Beautiful Brown Eyes

DESCRIPTION: Man (?) praises "beautiful brown eyes"; he'll never see blue eyes again. Woman says she loves Willie; they were to be married tomorrow, but liquor kept them apart. Man falls on the floor, vows not to drink any more. Woman, married, wishes she were single
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: love marriage drink
FOUND IN: US(So) Can(West)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
[Randolph 319, "Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes" -- deleted in the second printing]
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 270-271, "Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's )
Silber-FSWB, p. 230, "Beautiful Brown Eyes" (1 text)

Bill Cox, "Brown Eyes" (Melotone M-13058, 1934)
Stanley G. Triggs, "Brown Eyes" (on Triggs1)

NOTES [50 words]: This song is a mish-mosh; it sounds like four verses (from separate songs) were scotch-taped together. The voice seems to switch from male to female; the marital status switches from betrothed to seven-years-married. A mess. - PJS
Wonder if that has anything to do with its success in bluegrass? :-) - RBW
File: FSWB230

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