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Sonja

Lyle Lovett

 

       D

I’ve never been lucky

     G               D
At picking up women

            G             D
But this life that I live

         Em            A
Is not one that I choose

G                D
She was a waitress

          G                   D
With hair blond and curly

             G                 D
With a pretty black dress

                A              D
And those japanese shoes

CHORUS:

          A
Man I need to impress her

                G            D
’cause I’d like to undress her

              G                D
I need a song about sonja

                A          D
When I’m singing tonight

 

D
She looked so pretty

       G                  D
As she poured my coffee

       G               D
But she had her eye

             Em             A
On my friend at the bar

       G                     D
And I watched her watch him

      G                      D
And I watched her thinking

G              A                D
I wish her eye was on me

Chorus

      A
And if I could sing her

    G               D
A tender love ballad

G                        D
I’d hope that the audience

Em              A

might sing along

         G                 D
But I can’t find the right way

     G               D
To tell her my feelings

        G                   D                       A
And still make the words rhyme with sonja

             D

No I’ve never been lucky

     G               D
At picking up women

            G             D
But this life that I live

         Em            A
Is not one that I choose

G                 D
She was a waitress

         G               D
Now she’s gone forever

                G                  D
And I’m stuck with this song

           A           D
That I never will use

               A                    
Man you need to impress her

            G                      D
If you want to undress her

           G               D
Sing a song about sonja

                    A            D
When you’re singing tonight

          G                  D
Sing a song about sonja

                    A            D
When you’re singing tonight
 


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