This song is so memorable because my ex husband sang it to us.
It was 2005, before I was married. Me and all my family went to Tenerife to celebrate my Dad’s sixtieth birthday. There was eight of us including my Mam, my Dad, my sister and her partner and me and my partner and daughter. I was pregnant with our second child at the time.
I hate karaoke. I can’t stand it I think it’s corny and cheap but my Mam loves it. She dragged us to a karaoke bar and out of the blue my ex just got up and sang ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ to me. I was very shocked and surprised. I thought it was lovely. He’d never sung to me before or since.
It’s not good hearing it now though. We’ve been divorced six years now. Never again. I am much happier being single and doing my own thing.
This song has very strong memories but it does make me feel sad when I hear it.
To Tuesday and so slow
Going down to the old mine with a
Standing in the sunlight laughing
Hide behind a rainbow’s wall
Slipping and a-sliding
All along the waterfall
With you, my brown-eyed girl
You, my brown-eyed girl
Photo: East Boldon, South Tyneside