Herman's Hermits - Two Lovely Black Eyes Lyrics




Strolling with me mate down Petticoat Lane
I fancied this bird, so I asked her her name
Pointed to her husband - six foot two
Oh, what a surprise

Two lovely black eyes, two lovely black eyes
Only for telling the man he was wrong, I got two lovely black eyes

Strolling with the bird down Bethnell Green
Suddenly find my wife I have seen
Oh what a rumpus, oh what a din
She blacked my eyes with the rolling pin

(I got) Two lovely black eyes, two lovely black eyes
Only for telling my wife she was wrong, I got two lovely black eyes

Two lovely black eyes, two lovely black eyes
Only for telling my wife she was wrong, I got two lovely black eyes

Two lovely black eyes, oh what a surprise
Only for telling the man he was wrong, I got two lovely black eyes

Two lovely black eyes, oh what a surprise
Only for telling my wife she was wrong, I got two lovely black eyes

I got two lovely black eyes
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  1. Dr. Giallio

    Here is the lyrics by Charles Coburn, which contrasts with the Herman's Hermits version.


    Strolling so happy down Bethnal Green,
    This gay youth you might have seen,
    Tompkins and I with his girl between,
    Oh what a surprise
    I prais'd the Conservatives frank and free,
    Tompkins got angry so speedily,
    All in a moment he handed to me,
    Two lovely black eyes.


    Two lovely black eyes,
    Oh what a surprise,
    Only for telling a man he was wrong,
    Two lovely black eyes.



    Next time I argued I thought it best,
    To give the conservative side a rest,
    The merits of Gladstone I freely pressed,
    When oh, what a surprise!
    The chap I had met was a Tory true,
    Nothing the Liberals right could do,
    This was my share of that argument too,
    Two lovely black eyes!



    Two lovely black eyes,
    Oh what a surprise,
    Only for telling a man he was wrong,
    Two lovely black eyes.



    The moral you've caught I can hardly doubt,
    Never on politics rave and shout,
    Leave it to others to fight it out,
    If you would be wise.
    Better, far better it is to let,
    Lib'rals and Tories alone, you bet,
    Unless you're willing and anxious to get,
    Two lovely black eyes!



    Two lovely black eyes,
    Oh what a surprise,
    Only for telling a man he was wrong,
    Two lovely black eyes.

  2. Jamie Cook-Tate

    I had the album with this song - a longtime ago.

  3. Johan Jaspers

    vieni sul mar napolitan traditional

  4. Henrique Tyukov

    Oh! Minas Gerais

  5. Useless2112

    Charles Coborn cover.

  6. ronfowlermusic

    I love this old timey British stuff. Think I was born in the wrong country!

  7. J. Slick

    luv it!