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In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington Lyrics


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John Techwriter

If there’s new thing about getting older . . . I don’t know if this applies to you but at 72 it does to me . . . your awareness of your own mortality puts everybody else’s into perspective. Which is not to demean people who have passed on. It’s more like, within five or so years I’ll be gone but the earth will keep on turning and the birds will sing in the spring, so really, dying is not as bad when you’re old as is the idea of death when you’re young and you experience someone dying. You’ll be thinking about that person and how you’ll never see them again . . . but really it’s yourself you’re feeling sorry for.

When I hear this song by Duke, I think about him sitting in his private study in the train he used to move his band between engagements. Late into the night when his musicians were sleeping, he’d be working back there, writing scores, and composing songs like this one that made people feel in ways they never thought they could.

And for this reason, his legacy, I do not mourn Duke or Basie or the other musical titans of their time. Instead I am thankful that recording came along and their legacy inspires each new generation.

Very few of us have the gifts required to bequeath an enormous amount of healing and comfort to the world. But I know that even if I do something small, like help somebody struggling to learn English or the elements of music, that is where my untalented self can do some good. It’s comforting to know that when I’m gone, the people I worked with will still think of me from time to time.

As the poet said, no man is an island. Take a snapshot of our planet’s eight billion people and tell me of one who has not benefitted from what somebody did before, even if it was a task as menial as hammering spikes for a railway track. That is how we progress. And if we look at our lives as part of a continuum where one generation helps the next move a few inches forward, that is more realistic, and reassuring, than thinking of yourself as the end-all and be-all and that when you’re gone the universe will end. If all you do is think about yourself and your mortality, when you’re gone YOU will end. These are the thoughts you experience as you near the end of life. And that is why it is so important to leave a little something behind.



Jan Coenraats

In a Sentimental Mood I can see
The stars come through my room
While your loving attitude is
Like a flame that lights the gloom
On the wings of ev'ry kiss
Drift a melody so strange and sweet
In this sentimental bliss you make
My Paradise complete
Rose pearls seem to fall
It's all like a dream to call you mine
My heart's lighter thing since you
Made me this night a thing divine
In A Sentimental Mood
I'm within a world so heavenly
For I never dreamt that you'd be
Loving sentimental me
In A Sentimental Mood I can see
The stars come through my room
While your loving attitude is
Like a flame that lights the gloom
On the wings of ev'ry kiss
Drift a melody so strange and sweet
In this sentimental bliss you make
My Paradise complete
Rose pearls seem to fall
It's all like a dream to call you mine
My heart's lighter thing since you
Made me this night a thing divine
In A Sentimental Mood
I'm within a world so heavenly
For I never dreamt that you'd be
Loving sentimental me
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Songwriters: Duke Ellington / Irving Mills / Manny Kurtz
Songteksten voor In a Sentimental Mood © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore, Songtrust Ave



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Luna Alexander

You know, it's funny. I haven't listened to this in years - partly because it brings me back to a time in my life where I found myself without my mother, both of my grandmothers, two of my aunts - cancer's a bitch, man. And even looking at that sentence - separated with a couple of commas - I'm baffled by how short and meaningless it looks.
But I went ahead and put this on after a very late night full of discussion - right as the sun started to rise. I used to cry to this song - gut wrenching, belly and bowl-moving sobs - the kind where you hope and pray that you close your eyes and there's nothing left to open them to. No diarrhea hahaha - just pain. Teeth gnashing pain.
Two years later, and I'm drinking coffee watching the sunrise, listening to the gentle minor chords of Duke's piano caress the seeking, searching notes of Coltrane's sax. And it is bright.

Somehow it's going to be just fine.

Kyle LeClaire

Lovely thoughts, you're naturally inclined to describe your emotions in the page.

John Techwriter

If there’s new thing about getting older . . . I don’t know if this applies to you but at 72 it does to me . . . your awareness of your own mortality puts everybody else’s into perspective. Which is not to demean people who have passed on. It’s more like, within five or so years I’ll be gone but the earth will keep on turning and the birds will sing in the spring, so really, dying is not as bad when you’re old as is the idea of death when you’re young and you experience someone dying. You’ll be thinking about that person and how you’ll never see them again . . . but really it’s yourself you’re feeling sorry for.

When I hear this song by Duke, I think about him sitting in his private study in the train he used to move his band between engagements. Late into the night when his musicians were sleeping, he’d be working back there, writing scores, and composing songs like this one that made people feel in ways they never thought they could.

And for this reason, his legacy, I do not mourn Duke or Basie or the other musical titans of their time. Instead I am thankful that recording came along and their legacy inspires each new generation.

Very few of us have the gifts required to bequeath an enormous amount of healing and comfort to the world. But I know that even if I do something small, like help somebody struggling to learn English or the elements of music, that is where my untalented self can do some good. It’s comforting to know that when I’m gone, the people I worked with will still think of me from time to time.

As the poet said, no man is an island. Take a snapshot of our planet’s eight billion people and tell me of one who has not benefitted from what somebody did before, even if it was a task as menial as hammering spikes for a railway track. That is how we progress. And if we look at our lives as part of a continuum where one generation helps the next move a few inches forward, that is more realistic, and reassuring, than thinking of yourself as the end-all and be-all and that when you’re gone the universe will end. If all you do is think about yourself and your mortality, when you’re gone YOU will end. These are the thoughts you experience as you near the end of life. And that is why it is so important to leave a little something behind.

GERARD VALERY

YUP THATS GROWTH......NICE

Maxine Glenn

❤🙏🏾

Maurice Rogerson

This song let's me feel loose and carefree. I love the way the sax takes me on a journey to a celestial place.

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Acid Rant

9:19 at night, Downtown Toronto, 2022, I’m in a restaurant drinking white wine on a couch, the lights from skyscrapers glow through the windows, I’m 23 years old, I have my headphones on and I’m listening to this masterpiece. Lifes good.

Nicole Busbee

Deep ❤

RawM3at

Can't describe how good it feels to just sit back at 2 AM and closing your eyes while this song plays in the background

M

2:56am
mood

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