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“Sonnet” is a song by Britpop band The Verve and is featured on their third album, Urban Hymns. It was released 2 March 1998 as the final single from the album (see 1998 in British music). The song has the same instrumental layout as “The Drugs Don’t Work”, consisting of acoustic and electric guitars backed up with a string section which is mainly made up of violins. The song only uses 5 chords (not including adding ninth notes to chords). At the start of 1998, Hut asked The Verve to put out another single from the album, an idea which the band disagreed with. Unusually, Hut pressed them on this matter, and so the band finally agreed to release “Sonnet”, but only in a format that would make it ineligible for chart recognition. Consequently, “Sonnet” was released as part... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ By now ... Yes, there's love if you want it ... Don't sound like no sonnet, my lord

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More songs by The Verve (See Charts): History, Love Is Noise, Lucky Man, The Drugs Don'T Work, Bitter Sweet Symphony, and Bittersweet Symphony.

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