Who Sang I Surrender, Dear? Ben Webster

Release information
Release Date: 1994-8-12
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing
length: 2:54
tenor saxophone: Ben Webster
bass: Charlie Drayton
membranophone: Denzil Best
piano: Clyde Hart
trumpet: Hot Lips Page
Some other versions of "I Surrender, Dear"

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

Tracklist
  • 1 Teezol
  • 2 Don't Blame Me
  • 3 'Nuff Said
  • 4 Tea For Two
  • 5 Woke Up Clipped
  • 6 I Surrender, Dear
  • 7 Dirty Deal
  • 8 The Horn
  • 9 Woke Up Clipped (take 1)
  • 10 Teezol (take 1)
  • 11 'Nuff Said (take 1)
  • 12 The Horn (take 1)
  • 13 Dirty Deal (take 1-2)
  • 14 Woke Up Clipped (take 2)
  • 15 Teezol (Take 2-4)
  • 16 Don't Blame Me (take 1-2)
  • 17 Tea For Two (take 1-4)

  • Release information
    label: Progressive Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin