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Ebony Eyes Lyrics

Artist: The Everly Brothers
Album: Ebony Eyes

On a weekend pass I wouldn't have had time
To get home and marry that baby of mine
So I went to the chaplain and he authorized
Me to send for my ebony eyes

My ebony eyes was coming to me
From out of the skies on Flight 1203
In an hour or two I would whisper "I do"
To my beautiful ebony eyes

SPOKEN
The plane was way overdue so I went inside to the airlines desk and I said "Sir, I
wonder why 1203 is so late?" He said "Aww, they probably took off late or they
may have run into some turbulent weather and had to alter their course." I went
back outside and I waited at the gate and I watched the beacon light from the
control tower as it whipped through the dark ebony skies as if it were searching for
(my ebony eyes.) And then came the announcement over the loudspeaker-
"Would those having relatives or friends on flight number 1203 please report to the
chapel across the street at once."

Then I felt a burning break deep inside
And I knew the heavenly ebony skies
Had taken my life's most wonderful prize
My beautiful ebony eyes

If I ever get to heaven I'll bet
The first angel I'll recognize
She'll smile at me and I know she will be
My beautiful ebony eyes
Comments/Interpretations
by Angel Lopez on 5/14/2008 8:54pm
As a young teenager, this was the song I loved the most. Thanks,
by anne on 5/30/2008 1:33pm
We would like to listen to this song!
by Rosalie on 6/5/2008 7:06pm
I heard this song for the first time recently and the harmony was so beautiful. I love it. The Everly Brothers are wonderful!
by Shinigami on 6/11/2008 3:07am
I cry when i hear this song for the 1st time...
by sri lanka guy on 6/19/2008 6:01am
a beautfull song that i ever heard im life it makes to bring me in to my past memories
by Teresa on 7/8/2008 2:45pm
this is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard
by Celine Roche on 7/21/2008 4:44pm
This is the song I used to listen 35 years ago and I still love to listen to the song over and over again!!
by by conrad perera on 7/24/2008 10:22am
As a young guy I used to listen to this song.It had touched my heart numerous times
by John Pénzes on 7/28/2008 4:03am
I remember, when i was young (1961) this song was a best in my favorits.
Thank You
by cheryl miller on 9/6/2008 11:33am
this is the song that was playing on the radio 43 yrs ago when I lost my fiance in a car accident. I survived , he didnt . when i hear or listen to it it brings back memories of the love i lost thank you it always brings me peace
by Peter deBullion on 12/15/2008 3:37pm
I joined the army in 1960 so was in the army when this song came out . It could have been my girl flying to marry me in North Africa and being killed on her way to me. So this song has always had a special meaning for me.I'm still married to the same girl now 2008
by Donna Jenkins on 12/20/2008 8:58pm
This is a wonderful song.I really do love this song. It is a beautiful song?
by Jean Norbert Augustin. on 1/7/2009 10:58am
The Everly Brothers have been among my favourites eversince I was a teenager — which is quite a long time ago! Their close harmonies are definitely among the very best I have ever heard and are alomost unparalleled (I also enjoy the Beach Boys' and the Louvin Brothers' close harmonies). "Ebony Eyes" is one of the most dramatic and poignant songs I've ever heard. The impressive number of singers having been killed in air crashes and the ever increasing number of crashes all contribute to make this song an evergreen. Whenever I listen to this song, I can't help feel a shiver go down my spine during the spoken section. The one doing it (be it Don or Phil)so artistically puts all his emotions in it while the other keeps "oo-oo-ing" in the background. Finally the song climaxes with the recognition of "Ebony Eyes" as the "first angel" — an ending that makes the song transcend time and space. Wonderful lyrics for a wonderful melody.
by kath hargreaves on 6/20/2009 5:18am
one of the best songs ever, still going strong after all these years,
by Asaji on 9/7/2009 7:51am
It is a lovely song
by Norma Johnson on 11/10/2009 5:58pm
I first heard this in Catterick Garrison when I was 17. I am now in my 60's and it still makes me cry. A beautiful song, beautifully sung. The Everley's were truly great.
by ebony eyes on 12/16/2009 7:28pm
this song i have been searching for a long time ago i love this song soooooo much thank you
by satan is real on 12/16/2009 7:32pm
did they have an album by this name
by Frank on 3/3/2010 5:05pm
I felt as if it really happend to me. All thesame i love the music.
by Chinedu of nigeria on 4/25/2010 6:07am
I used to play dis very music wen i was about 13yrs in 1997, i dnt even undastand d story. At early twenties on a very col evnin my dad was listnin to the music & i askd myself a very big question.sombody tel me is it real? It is beta imagined than to experience.
by brendan nelson on 5/7/2010 9:39pm
i loved this song back in the days when i was a dj it was a smoochi , and i still love it 2day
by Paul on 8/5/2010 4:10am
This song is so wonderfull.

