One[D] summer evening drunk to hell I[Em] sat there nearly[G] lifeless,
An[D] old man in the corner sang where the[G] water lilies[Em] grow,
And[D] on the juke box Johnny sang[Em] about a thing called[G] love,
And it's[D] how are you[Em] kid,[G]whats your[D] name,
And[G] how would you bloody[Em] know.
In[D] blood and death 'neath the screaming sky,
I[Em] lay down on the[G] ground,
And the[D] arms and legs of other men,
Were[G] scattered all a[Em]round,
Some[D] cursed some prayed some[G] prayed then [D]cursed,
Then[G] prayed and bled some[Em] more,
And the[D] only thing that[Em] I could[G] see,
Was a[D] pair of brown[Em] eyes that were[G] looking at [D]me,
But when we got[Em] back labelled[G] parts one to[D] three,
There was no[Em] pair of brown eyes[G] lookin at[D] me.
And a rovin'a[Em] rovin'a[G] rovin'I'll[D] go,
For a[G] pair of brown[Em] eyes.
I looked at him he looked at me,all I could do was hate him,
While Ray and Philomena sang of my elusive dreams,
I saw the streams the rolling hils,where his brown eyes were waiting,
And I thought about a pair of brown eyes that waited once for me.
So drunk to hell I left the place sometimes crawling sometimes walking,
A hungry sound came across the breeze so I gave the walls a talking.
And I heard the sound of long ago,from the old canal,
And the birds were whistling in the trees,
Where the wind was gently laughing.
And[D] a rovin,a[Em] rovin a[G] rovin I'll[D] go for a[G] pair of brown[D] eyes,
For a[G] pair of brown[D] eyes.