Brown-Eyed Handsome Man

Brown-Eyed Handsome Man

Escrita por Chuck Berry

Interpretada por Chuck Berry (Chess 1635, 1956)

La atracción por este tema de Chuck Berry fue lo suficientemente grande como para llevar a Buddy a grabarlo en dos ocasiones. Primero de forma casera en sus ensayos junto a Jerry Allison y, después, en los estudios de Clovis ya con Larry Welborn al contrabajo. En ambos casos en un corto intervalo de tiempo entre noviembre-diciembre de 1956 y enero de 1957. Tras la muerte de Holly, Norman Petty añadió el acompañamiento de The Fireballs a la versión registrada en su estudio, poniéndola en circulación en distintos formatos a partir de 1963. En el Reino Unido llegó al tercer puesto de las listas de éxitos, manteniéndose en ellas durante cuatro meses. Entró también en el Top 10 en Australia.

Oh, arrested on charges of unemployment

He was sitting in the witness stand

The judge's wife called up the district attorney

Said you free that brown eyed man

You want your job you better free

That brown eyed man

 

Flying across the desert in a TWA,

I saw a woman walking across the sand

She'd been a-walkin' 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 three thousand 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

A lot of trouble with a brown eyed handsome man

 

Well a beautiful a daughter couldn't make up her mind

Between a doctor and a lawyer man

Her mother told her, "Darlin' go out and find yourself

A brown eyed handsome man

That's what your daddy is a brown eyed handsome man"

 

Well the Milo de Venus was a beautiful lass

She had the world in the palm of her hand

But she lost both her arms in a wrestling match

To win a brown eyed handsome man

She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man

 

Well-a two, three the count with nobody on

He hit a high fly into the stands

A-rounding third he was a-heading for home

It was a brown eyed handsome man

That won the game it was a brown eyed handsome man