May 25th, 2012
09:54 AM ET
Some guys use pickup lines; others will offer to buy you a drink.
But if you’re John Mayer, you'll come up with something a little more original - like serenading a woman with text from the risque book du jour “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
On “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Tuesday the rocker said he recently tried to woo a girl he liked by performing a page from British author E.L. James’ novel.
"I was trying to impress her, and she had [the book] on her Kindle," the 34-year-old said. "And so I said, 'I'm going to sing it to you.' So I sang her one of the pages of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.' "
So how did the lucky lady react?
“She fell,” Mayer deadpanned. “She fell to the ground laughing and I think that was the only way I could make her laugh,” he said. “I sold out, completely."
The “Shadow Days” crooner recently apologized for a rash of controversial interviews he did in 2010, blaming his verbal missteps on immaturity. He said he didn't want to be boring.
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