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In The Mood
Words by Andy Razaf, Music by Joe Garland - 1934
Topped the charts for 13 straight weeks in 1940 in the U.S.
G     (Instrumental) - - -
A7 - Am D7
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C - G -
D7 -              Am7 G              C6 D7            G :||  (repeat)
||: G         Gdim Am7          D7 G            Gdim Am7         D7
G             Gdim Am7          D7 -             Ddim D7            G :||  (repeat)
G       (Instrumental) C               G D7 G    (repeat chorus)
Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Notice the repeats. Play: Intro, Chorus, Chorus, Bridge, Bridge, Tacet, Chorus.
(Instrumental, no lyrics)
Who's the livin' daddy with the beautiful eyes? What a pair o' lips, I'd like to try 'em for size.
I'll just tell him, "Baby, won't you swing it with me."  Hope he tells me maybe, what a wing it will be.
So, I said politely "Darlin' may I intrude."  He said "Don't keep me waitin' when I'm in the mood."

First I held him lightly and we started to dance, Then I held him tightly what a dreamy romance.
And I said "Hey, baby, it's a quarter to three, There's a mess of moonlight, won't-cha share it with me,"
"Well" he answered "Baby, don't-cha know that it's rude, To keep my two lips waitin' when they're in the mood!"
In the mood, that's what he told me, In the mood, and when he told me,
In the mood, my heart was skippin', It didn't take me long to say "I'm in the mood now."
In the mood, for all his kissing, In the mood, his crazy loving,
In the mood, what I was missing, It didn't take me long to say "I'm in the mood now."
(Instrumental, no lyrics, repeat first chorus)
Jim plays this song in a 5-string medley on YouTube (click here)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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