I Surrender Dear

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We've played the game of 'Stay away'
But it costs more than I can pay
Without you I can't make my way
I surrender, dear

I may seem proud, I may act gay
That's just a pose, I'm not that way
'Cause deep down in my heart I say
"I surrender, dear"

Those little mean things we were doing
Must have been part of the game
Lending a spice to the wooing
Oh, but I don't care who's to blame

When stars appear and shadows fall
That's when you'll hear my poor heart call
To you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

Oh, to you my love, my life, my all
I surrender, dear

I Surrender Dear
Written byHarry Barris & Gordon Clifford
Performed byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal
Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks
ReleasedJanuary 13, 2015
SoundtracksBoardwalk Empire Volume 3: Music From The HBO Original Series, 2015

First known performance:
October 26, 2014, Linz, Austria
Last known performance:
April 26, 2015, Seattle, WA
     (3 known performances)

Boardwalk Empire Volume 3 album cover.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Bing Crosby  1931 I Surrender Dear soundtrack IMDb
 Django Reinhardt  1950 Django in Rome 1949-1950 AllmusicAmazon
Nat King Cole  1952 Penthouse Serenade WikipediaAmazon
Ray Charles  1957 The Great Ray Charles WikipediaAmazon
Thelonious Monk  1957 Brilliant Corners WikipediaAllmusic
Aretha Franklin  1962 The Electrifying Aretha Franklin WikipediaAmazon
Count Basie  1966 Basie Swingin' Voices Singin' WikipediaAmazon

...and many others.

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