Doctor My Eyes chords by Jackson Browne


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Doctor My Eyes | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: F | F | Eb5/F | Bb/F :||

Verse 1

| F | F |
Doctor, my eyes have seen the years.
| Am | Am | Dm |
And the slow parade of fears without crying.
| Bb | F | F |
Now I want to understand.

Verse 2

| F | F |
I have done all that I could.
| Am | Am | Dm |
To see the evil and the good without hiding.
| Bb | F | F |
You must help me if you can.

Chorus 1

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Doctor, my eyes, tell me what is wrong.
| Dm | Dm | C N.C | Eb5/F | Bb/F |
Was I unwise to leave them open for so long?

Instrumental

| F | F | Eb5/F | Bb/F |

Verse 3

| F | F |
‘Cause I have wandered through this world.
| Am | Am | Dm |
And as each moment has unfurled I’ve been waiting.
| Bb | F | F |
To awaken from these dreams.

Verse 4

| F | F |
People go just where they will.
| Am | Am | Dm |
I never noticed them until I got this feeling.
| Bb | F | F |
That it’s later than it seems.

Chorus 2

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Doctor, my eyes, tell me what you see.
| Dm | Dm | C N.C | Eb5/F | Eb5/F | Bb/F | Bb/F | F | F |
I hear their cries, just say if it’s too late for me.

Instrumental 2

||: Eb5/F | Bb/F | F | F :|| x4

Chorus 3

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
Doctor, my eyes, they cannot see the sky.
| Dm | Dm | C N.C | Eb5/F | Bb/F | F | F |
Is this the prize, for having learned how not to cry?

Outro

||: Eb5/F | Bb/F | F | F :|| repeat to fade



Doctor My Eyes Chords: Learn the progressions!


Let’s analyze Jackson Browne‘s breakthrough single Doctor My Eyes‘ chords. The intro, which comes back as an instrumental, solo, and outro is a classic chord riff.

The riff uses the I, bVIIx, and IV chords (Back In Black, Get Back, and countless others) in the key of F. What makes it slightly different is how the I chord’s root is maintained. I also prefer using a power chord for the bVII, like this:

||: F | F | Eb5/F | Bb/F :||

The verse chords use the progression I – III – VI – IV – I. No extensions here, just triads, like this:

| F | F | Am | Am |
| Dm | Bb | F | F |

Doctor My Eyes chorus chords are first diatonic, then recycle the intro riff, like this:

| Dm | Dm | F | F |
| Dm | Dm | C N.C | Eb5/F | Bb/F |

Chorus 2 is the same, just holding those slash chords for twice as long.



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