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"Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

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"Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton It's late in the evening She's wondering what clothes to wear She puts on her make up And brushes her long blonde 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 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" "Wonderful Tonight" is a ballad[1] written by Eric Clapton. It was included on Clapton's 1977 album Slowhand. Clapton wrote the song about Pattie Boyd, and it is mentioned in her autobiographical book Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me. The song was a modest hit upon its release, charting at #16 Billboard Hot 100 and #39 Adult Contemporary in the US and #30 in the UK. On 7 September 1976, Clapton wrote "Wonderful Tonight" for Boyd while waiting for her to get ready to attend Paul and Linda McCartney's annual Buddy Holly party. Of "Wonderful Tonight", Boyd would say: "For years it tore at me. To have inspired Eric, and George before him, to write such music was so flattering. 'Wonderful Tonight' was the most poignant reminder of all that was good in our relationship, and when things went wrong it was torture to hear it."[2] In 1988, Clapton appeared in the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute concert as a guest guitarist for Dire Straits. The group became his backing musicians for a surprise performance of "Wonderful Tonight" during their set. The song was featured in the film Captain Phillips and in the Friends season 6 episode "The One With the Proposal Part 2" (18 May 2000) where Monica and Chandler dance to it at the end of the episode after getting engaged. Clapton and Steve Winwood performed an acoustic version of the song during their 2011 tour in Japan.