Who Sang I Surrender, Dear? Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1957
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop/Hard Bop
length: 5:27
producer: Orrin Keepnews
recording engineer: Jack Higgins
piano: Thelonious Monk
tenor saxophone: Sonny Rollins
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Brilliant Corners
  • 2 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-Lues-Are
  • 3 Pannonica
  • 4 I Surrender, Dear
  • 5 Bemsha Swing

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