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Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry
Recording sessions
1966 August 26: New York RCA
Arrested on charges of unemployment
He was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the district attorney
She said free that brown eyed man
If you want your job you'd better free that brown eyed man

Flying ‘cross the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking ‘cross the sand
She'd been a-walking thirty miles en route to Bombay
To meet a brown eyed handsome man
Her destination was a brown eyed handsome man

Way back in history 3000 years
In fact ever since the world began
There's been a whole lot of good women
Shedding tears over a brown eyed handsome man
It's a lot of trouble with a brown eyed handsome man

A beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
Her mother told her daughter
Darling go out and find yourself a brown eyed handsome man
Just like your daddy he's a brown eyed handsome man

Milo Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
She lost both her arms in a wrestling match
To meet a brown eyed handsome man
She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man

Two three the count with nobody on
He hit a high fly into the stand
Round the third he was headed for home
It was a brown eyed handsome man
That won the game it was a brown eyed handsome man
That won the game it was a brown eyed handsome man

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)