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IN THE MOOD Words & Music by Andy Razaf & Joe Garland, 1939
        Recorded by Glenn Miller,
   alt lyrics recorded by The Andrews Sisters 
   and then later this version by Bette Midler with modern lyrics and a lot of freeform 

(The key to this song is the swinging beat that carries thru to the lyrics too.)


[Intro]
N.C.
Jumping with my boy, Sid right here in the city.

Don't you know that is was grand?( Really grand, so grand).
A7
And then you came along, then you came along, boy.
Am7                        D7
And sang your groovy song, sang a song and I asked:

[Verse 1]
A
Mr. Whatchacallem, whatcha doing tonight?

Hope you're in the mood because I'm feeling just right.
D
How's about a corner with a table for two?
A
Where the music's mellow is a gay rendezvous.
E7
There's no chance romancing with a blue attitude.
 Bm7       A             D6                 F7  E7 A6
(You know you got to do some dancing to get in the mood.)

[Verse 2]
A
Mr. Watchacallem, I'm indebted to you.

You're here. It goes to show what good influence can do.
D
Never felt so happy or so fully alive.
A
He's a jam a jumpin', it's a powerful jive!
E7
Swing-a-roo is giving me a new attitude.
 Bm7      A          D6             F7  E7 A6
(My heart is full of rhythm and I'm in the mood.)

[Chorus 1]
A           Adim  Bm7             E7b9
In the mood (oh boy) be mine forever.
A            Adim  Bm7                   E7b9
In the groove (that boy) and leave me never.
A          Adim  Bm7                  E7b9
In the mood (oh joy) give me some kissing.
    E7            Edim                  E7 F7  E7 A
You know it won't be long before you're in the mo-od!

[Chorus 2]
A            Adim  Bm7               E7b9
Don't be rude,(oh boy) I love you madly.
A              Adim  Bm7                   E7b9
It's up to you, (oh boy) I'll take you gladly.
A             Adim  Bm7              E7b9
Love is blind, (oh boy) my vision's hazy.
   E7             Edim            E7 F7  E7  A
It didn't take me long to say I'm in the moo-od!

[Scat]
N.C.
Do ba do ba do bop boo (da da day).
N.C.
Ba da-n-da da-n do da-n do day (dah)

A
Who's that guy with the beautiful eyes?
A
An look at those lips, I'd try 'em for size.
N.C.
(Hey!)    Swing with me! 
(hah) What a wing it'd be!
(hay) May I intrude? 
It's time to dance and I'm in the mood!
Oh, hold me darling,   
let's dance. (huh)
What a dreamy romance. (Hah)
It's a quarter to three. (hoo)
There's a mess-o-that moon.(huh)
Let's share it with me. (huh)
You know, I think it's rude
to keep me this way when I'm in the mood.
I'm in the mood,         
in the groove!
In the mood,       ah, ah, ah!

Man-oh-man, wow!
Like, you really got me lookin'. (oh)
Oh, and you really got me cookin', (oh!)

My heart went flip, (my heart went flip) 
my brain went skip. (my brain went skip)
I said c'mon,  (c'mon), c'mon, (c'mon), c'mon,   c'mon c'mon c'mon.

[Chorus 3]
A           Adim  Bm7              E7b9
I'm hot now! Oh boy!  I love you madly!
A         Adim  Bm7                   E7b9
Right now! Oh boy!  I'll take you gladly!
A         Adim  Bm7         E7b9
Tight now! Oh boy! I'll be in!
   E7       Edim    E7 F7  E7   A
And now I'm really in the mood, Fo-or!

N.C.
Rompin'!  ----  Stompin'! ----   Smokin'!
Why don't we go somewhere and smooch, boy?

[Chorus 4]
A           Adim  Bm7    E7b9
It's got to be right    now! (oh boy)
A           Adim  Bm7   E7b9
It's gotta be right    now! (oh boy)
A           Adim  Bm7    E7b9
It's got to be right    now! (oh boy)

A
I'm only saying that it didn't take me long, (noo)

didn't take me long, (noo)

didn't take me long (noo)

 A
 to say I'm in the mood. 
 A
(who the guy with the beautiful eyes?)

N.C.
Your flat foot floozy wants a (good boy!)

            
            
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