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Brilliant Love Affair
Peter K. Yeates. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
Peter is a dear friend and my mentor as a musician and performer. I don’t know when he
wrote this song, but it’s a dandy.

Brilliant Love Affair
Peter K. Yeates

     G                        F#                 C
This might have been a brilliant love affair
Am                D                            G
I only wish that you would have been there
                               F#             C                        Am
I thought that you had seen – well, you know what I mean
      D                        D7                 G
What might have been a brilliant love affair


This could have been a mighty escapade
But of mice and men, the plans that are best laid
They sometimes go askew – and I’ll leave the blame on you
This might have been a brilliant love affair

C                                                 G
How was I to know you dished me out
     C                       Am                   D      D7
And how were you to know what I’m about
     G                  F#       C                        Am
You didn’t take the time to tell me you’re not mine
         D                        D7                G
Or this might have been a brilliant love affair

C                                   G
When will I ever get over you?
    C                  Am               D    D7
It’s going to take another day or two
     G                        F#         C                     Am
This might have been a first; but you made it the worst
      D                       D7          C             Cmaj7
This might have been a brilliant – one in a bazillion
     Am                      D    D7          G
This might have been a brilliant love affair