Christy Moore - A Pair Of Brown Eyes Guitar Chords

Christy Moore

celtic, irish folk

Chords: D, Em, G
Christy Moore - A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Live at Vicar Street)

[Verse 1]

      D                            Em                G
One summer evening drunk to hell I sat there nearly lifeless,
      D                                 G             Em
An old man in the corner sang where the water lilies grow,
           D                      Em                G
And on the juke box Johnny sang about a thing called love,
  D        Em     G           Em      
How are you kid, what’s your name,
    G            Em
And what do you know.


[Verse 2]

    D
In blood and death 'neath the screaming sky,
   Em              G
I lay down on the ground,
    D
The arms and legs of other men,
      G            Em
Lay scattered all around,
      D                     G         D
Some cursed and prayed and prayed and cursed,
 Em            G          Em
And Then they prayed some more,
         D             Em       G
And the only thing that I could see,
       D       Em         G         D
Was a pair of brown eyes looking at me,

                 Em           G             D
But when we got back labelled parts one to three,
                     Em           G        D
There was no pair of brown eyes waitin’ for me.


[Chorus]

      Em       G         D
And a rovin' a rovin'  a rovin' I'll go,  x 3

      G            Em
For a pair of brown eyes.
      G             D
For a pair of brown eyes.
 

[Verse 3]

    D                                 Em             G  
I looked at him he looked at me, all I could do was hate him,
    D                           G          Em
While Ray and Philomena sang of my elusive dream,
   D                                           Em                   G 
I saw the streams and the rolling hills, where his brown eyes were waiting,
      Em       G       D        Em             D             Em
And I thought about a pair of brown eyes that waited once for me,
       G            D
That waited once for me.
  

[Verse 4]

    D                                         Em                G  
So drunk as hell I left that place sometimes walking sometimes crawling,
    D                                   G                    Em  
A hungry sound came on the breeze so I gave the walls a good talking.
    D                          Em          G  
I heard the sound of long ago, on the old canal,
         Em         G        D       G    
And the birds were whistling in the trees,
         Em       D       Em
And the wind was gently laughing.


[Chorus]

      Em       G         D
And a rovin' a rovin'  a rovin' I'll go,  x 3

      G            Em
For a pair of brown eyes.
      G             D
For a pair of brown eyes.

{Repeat to finish)

Thanks to 'Jooshjr81' for submitting the other version of this which I used as a base for this version.
I tried to get as close to the way it sounds when Christy plays it but please comment any errors / feedback

Thanks :)

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