When She Kisses Me

Studio CD: Having A Party With Jonathan Richman, Surrender To Jonathan
Live Bootleg: New Morning, Sesto Calende 1991, Live In Victoria, Nuremberg, The Knitting Factory 1999
Having A Party With Jonathan Richman

Chords

E                        A
Well, she was born in the winter
        E             A
When the sun shines so pale
       E                 A
but I was born in the spring
                 E
In case you can't tell
                 B
In case you can't tell
   A               B
But when she kisses me
               C#                   G#m
That's when the maple tree meets the honey bee
        A      B
When she kisses me
A              E
When she kisses me


E                                    C#m       E  C#m
Now, they don't last long and they're not hot
E                                 C#m          E  C#m
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
E                 C#m                         E  C#m
I open my eyes and where is she? (well, she?)
   E           C#m           A       B   E  C#m  A  B
She still don't know what she does to me
        A                     B
When she kisses me, I still react
  C#m                  G#m
My eyes stay closed way after the fact
        A      B
When she kisses me 
        A      E
When she kisses me


               E     C#m
All right, yeah yeah

Whoa oh yeah yeah

What I say?
        A      B
When she kisses me
        A      E
When she kisses me


E                               C#m                E  C#m
Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
   E                            C#m              E  C#m
She thinks I'm swoonin' just for special effect
     E                   C#m            E  C#m
No, I swoon and I linger, so delighted
        E      C#m            A           B
When she kisses me I still get so excited

After all this time
            A                    B
And when she kisses me, I feel ecstatic
   C#                          G#m
She thinks that's just me bein' overdramatic
        A      B
When she kisses me
        A      E
When she kisses me


               E
All right, yeah yeah

Whoa oh yeah yeah

What I say?
        A      B
When she kisses me
        A      E
When she kisses me

Chordpro

[E] Well, she was born in the [A] winter
When the [E] sun shines so [A] pale
but [E] I was born in the [A] spring
In case you can't [E] tell
In case you can't [B] tell
But [A] when she kisses [B] me
That's when the [C#] maple tree meets the [G#m] honey bee
When she [A] kisses [B] me
[A] When she kisses [E] me

[E] Now, they don't last long and they're [C#m] not hot [E][C#m]
[E] And they're not the wettest kisses [C#m] I ever got [E][C#m]
[E] I open my eyes and [C#m] where is she? (well, she?) [E][C#m]
She [E] still don't [C#m] know what she [A] does to [B]me [E][C#m][A][B]
When she [A] kisses me, I still re[B]act
My [C#m] eyes stay closed way [G#m] after the fact
When she [A] kisses [B] me
When she [A] kisses [E] me

All right, yeah [E] yeah [C#m]
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she [A] kisses [B] me
When she [A] kisses [E] me

[E] Well, I swoon and I lean cause I [C#m] can't stand erect [E][C#m]
She [E] thinks I'm swoonin' just for [C#m] special effect [E][C#m]
No, I [E] swoon and I linger, [C#m] so delighted[E][C#m]
When she [E] kisses [C#m] me I still get [A] so excited [B]
After all this time
And when she [A] kisses me, I feel ec[B]static
She [C#] thinks that's just me bein' [G#m] overdramatic
When she [A] kisses [B] me
When she [A] kisses [E] me

All right, yeah [E] yeah
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she [A] kisses [B] me
When she [A] kisses [E] me

Lyrics

Well, she was born in the winter
When the sun shines so pale
But I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
That's when the maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Now, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
I open my eyes and where is she? (well, she?)
She still don't know what she does to me
When she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed way after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
She thinks I'm swoonin' just for special effect
No, I swoon and I linger, so delighted
When she kisses me I still get so excited
After all this time
And when she kisses me, I feel ecstatic
She thinks that's just me bein' over dramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Surrender To Jonathan

Lyrics

Well, she was born in the winter
When the sunshine is so pale
But I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
That's when the maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Now, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
I open my eyes and where is she?
She still don't know what she does to me
And when she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed long after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
She thinks I'm swoonin' just for special effect
No, I swoon and I linger, so delighted
When she kisses me I still get so excited
After all this time
And when she kisses me, I feel ecstatic
She thinks that's just me bein' over dramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Whoa oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

New Morning

Lyrics

[[Introduction in French]]

Now, they don't last long and they're not hot
[[Something in French]]

Well, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
I open my eyes and where is she?
She still don't know what she does to me
When she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed way after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
My baby thinks I swoon just for special effect
No, I swoon and I linger, I'm so delighted
When she kisses me I'm so excited
When she kisses me, I get ecstatic
And she thinks I'm bein' over dramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

When she kisses me, I can't stand still
I can't up there, I never will
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

(???)

Well, she was born in the winter
When the sun shines so pale
And I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
The maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
I open my eyes and where is she?
She still don't know what she does to me
And When she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed way after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
All right yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
She thinks I lean just for added effect
No, I swoon and I linger, so delighted all right
When she kisses me I am so excited
And when she kisses me, I'm way ecstatic
She thinks maybe I'm bein' overdramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Live In Victoria

Lyrics

She was born in the winter
When the sun shines so pale
And I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
The maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I've ever got
I open my eyes and where is she?
After all this time
She still don't know what she does to me
When she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed way after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
She thinks maybe I just swoon for special effect
I swoon and I linger, so delighted
When she kisses me I'm still all excited

And when she kisses me, I get way ecstatic
My neighbours think that maybe I'm just being over dramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Nuremberg

Lyrics

Well, she was born in the winter
When the sun shines so pale
And I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
That's when the maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, they don't last long and they're not hot
And they're not the wettest kisses I ever got
I open my eyes and where is she?
She still don't know what she does to me
And when she kisses me, I still react
My eyes stay closed long after the fact
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

Well, I swoon and I lean cause I can't stand erect
She thinks I'm swoonin' for a special effect
I swoon and I linger, I'm so delighted
When she kisses me I'm still so excited
After all this time
And when she kisses me, I get ecstatic
She thinks maybe I'm just bein' over dramatic
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh yeah yeah
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

All right, yeah yeah
Oh
What I say?
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

The Knitting Factory 1999

Lyrics

Hello now
Well

Well, she was born in the winter
When the sunshine is so pale
Whereas I was born in the spring
In case you can't tell
In case you can't tell
But when she kisses me
That's when the maple tree meets the honey bee
When she kisses me
When she kisses me

[Welcome everyone
Jonathan Richman here
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