Welcome to my “Wonderful Tonight” chord chart. The chords are G, D/F#, C/G, D and Em. 

   Easy Option

I love this song! This is such a catchy tune with a killer hook. (To learn the riff, check out the lesson video on this page) The song is in 4/4 time  and the chords are arpeggiated on the recording. I call this technique “articulation”. You can also strum the chords as well. A good strumming pattern to use would be 


1   2+ +   4 +

You can play the easier C Chord in place of the C/G. 



G  D/F#  C/G  D  

G  D/F#  C/G  D

Verse 1

G                      D/F#              C/G                      D

It’s late in the evening, she’s wondering what clothes to wear

G                          D/F#             C/G            D
She puts on her makeup, and brushes her long blonde hair

C/G                D               G    D/F# Em

And then she asks me, “Do I look all right?”

C/G                                   D   
And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight”



G  D/F#  C/G  D

Verse 2

G                 D/F#          C/G        D

We go to a party, and every one turns to see


G                      D/F#          C/G      D
This beautiful lady, who’s walking around with me


C/G                  D            G          D/F# Em

And then she asks me, “Do you feel all right?”

C/G                              D   
And I say, “Yes, I feel wonderful tonight”




          C/G         D                             G             D/F# Em

I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes

              C/G               D                   C/G              D
And the wonder of it all is that you just don’t realize

How much I love you



G  D/F#  C/G  D

G  D/F#  C/G  D


Verse 3


G                     D/F#                         C/G               D

It’s time to go home now, and I’ve got an aching head


         G                 D/F#                  C/G              D
So I give her the car keys, and she helps me to bed

C/G            D            G   D/F#        Em                 

And then I tell her, as I turn out the light


                  C/G                      D             G  D/F# Em
I say, “My darling you were wonderful tonight”


                C/G                      D
“Oh, my darling, you were wonderful tonight”



G  D/F#  C/G  D  

G  D/F#  C/G  D


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    This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.