"By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don't want the rhythm to hog the spotlight."-- Glenn Miller
In The Mood, words and music by Joe Garland in 1939, was arranged and performed by the Glenn Miller Band.
YouTube In The Mood
The song itself is a great workout!
In The Mood (Cover)
Chords to In The Mood and My Chord Breakdown
G Who's the livin' daddy with the beautiful eyes? G What a pair of lips -- I'd like to try 'em for size. C I'll just tell him, "Baby, won't you swing it with me?" G Hope he tells me "Maybe" -- what a wing it will be. D7 So I said politely, "Darlin' may I intrude?" Am7 G Gdim Am7alt D7 G6 D7 He said don't keep me waitin' when I'm in the mood." G F# First I held him lightly and we started to dance; G Then I held her tightly -- what a dreamy romance! C F# And I said, "Hey, baby, it's a quarter to three... G There's a mess of moonlight, won't you share it with me?" D7 "Well," he answered, "Baby, don't you know that it's rude Am7 G Gdim Am7alt D7 G6 D7 To keep my two lips waitin' when they're in the mood?" Interlude: G Gdim Am7 alt Cdim In the mood -- that's what she told me, G Gdim Am7 alt D In the mood -- and when she told me G Gdim Am7 alt D7sus4 In the mood -- my heart was skippin'; D7 Fdim D7 Gdim D7 G It didn't take me long to say, "I'm in the mood now." G Gdim Am7alt Cdim In the mood (oh joy) for all her kissin', G Gdim Am7alt D In the mood (oh joy) her crazy lovin', G Gdim Am7alt D7sus4 In the mood (oh boy) what I was missin' -- First Time: D7 Fdim D7 Gdim D7 G It didn't take me long to say "I'm in the mood now." Instrumental Break: G - G/B - Em Fm7 - G D - Am7 - D7 Am7alt - G Last Time: D7 Fdim D7 Gdim D7 G It didn't take me long to say "I'm in the mood now."
C = CG/CEG
D7 = DF#C/DF#A
C6 = C/ACEG
Eb7 = Eb/BbDbEbG
G6 = G/BDEG
D11 = D/ACEG
G dim = Bb/C#
D7-9 = D/CEbF#B
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