In Walked Bud - Thelonious Monk

In Walked Bud
(Thelonious Monk)

In Walked Bud
by Thelonious Monk

Poster In Walked Bud” width=

In Walked Bud ” is a 1947 jazz composition by Thelonious Monk. It was composed by Monk in honor of his friend, fellow pianist Bud Powell, and based in part on the Irving Berlin standard “Blue Skies”. Monk recorded many renditions of “In Walked Bud” throughout his career, and it has been covered numerous times by other artists.

Lyrics

In Walked bud
Dizzie, he was screaming
Next to O.P. who was beaming
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud and then they got into Somethin’

Oscar played a mean sax

Mr. Byers blew a mean axe
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud
And then the joint started jumping

Every hip stud really dug Bud
Soon as he hit town
Takin’ that note nobody wrote
Putting it down

Dizzie he was screaming
Next to O. P. who was beaming
Monk was thumping
Suddenly in walked Bud
And then they got into something

Songwriters: Thelonious Monk