Who Sang I Surrender Dear? Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 5:26
recording engineer: Rudy van Gelder
bass: George Duvivier
membranophone: Arthur Edgehill
flute: Jerome Richardson
organ: Shirley Scott
tenor saxophone: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis
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
CD 1
  • 1 The Rev
  • 2 Stardust
  • 3 Skillet
  • 4 I Surrender Dear
  • 5 The Broilers
  • 6 Willow Weep for Me

  • Release information
    label: Original Jazz Classics
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 025218665322
    script: Latin