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VP_007793 Verse 1A rich city maiden, with eyes of brown, Loved a lad who had come from a distant town; But he knew a maiden with eyes of blue, And he could not choose between the two; Now they did not know which he loved the best, So then both agreed his love, to test, That's why when they met on one summer's day, They wrote him a letter which read this way. Chorus 1Eyes of blue, eyes of brown, Which do you love the best, One pair is owned by a girl in town, In satins and silks she's dressed; The others, belong to a country maid Who wears but a gingham gown. Now which do you choose Which will win, which will lose, Eyes of blue or eyes of brown? Verse 2The lad, when he read of the eyes of brown, Saw a glimpse of a mansion and wealth in town; But then when he pictured the eyes of blue, He thought of a heart, so good and true; Just four little words I will write, he said, And quick on its way, his letter sped. Then one little maid slyly said, "I knew", The answer he sent read, "Two eyes of blue."
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Costen; Sterling, Andrew B; and Starmer, "Eyes Of Blue, Eyes Of Brown" (1901). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 2094.