In The Mood Albums Gigs Lyrics Comments


Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf, Joe Garland
Original Band
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra


Title Artist Label Type Year
Live At The Portland Arms The Soft Boys Midnight Music Authorized 1983


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Portland Arms Cambridge England UK November 01, 1978


The song is considered a 'standard' and is based on an earlier song called "Tar Paper Stomp". The Glenn Miller version is the most popular.


Mister, why'd you call up, what you doin' tonight?
Hope you're in the mood because I'm feeling just right
How's about a corner with a table for two?
Where the music's mellow and some gay rendezvous
There's no chance romancing with a blue attitude
You've got to do some dancing to get in the mood

Sister why'd you call him, that's a timely idea
Something's ringing dear, it will be good to my ear
Everybody must agree that dancing has charm
When you're in the circle with your love in your arms
Stepping out but you won't be a sweet interlude
Oh, fill the room without me, put me in the mood

In the mood, that's it, I got it
In the mood, you're in the spot and
In the mood, what a heartache
Feel alive, I get the jive, you got in that hall

Hep-hep-hep, head like a hepper
Pep-pep-pep, hard as a pepper
Step-step-step, step like a stepper
Moggin', to hug him, we're in the mood now

Mister, why'd you call up, all you needed was fun
You can see the wonders that this evening has done
My feet were so happy, 'til my honey could move
Now the light is with us and you're right in the groove
You were only hungry for some musical food
You're positively, absolutely in the mood

Sister, why'd you call him, I'm indebted to you
It all goes to show what a new rhythm can do
I've never been so happy and so fully alive
It seems that jiving, jumping is a powerful job
Swingeroo has given me a new attitude

My heart is followin' the rhythm, follow the rhythm
Follow the rhythm, follow the rhythm
Follow the rhythm, follow the rhythm
Follow the rhythm, follow the rhythm
I'm in the mood, yeah