Round' Midnight
Thelonious Monk Lyrics


It begins to tell 'round midnight
'Round midnight
I do pretty well 'til after sundown
Suppertime I'm feeling sad
But it really gets bad 'round midnight

Memories always start 'round midnight
'Round midnight
Haven't got the heart to stand those memories
When my heart is still with you
And old midnight knows it too

When some quarrel we had needs mending
Does it mean that our love is ending
Darling I need you
Lately I find
You're out of my arms
And I'm out of my mind

Let our love take wing some midnight
'Round midnight
Let the angels sing
For your returning
Let our love be safe and sound
When old midnight comes around

Let our love take wing some midnight
'Round midnight
Let the angels sing
For your returning
Let our love be safe and sound
When old midnight comes around

Writer(s): Theolonious S. Monk, Cootie Williams, Bernard D. Hanighen

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

ido lewensberg

It begins to tell,
'round midnight, midnight.
I do pretty well, till after sundown,
Suppertime I'm feelin' sad;
But it really gets bad,
'round midnight.

Memories always start 'round midnight
Haven't got the heart to stand those memories,
When my heart is still with you,
And ol' midnight knows it, too.
When a quarrel we had needs mending,
Does it mean that our love is ending.

Darlin' I need you, lately I find
You're out of my heart,
And I'm out of my mind.
Let our hearts take wings'
'round midnight, midnight



All comments from YouTube:

Jean Lemenicier

I am a jazz N.O fan end fan also of Swing era….But as i didn’t like very much MJQ, i bought and heard this around midnight, and after bemsha swing, and other mysterioso. And i was big surprised :i did love it….I was fourteen years, now nearlt eighty… And it ‘s always the same pleasure. I did have à diner with Dizzy and, Kenny Clark and Thélonius(unfortunately he was in the clouds this time)In the years seventies, and after i twas jazz at midinite in the « olympia » in Paris. Great to remember.

Keren canelo

This man will never speak again

Paul Bunyan

Much love brother, from then to now and beyond . . . Big massive hugs!

Stuart k. Nelson

GREAT! THIS IS WHAT I CALL, "IT!"

Robert Burnett

Meant, no more places to be exposed to jazz or classical. Except internet. Even the talk shows use to have jazz artists.

Robert Burnett

@Joe Rogan Official please share with your young friends. No more jazz stations.

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Osvaldo Abundis

If it wasn't for the excerpt from Haruki Murakami's new novel I would have never discovered this beautiful... I don't know how to describe it.  More than a song; an experience.  

Poludjelitulipan

same here friend

Stewart Mcintosh

I saw Monk performing live at Manchester Town Hall in 1964 when I was 16 years old and to this day it is the best concert I have ever attended. Although my musical taste these days tends to be classical and opera nothing can beat the true greats. Parker ,Monk ,Coltrane and Davis.

steve miller

I too was born in '48 & was fortunate enough to hear Monk, Trane & so many other great artists in SF. Too young to get in the Workshop we did experience the intensity brought forth with memories of speaking to Trane & following Monk up Broadway in his quirky way. Cherished memories.

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