The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

Beautiful, Beautiful Brown Eyes

Cat. #0520 (MFH #63) - As sung by Mrs. Louise Williams, Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1960

VERSE 1
For seven long years I've been married
I wished I had lived an old maid
My husband he drinks an' he gambles
An' he won't work at his trade

CHORUS:
Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes
Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes
Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes
I'll never love blue eyes no more

VERSE 2
He promised me when we were married
He'd dress me all stylish an' gay
An' every night in th winter
He'd take me to a ball or some place

VERSE 3
Way down in th barnyard
My Daddy smokes his ole cob pipe
No one to call him honey
No one to kiss him, goodnight

VERSE 4
Once I had a fine auto
That I was proud to call mine
But now the casings are all worn out
An' the headlights refuse to shine

VERSE 5
Down through th barroom he staggered
An' he fell down by th door
Th very last words that he uttered
I'll never get drunk anymore