown eyed handsome man..
E                            D                   E
That's what your daddy is..a brown eyed handsome man. 

#5.
E
Milo Venus was a beautiful lass,
              
she had the world in the palm of her hand.
                                A
But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match,
         B                   E
to win a brown eyed handsome man..
E                            D                   E
She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man. 

#6.
E
Well, two, three..the count, with nobody on,
 
he hit a high fly into the stand.
                      A
Rounding third he was headed for home,
         B                   E
it was a brown eyed handsome man..
E                           D                   E
That won the game..it was a brown eyed handsome man.


A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.






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shaun75 53 wrote on February 5 2009, 01:25 pm

Cheers,Kraziekhat, i really appreciate that.
Could you tell me the chord solo that follows verse 3 (at 50 seconds)

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beatboy65 2,702 wrote on January 2 2016, 12:45 pm

E B A E
You want your job you better free that brown eyed man.

the only D is in the solo.

the only version I've come across that has a D in this line of the verse is the Waylon Jennings cover-- which also has a different tune!

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