Green Eyes – Jimmy Dorsey (Bob Eberly & Helen O’Connell)

June 27, 2021

Today’s song is “Green Eyes,” which was originally titled Aquellos Ojos Verdes, as it was written in Spanish by Adolfo Utrera and Nilo Menendez.

Fun Facts

  • “Green Eyes” was recorded and released by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in 1946.
  • Helen O’Connell had joined The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra in 1939 and was just in time to be part of the recording for “Green Eyes.”
  • Helen O’Connell was discovered by Jimmy’s manager when she was performing with the band A Thousand Melodies with Larry Funk in Greenwich Village.
  • Bob Eberly joined The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra before Helen O’Connell in 1935.
  • Bob Eberly was with The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra until he left in 1943 due to being drafted into the military.

Lyrics

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Your green eyes with their soft lights,

Your eyes that promise sweet nights,

Bring to my soul a longing, a thirst for love devine.

In dreams I seem to hold you, to find you and enfold you,

Our lips meet and our hearts, too, with a thrill so sublime

Those cool and limpid green eyes –

A pool wherein my love lies.

So deep that in my searching for happiness

I fear that they will ever haunt me,

All through my life they’ll taunt me

But will they ever want me?

Green eyes, make my dreams come true.

Green eyes with their soft lights

And eyes that promise sweet nights

Bring to my soul a longing, a thirst for love devine.

In dreams I seem to hold you, to find you and enfold you,

Our lips meet and our hearts too, with a thrill so sublime.

Those cool and limpi green eyes

A pool where in my love lies

So deep that in my searching for happiness

I fear that they will ever haunt me,

All through my life they’ll taunt me.

But will they ever want me?

Green eyes, I love you.

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