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Songs of the West

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Those Brown Eyes

     I was quite certain that I learned "Those Brown Eyes" from a record by Woody Guthrie, but nowhere in my music media could I find a phonograph record or a reel-to reel tape or cassette of the song. I do know that I was singing the song by 1947. I have heard and found in song books several other versions that have a third verse that identifies the gentleman that disappoints the narrator as his sweetheart's brother and that his sweetheart eventually died before he discovered his identification error.

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One night the moon was hanging low,
Brown Eyes whispered she must go,
Not one minute could she wait,
She kissed my cheek and left my gate.

    Those Brown Eyes I love so well,
    Those Brown Eyes I long to see,
    How I long for those Brown Eyes,
    Strangers they have grown to be.

Last night I met her on the street,
I bowed my head I could not speak,
Another man was by her side,
I think soon she'll be his bride.