|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
|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)