Who Sang Sophisticated Lady? Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1955
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop/Swing
length: 4:32
double bass: Oscar Pettiford
piano: Thelonious Monk
drums (drum set): Kenny Clarke
composer: Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington
lyricist: Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish, Irving Mills
Sophisticated lady tryin' to change my ways
Just because you're caught in your social maze
I think it's 'bout time that you realize
Your money and your power's got you mesmerized

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Educated lady with your college degree
Amazes me why you just can't see
Learned everything from your books on the shelf
But no one ever taught you how to think for yourself

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea, sweet thing
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady take a lesson from me
I can help you be what you want to be
Together we'll see many brighter days
If it takes forever, gonna change your ways

Pretty lady, get back
Pretty lady, yea, sweet thing
Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

Sophisticated lady put your blue jeans on
You're anybody's baby when your mama's gone

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