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Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl lyric meanings and song facts

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This was originally called "Brown Skinned Girl," and was about an interracial relationship. Morrison changed it to "Brown Eyed Girl" to make it more palatable for radio stations. Some stations banned it anyway for the line, "Making love in the green grass."
Morrison originally released this on the album Blowin' Your Mind, and later on T.B. Sheets.
In the third verse, the line "Making love in the green grass" was overdubbed with a line from the first verse, "Laughinã and a-runninã" to make it more radio-friendly. The 1990 Best Of Van Morrison CD released the censored version, apparently by someone unaware that there were two versions. (thanks, Jesse - Mesa, AZ, for above 3)
This was Morrison's first release as a solo artist. He was previously with the group Them.
This was a hit during the "Summer Of Love," when hippie culture bloomed in the US.
Jimmy Buffett recorded this for his album One Particular Harbour. (thanks, Jen - Boulder, CO)

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