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The Everly Brothers

Ebony Eyes

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1957
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1933
  • 1958
  • 1957

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“Ebony Eyes” is a song written by John D. Loudermilk, recorded in 1961 by The Everly Brothers (b/w “Walk Right Back”), and reached #8 on the US charts. The lyrics tell a young man’s tragic story of losing his beloved fiancee in an airplane crash during the dark, long nighttime, which reminds him of her “ebony eyes”. The single, with reversed sides, reached #1 in the UK charts. The song was initially banned by the BBC as its lyrics were considered too upsetting to play on the radio. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ My beautiful ebony eyes

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More songs by The Everly Brothers (See Charts): You'Re My Girl, Bird Dog, Love Hurts, Let It Be Me, Stories We Could Tell, Gone, Gone, Gone, Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes, Be-Bop-A-Lula, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), and Temptation.

Popular in Rock (See Charts): Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway To Heaven, Beat It, Give In To Me, Wherever You Will Go, Stigmatized, Nothing'S Changed, Hotel California, Imagine, and Nothing Else Matters.

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