Sweet and Lovely
John Coltrane Lyrics


Sweet and lovely sweeter than the roses in May
Sweet and lovely heaven must have sent her my way
Skies above me never were as blue as her eyes
And she loves me, who would want a sweeter surprise

When she nestles in my arms so tenderly
There's a thrill that words cannot express
In my heart a song of love is taunting me, melody, haunting me
Sweet and lovely sweeter than the roses in May
And she loves me, there is nothing more I can say

Sweet and lovely sweeter than the roses in May
Sweet and lovely heaven must have sent her my way
Skies above me never were as blue as her eyes
And she loves me, who would want a sweeter surprise

When she nestles in my arms so tenderly
There's a thrill that words cannot express
In my heart a song of love is taunting me, melody, haunting me
Sweet and lovely sweeter than the roses in May
And she loves me, there is nothing more I can say

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., HARRY TOBIAS MUSIC COMPANY
Written by: DANIELS, CHARLES N./TOBIAS, HARRY/ARNHEIM, GUS

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Comments from YouTube:

Dorcas George

Wow....just fabulous.  Always amazes me what some people will "dislike" on You Tube!  Seriously?  Just move on....some people!  Wonderful version of a great song.

superfuzzymomma

You gotta think it was divine intervention that this recording was rescued after so many years. Monk was such a brilliant architect harmonically that once you heard him, you never heard music the same way again. Like after you seeing a Van Gogh painting, your perception of any landscape changes forever. A great genius helps you realize something you already know, but don't know that you know. God bless Thelonious Monk!

Matt Helland

Coltrane's solo is pretty nuts.

sbdude101

Thank goodness this recording was discovered. Monk, Coltrane, all the musicians at the top of their game. And a very decent recording. It all comes together to make this an extra sweet album. Monk is like Hendrix on the piano, he can do things to the piano that absolutely no one else can.

MrAlaska67329

I got this CD about a year and half ago, and I still listen to it 2 or 3 times a week! Coltrane and Monk, you live on!

John Sollami

Very beautiful. It took the public a long time to catch up to him, but Monk finally expanded everyone's musical mind after decades of frustration and poverty. Whoever put this up, thank you!!!

JEFF CLARK

beautiful is all i can say. WOW!!!

franklin correa

So sweet... plus lovely rendering by two geniuses!

kweju3

An apt observation, "something you already know, but don't know that you know." Listening to Monk often does that to my sensibiliities.

Yorkshire Pianist

I love the trio version of this by Monk and what he does here with Trane is fantastic.

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