Brown Eyed Girl Chords and Lyrics by Van Morrison – Easy version

The Brown Eyed Girl chords are something every guitarist should know. This timeless classic is fun for beginner guitarist and experts alike.

Brown eyed girl chords

Van Morrison penned a classic in 1967 when he wrote these Brown Eyed Girl chords. Still popular to this day, and still great fun to learn to play for any guitarist.

It only uses five chords, so not the easiest song on our list of 100 easy guitar songs. But a good test for guitarists who are beyond the complete beginner stage. Look out for the D7 chord, which isn’t too hard to play, but likely a new one for your repertoire.

The other four chords are all in our list of 8 chords every beginner should know.

To play the guitar part as heard on the record is intermediate level, but what I have provided here is a simpler version with just the chords for someone to strum the song with.

Brown Eyed Girl Chords

G chord guitar
C chord guitar
D chord guitar
Em chord guitar
D7 chord guitar

Brown Eyed Girl Chord Chart

[Intro]
G   C   G   D
G   C   G   D
 
[Verse 1]
G                            C          G                          D
   Hey where did we go,   days when the rains came
G                         C          G               D
   Down in the hollow,   playin' a new game
G                             C                          G                          D
   Laughin' and a-runnin' hey, hey,   skippin’ and a-jumpin’
G                       C                           G             D                                  C
   In the misty mornin' fog with,   ah, our hearts thumpin' and you
D                G               Em   C                   D                     G      D7
   My brown-eyed girl,           you’re my brown-eyed girl
 
[Verse 2]
G                           C                G                            D
   And whatever happened,  to Tuesday and so slow
G                            C                         G                  D
   Goin’ down the old mine with a   transistor radio
G                           C                             G                         D
   Standin’ in the sunlight laughin’,   hidin’ behind a rainbow's wall
G                          C           G                    D                           C
   Slippin’ and a-slidin’   all along the waterfall with you
D                             G     Em   C               D                    G
   My brown-eyed girl,        you’re my brown-eyed girl
 
[Chorus]
D7
   Do you remember when we used to sing
G                  C                   G           D
 Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da (just like that)
G                   C                  G          D              G
  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da, la te da
 
[Bass Solo]
G   C   G   D
 
[Verse 3]
G                    C                     G                            D
   So hard to find my way,   now that I'm all on my own
G                     C                            G               D
   I saw you just the other day,   my, how you have grown
G                                 C                             G                       D
   Cast my memory back there, Lord,   sometimes I'm overcome thinkin’ about
G                                  C                   G                   D                     C
   Makin’ love in the green grass,   behind the stadium with you
D                            G     Em   C                       D                   G
   My brown-eyed girl,            a-you’re my brown-eyed girl
 
[Chorus]
D7
   Do you remember when we used to sing
G                  C                   G           D
  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
G                  C                   G           D
  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
G                  C                   G           D
  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
G                  C                   G           D
  Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da
 
(fade out)

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