Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Mood Indigo

Words and Music Barney Bigard
Duke Ellington
Irving Mills

You ain’t never been blue; no, no, no,
You ain’t never been blue,
Till you’ve had that mood indigo.
That feelin’ goes stealin’ down to my shoes
While I just sit here and sigh, “Go ‘long blues”

Songfacts®: “Mood Indigo” was first recorded for Brunswick Records on October 15, 1930 but it has had so many arrangements that Duke Ellington said of the song, “We sometimes, or all of the time, practically have to compete with ourselves.

Favorite Recordings

Duke Ellington
Ella Fitzgerald
Frank Sinatra
Louis Armstrong / Duke Ellington