Brown Eyed Girl

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Brown Eyed Girl is a traditional TIP song by Van Morrison played at most dances. It is especially associated with TIP because of it's nostalgic references to young love.

Lyrics

Hey where did we go/ Days when the rains came/ Down in the hollow/ Playin' a new game/ Laughing and a running hey, hey/ Skipping and a jumping/ In the misty morning fog with/ Our hearts a thumpin' and you/ My brown eyed girl/ You my brown eyed girl.

Whatever happened/ To Tuesday and so slow/ Going down the old mine/ With a transistor radio / Standing in the sunlight laughing/ Hiding behind a rainbow's wall/ Slipping and sliding/ All along the water fall, with you/ My brown eyed girl/ You my brown eyed girl/

Do you remember when we used to sing/ Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da

So hard to find my way/ Now that I'm all on my own/ I saw you just the other day/ My how you have grown/ Cast my memory back there, Lord/ Sometime I'm overcome thinking 'bout/ Making love in the green grass/ Behind the stadium with you/ My brown eyed girl/ You my brown eyed girl/

Do you remember when we used to sing/ Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da.

Status in the Official TIP Songs

Brown Eyed Girl is generally considered an "all campus" TIP song, and should, based on normal dance rules, be played at every dance. However, some campuses (ahem, UGA) do not always play it. It is not played at Austin College. The Main Duke Campuses are sure to have Brown Eyed girl on the playlist every dance, and it is generally played towards the beginning of the dance when the sun is still out.