In this easy song lesson presented by Chris Buono, you’ll learn how to play “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton on guitar with tab.

“Wonderful Tonight” was written in 1976 for Pattie Boyd while waiting for her to get ready to attend Paul McCartney’s annual Buddy Holly party.

Pattie Boyd had previously been married to Eric Clapton’s good friend, George Harrison, and after Eric met her he soon became infatuated with her. Clapton and Boyd’s relationship was years in the making. He wrote the song “Layla” about his then unrequited love for Boyd in 1970, long before Boyd’s marriage to Harrison dissolved. After she separated from Harrison in 1974, she took up with Clapton.

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How to Play “Wonderful Tonight” on Guitar – Lesson Overview

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“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton – Lyrics

It’s late in the evening
She’s wondering what clothes to wear
She puts on her makeup
And brushes her long blonde hair

And then she asks me
“Do I look all right?”
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight”

We go to a party
And every one turns to see
This beautiful lady
Who’s walking around with me

And then she asks me
“Do you feel all right?”
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight”

I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes
Then the wonder of it all is that you just don’t realize
How much I love you

It’s time to go home now
And I’ve got an aching head
So I give her the car keys
And she helps me to bed

And then I tell her
As I turn out the light
I say, “My darling you were wonderful tonight”
“Oh, my darling, you were wonderful tonight”