Rivers, Johnny - Brown Eyed Handsome Man Lyrics

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

Way back in history, three thousand years back
Every since the world began
There's been a whole lot of good women shed a tear
For a brown-eyed handsome man
That's what the trouble was: brown-eyed handsome man

Flying across the desert in a TWA
I saw a woman walking across the sand
She been a-walkin' thirty miles en route to Bombay
To get a brown-eyed handsome man
Her destination was a brown-eyed handsome man

Milo 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 get brown-eyed handsome man
She fought and won herself a brown-eyed handsome man

Beautiful daughter couldn't make up her mind
Between a doctor and a lawyer man
Her mother told her: Daughter, go out and find yourself
A brown eyed handsome man
That's what your daddy is: a brown-eyed handsome man

Way back in history, three thousand years
Back every since the world began
There's been a whole lot of good women shed a tear
For a brown-eyed handsome man
That's what the trouble was: brown-eyed handsome man

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

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  1. Faby Bobadilla

    Te esperamos en Argentina.

  2. susy perez

    què maravillosa música, si habrè bailado, y bailo cuando la escucho,  jajajaja, hasta que el esqueleto me dè para hacerlo!!

  3. Glenn Lego

    The bass player sounds slightly out of tune.

  4. Glenn Lego

    The reference to TWA sure dates this song. TWA went bankrupt in the past 20 years.

  5. Glenn Lego

    This song is very similar to "Centerfield" by John Fogarty. Check out the last verse especially.

    Steve Harrod

    Yep ..rounding third and heading for home . Lyrics pulled from this song. Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly also did a killer job


    Yes, Chuck Berry wrote this song. Johnny Rivers covered many Chuck Berry songs.

  6. Alicia Ferraro

    Si habré bailado estos temas. Lo mejor de mí adolescencia. ❤

  7. Ruth Boykin

    Love this song, cause I love a brown eyed handsome man!

  8. Vandotavares Tavares

    Johnny Rivers , sencasional , único voz inconfundível

  9. Bob Moslow

    you did a very nice job improving the audio quality. Unfortunately, this is also true for the intoxicated women in the background...what can you do? Thanks !...

    Glenn Lego

    You can also hear intoxicated people in the background on MEMPHIS

  10. Gary Robertson

    One of my all time favorite singers.

  11. Stella Ercolani

    Not you dear I like blue eyes..

  12. Renita Howlingwolf

    Johnny Rivers deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

    Jane Durrell

    He'll never be indicted due to how he treats and has treated people. Google him, his divorce, how he stole Elvis' song, etc. Rivers is the most permanently disgruntled, cranky and unpleasant man - with an EXPLOSIVE temper - than I've ever known and I've known a few. If you want to know what he's like just ask around Big Sur where he's owned about 200 acres surrounding Ventana resort since about 1967....locals will tell you what he's like....not beloved by any means. JR will never get it, blaming others always with no insight into self.

  13. Carol Garabedian

    Nice song.

  14. youtube-user

    Which bastard disliked this masterpiece?

    Glenn Lego

    Probably one of the drunks who were listening to the recording session at the night club.

    Jane Durrell

    Don't know but JR is entirely unlikable. Ask old-timers/locals around Big Sur if you want to know who he really is. It's not pretty


    SJB1975 Hate much. 2 post now. You probably have more. Your giving one side of the story. Now for the other.

  15. Tina Beck

    Nice song

  16. Evan Hodge

    Go Johnny go

  17. DEBBIE L


    Mario Escobedo

    DEBBIE L You look outstanding

  18. Coo Mason

    My destination is a blue-eyed handsome man. 😎

  19. Kathy Muncy

    One of the most talented, yet underrated, rockers of all time!

  20. Tommy Autry

    The absolute best !!!