Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Chuck Berry Lyrics

Arrested on charges of unemployment
He was sitting in the witness stand
The judge's wife called up the district attorney
She said, "free that brown eyed man
If you want your job, you better free that brown eyed man"

Flyin' across the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking 'cross the sand
She been 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, 3000 years
In fact, ever since the world began
There's been a whole lotta good women sheddin' tear
Over a brown eyed handsome man
It's a lot of trouble with a brown eyed handsome man

Beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
Her mother told her, "darling, go out and find
Yourself a brown eyed handsome man
Just like your daddy, he's a brown eyed handsome man"

Marlo Venus was a beautiful lass
She had the world in the palm of her hand
She lost both her arms in a wrestling match
To meet a brown eyed handsome man
She fought and won herself a brown eyed handsome man

Two, three the count, with nobody on
He hit a high fly into the stand
Rounded third, he was headed for home
It was a brown eyed handsome man
That won the game, it was a brown eyed handsome man

Written by: Chuck Berry

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Keith Richards handles the intro to this and sounds JUST like Chuck. Robert Cray's lead on this is awesome too. These guys are living legends. The kids wanting to play guitar should listen to this to understand where it all came from. I mean the simple-sounding chords are not that simple to play. I grew up with hard rock like Zeppelin, AC/DC, Maiden, etc... and that is what as a band we would play, then I got interested in the blues and went back, listened to this and WOW!


One of the best versions ever and I love when Chuck fill in with his guitar. It is so nice. They are two great artists!

Winston Smith

Chuck was on fire. Robert is a mellow dude, perfect complement to Chuck.

Sabrina Freeman


bill carpenter

You know you're cool when Buddy Holly covers YOUR song.

Zach Perkins Official ElvisMJPrince Tribute Artists

@Kev Dean actually Elvis Presley is but Chuck is great too

Kev Dean

You know you're cool when every rock band that has ever existed has covered at least one of your songs from the Beatles, Stones, Elvis, AC/DC Iron Maiden everyone that has ever played in a band. Chuck is the King of Rock and roll!!!

Adelle Gautier

Rest in peace brown-eyed handsome man.

Dee J'ann E Mei & Urff Nicht

love the nice funky mambo way their swinging the groove their!
having said that i loved the way, on chucks original that the double bass player slapped it!

v.k. Venkov

As late as the 1960 sportscasters in the US (and Japan) were still using the strikes/balls format. The switch to balls/strikes came somewhat later.

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