View Full Version : new lyrics - Five Foot Three

Harold O.
02-17-2009, 05:13 PM
I learned the familiar old tune Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. It works great on the uke. Trouble is, my wife (who just happens to be a rocket scientist - thus the "smartest in the room" line) is five foot three with eyes of brown. So I did this:

"Five Foot Three, Eyes of Brown"

[F]Five foot three, [A7]eyes of brown
And [D7]so I changed the words around,
To [G7]match up better [C7]with my [F]wife

[F]Two growing girls, [A7]dog, cat and fish
[D7]Seems I got my every wish
When [G7]Diane [C7]became my [F]wife


So when you [A7]see her at five foot three, [D7]feet flat on the floor,
[G7]know this, dude, sheís the smartest in the room,
[C7]And itís her that I adore, [G7]She...

[F]donít like how I write, [A7]or how I sing
But [D7]she likes most every other thing
Iím [G7]happy with my [C7]five foot [F]three!

How have you changed words around to suit your needs?

02-17-2009, 05:48 PM
Nice change. So did your wife appreciate this new version?

02-17-2009, 06:17 PM
That's really cute, and a great idea to change the words around to suit your significant other. I hope it earned you some brownie points, it certainly would if my guy did that. :)

Harold O.
02-18-2009, 02:54 AM
Yes, the rewrite had predictable results... ;)

It's also easier for me to remember the lyrics I wrote than the original.

02-18-2009, 06:08 AM
Love it!!!