Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

In a Mellow Tone

1939 Duke Ellington (also known as Mellowtone
Lyrics by Milt Gabler.
Based on the 1917 standard “Rose Room” by Art Hickman and Harry Williams, which Ellington himself had recorded in 1932.

In a mellow tone
Feeling fancy free
And I’m not alone
I’ve got company
Everything’s ok
The live long day
With this mellow song
I can’t go wrong
In a mellow tone
That’s the way to live
If you mope and groan
Something’s gotta give
Just go your way
And laugh and play
There’s joy unknown
In a mellow tone

Favorite Recordings

John Pizzarelli
Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington
Buddy Rich
Coleman Hawkins
Lambert Hendricks and Ross
Rose Room – Duke Ellington