Ebony Eyes

Album: French Kiss (1977)
Charted: 14
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  • Well have you seen that girl in the corner
    I'd like to take her out of her chains
    'Cause if I have my way with you baby I would be changing your life today

    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight
    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight

    She was the same as a hundred ladies
    But when my eyes looked at her I learned
    That she was keepin a secret fire
    And if I got real close I'd burn
    So it looked like I had to move slowly
    Like a cat at night in the trees
    'Cause I was waiting for her to show me
    The way that she like her love to feel

    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight
    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight

    Ebony eyes, ebony eyes
    Ebony eyes, ebony eyes

    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight
    Your eyes got me dreamin
    Your eyes got me blind
    Your eyes got me hopin
    That I'll be holding you close tonight Writer/s: ROBERT L WELCH
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 10

  • Griselda74 from AtlantaI read someplace that Bob wrote this song about Linda Ronstadt and the girl in the vid does look like Linda.
  • Dave from Wheaton, IlFound out that Juice Newton sang backup on it.
  • Brent from Denair, CaAwesome song! Chris Berman of ESPN fame nicknamed the former Dodgers/A's pitcher Bob "Ebony Eyes" Welch during his highlight show on Sportscenter back in the day.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NySeventeen years before Welch's "Ebony Eyes" the Everly Brothers had a completely different record with the same title, their song peaked at No. 8...
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, FlAnother song I've always loved.The guitar lick that opens it,the words & the sweet harmonies.I have this on CD,French Kiss is the name of it.It also has "Sentimental Lady" on it.Good album overall.I don't know what he did afterwards.I knew he was in pre Lindsay & Stevie Fleetwood Mac,but that's all I know.
  • Paul from Kennewick, WaThis one rules! It always picks me up,and inspires me. I often use it as a kind of therapy when I need a boost. Love it.
  • Lee from Huntsville, Ali always thought the song was about a beautiful black woman with ebony eyes. anyway,i have always liked the tune and bought the album when it was released. still have it!
  • Roman from Barrie, Onfurther to Michael @ Chicago; radio stations are the same all over the world. 50 years ago they used to play the top 60 hits. today they have 60 commercials and a handful of songs licensed to a couple labels - less paperwork to submit the royalties and less choices and entertainment for you and me. this by the way is a great song if you have it in your collection at home.
  • George from Calumet City, IlIndeed, Michael, for some reason this song seems to get shunned.
  • Michael from Chicago, IlThis is one of the great songs that came out of artists connected to Fleetwood Mac--and the damm 'Classic Rock' stations rarely play it, at least in the Chicago area!
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