Who Sang I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)? Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop/Swing
length: 5:57
double bass: Oscar Pettiford
piano: Thelonious Monk
drums (drum set): Kenny Clarke
Some other versions of "I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)"

Lyrics
Though folks with good intentions
Tell me to save my tears
Well I'm so mad about him
I can't live without him

Never treats me sweet and gentle
The way he should
I've got it bad
And that ain't good

My poor heart is so sentimental
Not made of wood
I've got it so bad
And that ain't good

But when the fish are jumpin'
And Friday rolls around
My man an' I, we gin some
We pray some, and sin some

He don't love me like I love him
The way he should
I've got it bad
And that ain't good
Yes I've got it bad
And that ain't good

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
  • 2 Sophisticated Lady
  • 3 I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)
  • 4 Black and Tan Fantasy
  • 5 Mood Indigo
  • 6 I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
  • 7 Solitude
  • 8 Caravan

  • Release information
    label: Riverside
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin