Glenn Miller/David Beckingham – In the Mood (Tab)

David Beckingham – In the Mood

I’ve had a couple of half-hearted attempts at working up a version of this myself but never came up with anything that I thought really worked. Lucky for me, David nailed it and he’s kindly let me share the tab for his version with y’all.

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More from David:

The Stripper
Mississippi Blues
If I Had You
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  1. byjimini November 29th, 2009 6:37 pm

    Yes yes yes! Thanks muchly. :)

  2. cardboardfrog November 29th, 2009 9:26 pm

    this is just, as they would say on the internet ‘EPIC WIN’
    great arrangement of a great song thanks so much woodshed/ david beckingham, EPIC WIN

  3. Ron Hale November 30th, 2009 2:10 am

    Off topic, but may be of interest to some – “The no.1 website for musicians,” just released
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    Any bets on no. 1?

  4. Woodshed November 30th, 2009 9:28 pm

    byjimini: You’re welcome.

    cbf: Epic win to David indeed.

    Ron: Thanks. Wouldn’t have guessed it. Here’s a link for the curious.

  5. Tamster December 1st, 2009 3:03 am

    Thanks to both of you. This is really great.

  6. Josh Blair December 1st, 2009 3:35 am

    That is awesome. Thanks guys.

  7. Selwyn December 1st, 2009 6:21 am

    I new you could do it…..thanks Uke hunt and davey too.

  8. Griemers December 6th, 2009 2:29 am

    This is fantastic! Ever since I heard the Oscar Aleman gypsy guitar version of this, I’ve wanted to figure it out for the uke. Now I don’t have to– this is pretty much perfect. Thank you!

  9. John P. Cooper December 9th, 2009 8:47 pm

    Sounded good! Why’d you stop? I wanted to hear the rest of the ‘record’!

  10. cardboardfrog December 26th, 2009 6:27 pm

    i love this song but i think the end from bar 33 is killing me, i just can’t get my fingers in the right places or when i do, i screw up the timing! GOD DAMN YOU UKULELE! YOU HAVE TAKEN MY SANITY!

  11. Woodshed December 30th, 2009 11:34 am

    cbf: I have been there many a time. Don’t give up!

  12. SidneyTurner May 10th, 2010 11:08 am

    YES!! Discovered this website 2 days ago and am now in love. Tried this on guitar years ago and gave up.This tab seems a lot easier and sound twice as good.Big thanks to Woodshed and David.

  13. Jimmy July 28th, 2010 9:39 pm

    I know i discovered it at the beggining of june, now I’m having an uber duber fun time

  14. Woodshed August 3rd, 2010 4:16 pm

    SidneyTurner: You’re welcome.

    Jimmy: Glad to hear it!

  15. josh October 6th, 2011 5:53 am

    great tabs what a work of art

  16. jcmcgee November 1st, 2011 12:35 pm

    Fantastic bit of playing and brilliant tab, thanks for that! I think the last chord is a C 7787?

    What about a full William Tell Overture tab?

  17. john hubbard June 15th, 2012 9:06 pm

    David Beckinghams playing is great and I do wonder if has a kind of Travis picking style.I think he only uses his thumb and index finger. Perhaps someone will clarify. Whatever he uses its very effective.Its also interesting that he often favours a soprano long neck. In this way he gets the charm of the soprano sound and neck space of the concert uke.

  18. brian hill March 12th, 2013 8:08 am


    Dose anybody know what the chord progression for in the mood would be? I bought the ireal B app for my Iphone and want to use it to back me up while I play In the Mood. Thank you in advance. Brian

  19. Joe Smith May 23rd, 2013 2:57 am

    I’m a beginner and to me the tab just doesn’t seem to play the same way as the recordings sound.

  20. John Hubbard May 23rd, 2013 9:06 pm

    I can understand what you are saying.From my humble opinion try studying Davids version on U Tube. He is great at swinging his versions and sometimes the tab does not always reflect this if played straight. He also adapts a Travis alternating bass style which is again difficlt to illustrate in tab. Hope this helps Good Luck

    John Hubbard

  21. sharon August 6th, 2013 7:00 pm

    What a great swingy song. I really hope you will consider putting together the uke tabs for Stompin at the Savoy. With closed string chords to give it that swing style.

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