Wonderful Tonight is an iconic and timeless song by Eric Clapton that beautifully expresses a man's tender love for his partner. This is one of those sweet slow-dance songs that people love to dance to!
Lyrics and chords sheet for Wonderful Tonight
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Wonderful Tonight is the classic love song written by rock legend Eric Clapton. Released on his 1977 album Slowhand, it was allegedly written about model Pattie Boyd. Fun fact: Yvonne Elliman sings back up on this song. (Yvonne was a Broadway singer and sings lead on “If I Can’t Have You” on the Saturday Night Fever album)
In this tutorial, we follow the usual four step protocol for learning to sing and play songs.
Step #1: Learn the chords
Step #2: Learn the chording strategy
Step #3: Learn the groove
Step #4: Put it all together.
Step #1: Learn the chords to Wonderful Tonight
Steps #4: Put it All Together - Sing and Play Wonderful Tonight
Remember that you can (and should!) customize this to fit your skill level. If the chord inversions are too challenging for you, then play them all root position. If you want to level it up, try altering the groove or adding some solo fills.
Try to avoid getting stuck in the little details! The goal is for you to learn to sing and play more songs - not drown in a pool of perfectionism. Have fun - it’s only music!
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