I Surrender Dear
Thelonious Monk Lyrics


Pride, sad, splendid liar,
Sworn enemy of love
Kept my lips from saying
Things I was thinking of.
But now my pride you've humbled,
I've cast it to the winds,
Broken, beaten, sick at heart
My confession begins.

We've played the game of stay away
But it cost more that I can pay.
Without you I can't make my way,
I surrender, dear.

I may seem proud, I may act gay,
It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
'Cause deep down in my heart I say
I surrender, dear.

Little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game,
Lending a spice to the wooing,
But I don't care who's to blame.
When stars appear and shadows fall,
Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
To you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear.

We've played the game of stay away
But it cost more that I can pay.
Without you I can't make my way,
I surrender, dear.

I may seem proud, I may act gay,
It's just a pose, I'm not that way,
'Cause deep down in my heart I say
I surrender, dear.

Little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game,
Lending a spice to the wooing,
But I don't care who's to blame.
When stars appear And shadows fall,
Why then you'll hear My poor heart call,
To you my love, my life, my all

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Written by: GORDON CLIFFORD, HARRY BARRIS

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Comments from YouTube:

mario longo

Monk is one of those pianists that you recognize immediately after just a note ...

FeloniousPunk

yes, one of the best albums of all time. And I mean of any genre.

cchbe

Master of masters.....

Kaethe Bratton

i surrender to his greatness,this lp is a treasure,from so many years ago.

willieluncheonette

Absolutely sensational rendering of this beautiful standard. Must have heard this 50 times and it never grows old. Monk loved melody so much and he sure picked a pretty song to play here. No one played chords like Monk. Notice the run of chords from 2:20-2:32 and from 4:41-5:05. Incredibly exciting and unusual. Of course, after this album, Brilliant Corners, Monk played all solo piano on Thelonious Himself, except for the final track with Trane. And what an album that is!!!

Ronald Chambers

Love this!!

Catherine Kelly

Thanks for uploading this!

Jay Arnbert

The emotion contained in each note bears the hallmark of Genius

竹中隆一

I think so it does in this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lbD1hqVQM

gurugeorge

@BINKIE2000 Hahaha, very funny :)

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