The Man I Love
Thelonious Monk Lyrics

Someday he'll come along
The man I love
And he'll be big and strong
The man I love
And when he comes my way
I'll do my best to make him stay

He'll look at me and smile
I'll understand
Then in a little while
He'll take my hand
And though it seems absurd
I know we both won't say a word

Maybe I shall meet him Sunday
Maybe Monday, maybe not
Still I'm sure to meet him one day
Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day
He'll build a little home
That's meant for two
From which I'll never roam
Who would, would you
And so all else above
I'm dreaming of the man I love

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Anyone familiar with Thelonius knows his music anytime you hear him.He has been "The Man"for a very long time and I thank you for playing this.

Robbie Borne

I had to go see him twice. He actually showed the second time. What an experience!!

Aunt Betty

I was digging him while everyone else was into the Beatles. He makes such beautiful music.

Gary Smiley

Same with me. There was no comparison- he was way ahead. I was a teenager then and it affected me socially.

Merecede Carson

In complete awe...why am I just hearing this?

Why was I only taught Bach and Mozart for piano? When I should have known about this...this genius. ❤

Antoine guérin

I have been studying and teaching Harmony and all sort of musical systems for decades, but each time I listen to Monsieur Monk, I fill stupid with my backpack full of knowledge, ever ready for a trip I will never make, just fancying what Monsieur Monk really saw, beyond the high mountains that hide us the awsom landscape of Truth. Maybe this place is over the rainbow...But, damn, what did actually he see ???????????

Eugene Sedita

He expanded tonality but did not destroy it.

Clint Jones

He just understood that you could use all kind of dissonance against the perfectly crafted harmonic framework of the tunes.

espec tro

Very true, Monk plays anoth league

Steve Dickison

just for the record: The Man I Love was not recorded for "Underground" — but 3 years later in London, 15 november 1971, with Al McKibbon and Art Blakey, the last great session of Monk's life, issued by Black Lion as The London Collection, 3 LPs.

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