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I WAS IN THE MOOD (Eddy Pola / Michael Carr) Billy Cotton & His Band (vocal: Sam Browne) - 1933 Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Orch. - 1933 Hildegarde - 1933 George Hall & His Orch. (vocal: Loretta Lee) - 1933 Eddy Duchin & His Orch. (vocal: Lew Sherwood) - 1934 Emil Coleman & His Palais Royal Orch. (vocal: Jerry Cooper) - 1934 Harold White & His Orch. (vocal: Will Osborne) - 1934 I was in the mood, hmm-mmm She was in the mood, hmm-mmm And so I held her hand, she thought it grand, you understand That I was in the mood, hmm-mmm She was in my arms, hmm-mmm Love was in her eyes, hmm-mmm I tried a soft caress, she answered yes, I must confess That she was in the mood, hmm-mmm I thought that I'd better speak to her Mother 'Cause you know how mothers are When she had given her blessing Then Father said, "Now you can call me Pa" 'Cause he was in the mood, hmm-mmm To see his daughter wooed, hmm-mmm I took it like a lamb, a fool I am, I push a pram 'Cause I was in the mood, hmm-mmm ******************** ALTERNATE LAST VERSE as used in American recordings: 'Cause he was in the mood, hmm-mmm To see his daughter wooed, hmm-mmm The Preacher said "Do you?", she said "I do", and I did too 'Cause I was in the mood, hmm-mmm ******************** OPENING VERSES as recorded by HILDEGARDE: My friend told me about the night he raised his hat And how it brought him ecstasy I said, "It's funny, but something like that Once happened to me" The Moon was shining brightly, I felt rather gay He had a pair of eyes so blue It didn't start exactly that way But it ended like you 'Cause I was in the mood, hmm-mm ........... ******************** As recorded by RAY NOBLE & His Orch. with unidentified female vocalist: I was in the mood, hmm-mmm He was in the mood, hmm-mmm Of course he held my hand, I thought it grand, you understand That I was in the mood, hmm-mmm I was in his arms, ah-ho Love was in his eyes, hmm-mmm He tried a soft caress, I answered yes, I must confess That we were in the mood, hmm-mmm I thought that he'd better speak to my Mother 'Cause you know how mothers are When she had given her blessing Then Father said, "Now you may call me Pa" 'Cause he was in the mood, hmm-mmm To see his daughter wooed, hmm-mmm I took it like a lamb, the fool I am, I push a pram 'Cause I was in the mood, ah-oh I thought I'd married the son But his Father and Mother now live with me The Mother's shirking and Father's not working And won't long as things are free He's never in the mood, hmm-mmm He's nearly always stewed, oh dear This morning I got sore, now they don't live here any more 'Cause I'm not in the mood, No Sir! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - April 2017)

    


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