MOODY'S MOOD FOR LOVE
(Lyrics by Eddie Jefferson / female vocal on different versions by
Blossom Dearie, Betty Carter, Annie Ross, ...)
(He:) There I go, there I go, there I go
There I go..
Pretty baby, you are the soul who snaps my control
Such a funny thing but every time youíre near me
I never can behave
You give me a smile and then Iím wrapped up in your magic
Thereís music all around me, crazy music
Music that keeps calling me so very close to you
Turns me your slave
Come and do with me any little thing you want to
Anything baby, just let me get next to you
Am I insane or do I really see heaven in your eyes?
Bright as stars that shine up above you in the clear blue skies
How I worry about you
Just canít live my life without you
Baby come here, donít have no fear
Oh, is there a wonder why
Iím really feeling in the mood for love?
So tell me why stop to think
About this weather, my dear?
This little dream might fade away
There I go talking out of my head again, oh baby
Wonít you come and put our two hearts together?
That would make me strong and brave
Oh when we are one, Iím not afraid, Iím not afraid
If thereís a cloud up above us
Go on and let it rain
Iím sure our love together will endure a hurricane
Oh my baby
Wonít you please let me love you
And give a relief from this awful misery?
(She:) What is all this talk about loving me, my sweet?
I am not afraid, not anymore, not like before
Canít you understand me?
Now baby, please pull yourself together, do it soon
My soulís on fire, come on and take me
Iíll be what you make me, my darling, my sweet
(He:) Oh baby, you make me feel so good
Let me take you by the hand
Come let us visit out there
In that new promised land
Maybe there we can find
A good place to use a loving state of mind
Iím so tired of being without
And never knowing what loveís about...
James Moody, you can come on in man
And you can blow now if you want to
(Both:) Weíre through.