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ADD: Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes (Nan O'Byrne)

petersja(no spam)@unimail.unicous.com 01 Sep 99 - 01:44 PM
Joe Offer 01 Sep 99 - 02:00 PM
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Brian Hoskin 06 Sep 99 - 03:52 AM
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Barbara Shaw 06 Sep 99 - 09:21 PM
-jp 09 Sep 99 - 05:33 PM
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GUEST,bonniefan 16 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM
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Subject: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: petersja(no spam)@unimail.unicous.com
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 01:44 PM

Can anyone out there help me with the words to tbe song "Sweet and Shining Eyes" Bonnie Raitt did it long time ago on her "Homeplate" album. I have all the words except the part that goes.....and we happen to walk into a (blah blah blah blah blah blah).... i can not for the life of me make out what they are singing on the recording Please Please help me with this.... it is making me crazy!!!!

thanks ..... -jp


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Subject: RE: Bonnie Raitt Lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 02:00 PM

Well, it doesn't have the song you're looking for, but click here for other Bonnie Raitt lyrics. Maybe if you follow the links, you'll find the song.
Click here for a bio. "Politically active Quaker parents." Hmmm. I always thought John Raitt was an interesting guy.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: -jp
Date: 01 Sep 99 - 03:10 PM

"hey joe" thanks for the "offer". (sorry couldnt resist) i have been to every bonnie raitt site i could find every lyric server this side of cyberspace... i need the words....... somebody out there must know them ya think???


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: RWilhelm
Date: 03 Sep 99 - 01:06 PM

Someone I know sings it as:

"and we happened to walk into Nuevo Oleans"

Which, I guess, is Spanish for the Big Easy.


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: Dani
Date: 04 Sep 99 - 12:42 PM

Think I have the album. I'll check this weekend. Heading out to hear her sing tonight, with Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne and Bruce Hornsby. Can't wait!


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: -jp
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 05:30 PM

a word of sincere thanks to ya'll: joe offer, Dani and especially RWilhelm.... you know you have saved me from a lot of expensive therapy, Nuevo Oleans sounds like it is it.... unless someone out there has another idea...... thanks again i am off to the the Nuevo Oleans..... for a margarita and picture with fernando.......


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: MichaelM
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 06:04 PM

Just popped it into the cd player and I'd say si to Nuevo Orleans.

Michael


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: Dani
Date: 05 Sep 99 - 06:19 PM

Sorry, can't help you. Wrong album, and can't seem to find it on the 'net either?!

Great show last night. The woman is old enough to be my mother, and she is HOT! Catch it if it comes your way. They're having a great time.


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 03:52 AM

Perhaps someone could post all the lyrics now?

Brian


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: RWilhelm
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 06:20 PM

I think M.M. is right, I left out the "r" by mistake.


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Subject: Lyr Add: YOUR SWEET AND SHINY EYES (Nan O'Byrne)
From: Barbara Shaw
Date: 06 Sep 99 - 09:21 PM

This is the way I (used to) do the song:

Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes
Nan O'Byrne

Your sweet and shiny eyes
Are like the stars above Laredo
Like meat and potatoes to me
In my sweet dreams we are
In a bar and it's my birthday
Drinking salty Margaritas with Fernando.

Young and wild we drove down
A hundred miles of Texas highway
To the Mexican border
As the day was coming on.
We crossed the Rio Grande river
And we swore we'd do things our way
When we happened to walk into Nuevo Leone.

Your sweet and shiny eyes
Are like the stars above Laredo
Like meat and potatoes to me.
In my sweet dreams we are
In a bar and it's my birthday
And we're having our picture taken with Fernando.


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: -jp
Date: 09 Sep 99 - 05:33 PM

Thank you Thank you Barbara. Greatly appreciated. -jp


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: GUEST,duffy
Date: 23 Dec 09 - 08:58 PM

Anyone have the chords for this song?


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: YOUR SWEET AND SHINY EYES (O'Byrne
From: GUEST,bonniefan
Date: 16 Jun 10 - 04:45 PM

Here's how I play it when I'm all alone, don't know if it's right or not, but it works for me okay.

Sweet and Shiny Eyes
Nan O'Byrne
on Bonnie Raitt's Home Plate

try capo 2nd fret

C                                                                   F                  C
Your sweet and shiny eyes are like the stars above Laredo
       C                F                  D7
Like meat and potatoes to me
C                                        F             C                         F
In my sweet dreams we are in a bar, and it's my birthday
C                         G                         C
Drinking salted Margaritas with Fernando
                   G                                                C            
Young and wild, we drove five hundred miles of Texas highway
             F            C                      D7                        G
To the Mexican border as the day was coming on
                            F                  C                   F                                          C
We crossed the Rio Grande river and we swore we'd have things our way
                F                      C               G          C
When we happened to walk into Nuevo Leon

C                                                                  F                   C
Your sweet and shiny eyes are like the stars above Laredo
       C                      F          D7
Like meat and potatoes to me
          C                            F            C                           F
In my sweet dreams we are in a bar, and it's my birthday
                   C                            G                   C
And we're having our picture taken with Fernando
             C                           F            C                            F
In my sweet dreams we are in a bar, and it's my birthday
                   C                               G                   C
And we're having our picture taken with Fernando


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Subject: RE: B. Raitt 'sweet and shining eyes'
From: GUEST,harry
Date: 06 Nov 10 - 04:50 PM

hi,
old post but the answer is - sweet and shiny eyes was writen by nan o' byrne and has been performed by many, one of which is a guy called bob newirth on his album look up which is well worth a listen, as is all his stuff. hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes (Bonnie Raitt)
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 06:19 PM

Hi i downloaded it from a website it has Tom Waits singing on it with Bonnie Raitt


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Subject: RE: ADD: Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes (Nan O'Byrne)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Dec 11 - 06:48 PM

I wonder if the songwriter might be related to Gerry O'Byrne.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD: Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes (Nan O'Byrne)
From: GUEST,yazoota
Date: 23 Jul 14 - 02:04 PM

It's Nuevo Leon, the Mexican state that's across the Rio Grande River from Laredo TX


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