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Body And Soul
Thelonious Monk Lyrics

My heart is sad and lonely
For you I sigh, for you dear only
Why haven't you seen it
I'm all for you body and soul

I spend my days in longing
And wondering why it's me you're wronging
I tell you I mean it
I'm all for you body and soul

I can't believe it
It's hard to conceive it
That you'd turn away romance
Are you pretending
It looks like the ending
Unless I could have just one more chance to prove, dear

My life a wreck you're making
You know I'm yours for just the taking
I'd gladly surrender myself to you body and soul

My life a wreck you're making
You know I'm yours for the very taking
I'd gladly surrender myself to you body and soul

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Vance Palm

Since 1982, I have been an over-the-top, deeply committed disciple of Thelonious' gifts to the world's ears.  I have traveled extensively for most of my 50+years on earth, and there is no single musician/composer/visionary that has touched my inner core more than Thelonious.  Of all of the masterpieces I've memorized from him, this single recording is my all time favorite.  I love this iconic tune, the stature that is has in the music world and the way that Thelonious brings it to us.  Thank you, Thelonious Sphere Monk...especially for the chord at tells us everything we need to know about how deep you can go. VP


0:14 how modern that chord/voicing sounds, he's already pre-visioning the future of r&b, soul and so on in '63. same for 3:33

Rodrigo Tamayo

Este tema es tan sorprendente que se adecúa a cualquier momento y en manos de Thelonious es infinitamente superior

james webb

Monk once said, I can player like them other cats, but they can't play like me. How true.


I don't care what you call it, Monk was avant-garde.

Nico Gonz

What a great example of substitution! My favorite part is at around 1:04


And if someone asks me whats the matter of life, well... In this song you got the body in a hand and the soul on another.


Monk is an epiphany to me. He reminds me that humans in their arrogant striving for perfection are often made to look foolish when God will take what we consider to be below standard or inappropriate and make it work supremely better than what our rules dictated. That's Monk.

Metaview X



My favourite part is around 0:00 - 4:30

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