Everything Happens To Me
Thelonious Monk Lyrics

Black cats creep across my path
Until I'm almost mad
I must have 'roused the devil's wrath
Cause all my luck is bad
I make a date for golf and you can bet your life it rains
I try to give a party and the guy upstairs complains
I guess I'll go through life
Just catchin' colds and missin' trains

Everything happens to me
I never miss a thing
I've had the measles and the mumps
And every time I play an ace
My partner always trumps
Guess I'm just a fool who never looks before he jumps

Everything happens to me
At first my heart thought you could break this jinx for me
That love would turn the trick to end despair
But know I just can't fool this head that thinks for me
I've mortgaged all my castles in the air
I've telegraphed and phoned
I send an 'Airmail Special' too
Your answer was 'Goodbye'
And there was even postage due
I fell in love just once
And then it had to be with you

Everything happens to me

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Michael Levine

So Coldplay and Joe Satriani both borrowed from Monk.

Alex Rami

@Postatility stravinsky stoled that quote from pablo picasso lol


"Good composers borrow...... great composers steal" I. Stravinsky


@Renewed RS starting at @:27 if you don’t hear Coldplay there you may be tone deaf

Carol DVA


Carol DVA

Es verdad!

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With Monk,every note is wisdom.....


This is so well put. Thank you.



Franck Avitabile

I discover that Thelonious plays this tune ! Like it very much

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