Classic Hit Academy -Colourful Songs- Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Although Van Morrison maintained it was a slip of the tongue during the recording session that saw the lyrics and title of this song changed from the original “Brown Skinned Girl”, many experts conclude that the change was to make the late 60’s song about interracial love more palatable to conservative radio at the time.

Even with the change the song’s nostalgic lyrics about a former love with lines like “making love in the green green grass” were still considered too suggestive to be played on many radio stations.

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