Who Sang I Surrender, Dear? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
release date: 1962
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul
length: 2:47
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Russ Savakus
piano: Aretha Franklin and Ernest Hayes
background vocals: [unknown]
conductor: Richard Wess
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli
saxophone: C. Massey
trombone: Robert Ascher
violin: Bernard Eichenbaum, Charles Libove, George Ockner, Harry Katzman and Harry Lookofsky
We've played the game of 'stay away'
But it costs more than I can pay
Without you I can't make my way
I surrender, dear.

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

Those little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game
Lending a spice to the wooing
Oh, but I don't care who's to blame

When stars appear and shadows fall
Then you'll hear my poor heart call
To you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

Oh, to you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Made Me Love You
  • 2 I Told You So
  • 3 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  • 4 Nobody Like You
  • 5 Exactly Like You
  • 6 It's So Heartbreakin'
  • 7 Rough Lover
  • 8 Blue Holiday
  • 9 Just for You
  • 10 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 11 I Surrender, Dear
  • 12 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin