I lost myself on a cool damp night
Gave myself in that misty light
D7                  Cm
Was hypnotized by a strange delight
D7            Gm
Under a lilac tree
I made wine from the lilac tree
Put my heart in its recipe
It makes me see what I want to see...
D7                    Gm
And be what I want to be
G                        C
When I think more than I want to think
Cm                       Gm
Do things I never should do
G                        C
I drink much more than I ought to drink
Cm                       G       D7
Because I brings me back you...

Interlude: G  G7

G     G7      C         D7             G     G7
Lilac wine is sweet and heady, like my love
C           Dm G  C         Dm     G       C
Lilac wine,       I feel unsteady, like my love
Eb                            D7
Listen to me... I cannot see clearly
D7                          Am7     D7
Isn't that she coming to me nearly here?

-repeat as necessary-

G   G7           C    D7            G     G7
  Lilac Wine, I feel unready for my love
           C    Cm    D7       G
I feel unready       for my love...