Wonderful Tonight - Song Lyrics

  • As originally performed by Eric Clapton
  • A # 16 Top 40 hit from 1978
  • The song was written by Clapton for his wife Patty
  • It has been a first dance favorite at weddings for over 25 years

An excerpt from a live Oracle Band performance of this song is available as both a streaming RealAudio format, or as a higher quality downloadable MP3.  Select the version you'd prefer.

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It's late in the evening, she's wondering what clothes to wear,
She puts on her makeup, and brushes her long blond hair.
And then she asks me, "Do I look alright"?
And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight.

We go to a party, and everyone turns to see,
This beautiful lady, that's walking around with me.
And then she asks me, "Do you feel alright"?
And I say yes, I feel wonderful tonight.

I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes,
And 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 are wonderful tonight.

Oh my darling, you are wonderful tonight.

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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