I alway feel Raindrops coming...
by lydia on 9/25/2010 3:01pm
i cried the first time i heard this song and istill do.
by Eugene Rukaka on 12/3/2010 10:11am
I love the Everly Brothers Album. They are wonderful and inspiring.
by edward musonda on 2/14/2011 1:58am
i love this song, it was taught to me by my darling aunt. i have come to love this song from a young age to date. the masage is still fresh every day. it is my old feverit.
by Ajayi ebenezer ayo on 10/23/2011 4:06am
Dis just more dan imagination but an inspiration..i miss my loved ones
by Ajayi ebenezer ayo.. on 10/23/2011 10:07am
I beliv dis is not an imagination but an inspiration
by John Taylor on 12/21/2011 12:58am
What most people don't know is that this song is based on a real incident. This realy happened.
by Babalola Sunday Seyi on 1/27/2012 9:09am
I'm sure it is that ebony eye angel that gave them the inspiration cos it is only angels that sing like that.
by Xavier on 3/6/2012 7:20am
I love the these two brothers a lot and I love the way they express things in their wonderful songs.
by Mwaki on 3/13/2012 12:22pm
These are magnificient lyrics,masterfuly sung.
by Tullo on 3/18/2012 10:29am
Just paid attention to this song for the first time and I am hooked. Beautiful! Why doesn't anyone do stuff like this any more?
by uche on 5/3/2012 9:57am
This was the days when people sing songs with meaning and inspiration. Everly Brothers will still remain one of teh best.
by Arkansas Girl on 6/2/2012 6:47pm
I use to listen to this song as a little girl.Have not heard it in a very long time.Reading the lyrics now,I can hear the beautiful harmony of the Everly Brothers as if it was just yesterday not over 40 years ago.So beautiful!!!!
by Linda C on 7/2/2012 9:17am
Again and again even after the recent plane crash on Dana Air in Nigeria - Everly Brothers, you are just in the present when in actual fact this was done years back. What a very beautiful song dedicated to those gentle souls we just lost. This is one of the best songs for me.
by Eddie jnr on 7/5/2012 2:51pm
I'v been searching everywhere for the lyrics of this song.I used to here my dad sing this song when i was seven and its been over one decade now and i happen to fall in love with this song.It is a wonderful song wonderfully sung.
by Sam on 8/3/2012 6:04am
I first heard this song in December 1964 and today it still as beautiful and touching as it were forty-eight years ago. 08/03/2012
by J.A. Fanning on 1/5/2013 2:40am
In 1973, as I looked into the dark, bottomless eyes of revolutionary love, I was hauntingly reminded of a song from many years before, "Ebony Eyes".
by KH on 1/16/2013 3:45pm
I woke up with this song in my head, oddly. I haven't heard it in probably 45-45 years.
by Igwe Emmanuel from Sharon on 1/25/2013 12:09pm
I can't tell how i do feel when listening to this lovely song.
it's among the best i have ever had.
i wish to be like them but i have no one to help me financially.
can you be of help to me plsss?
by Igwe Emmanuel from Sharon on 1/25/2013 12:11pm
I can't tell how i do feel when listening to this lovely song.
it's among the best i have ever had.
i wish to be like them but i have no one to help me financially.
can you be of help to me plsss?
Emmanuel 07064579471
by joseph. on 6/27/2013 10:07am
i love this song so much, it makes think i shade tears i listen to it. I do,nt know y no 1 does again. I love the everly brothers.
by Dominic Indonesia Country on 8/27/2013 11:11pm
This lovely song never die
by Becky on 1/4/2014 8:09am
One of my top favorites by the Everly Brothers. For some reason, every time my dad heard it, he got misty-eyed....and he NEVER cried!
by New Fan on 1/4/2014 7:12pm
I hear one of the members of this duo: Phil Everly, passed away this month. May his soul rest in peace and may he finally see his 'ebony eyes' :)
by Ogeh Chukwuka stephen on 1/8/2014 12:38pm
May the soul of phil everly rest in peace Amen.
by Godpower on 7/3/2014 11:00am
This song was introduced to me by my girl friend,when she chose the song as her song for the week for both of us to learn,ever since then,it has never stoped ringin in ma head,anytime am moody..i'll always reflect on the song,and thank God for life...this song is evergreen..


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