Album: The Healer (1989)
  • I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood for love, yes I am
    I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood for love
    I'm in the mood, in the mood, I'm in the mood for love, Lord, Lord

    Hooked on you, I say, hey, night time is the right time,
    Be with the one you love
    But night, night come baby you're so far away, away, 'way
    I'm in the mood for love, Lord, Lord I'm in the mood, in the mood, mood,
    I'm in the mood for love
    I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood, oh Lord, I'm in the mood for love

    Bonnie Raitt
    Yeah, yes, my daddy told me,
    (I know he did)
    Leave that man alone
    Yes he did
    But my daddy didn't tell me, Lord, what that man was puttin' down
    (Hmmm, puttin' down, down, down down,down)
    In the mood, baby,
    (No he didn't)
    I'm in the mood for some of your love
    (Baby)
    I'm in the mood, I'm in the mood for love
    (Oh, love, ah)
    All right John Lee, play it, play it, play it baby
    (Yeah)
    Lord love you, Bonnie Raitt

    I don't want be with no, no, no, one else
    I can't get my thrill, babe, hon', unless I be with you, you, you
    'Cause night, night time is right time
    Oh Lord, oh Lord, to be with the one you love
    I'm in the mood, in the mood baby
    Oh Lord, I'm in a mood for love
    Lord have mercy on me
    Have mercy on me, on me, on me
    Ha, have mercy on me, on me, on me,. on me
    Lord, Lord, I'm in the mood for you babe, the mood for you babe
    An' now, now, Bonnie, now Bonnie, now Bonnie
    What can I do, what can I do baby?
    (Hmm, hmm)
    I, I love you, I love you, I love you, you
    (Hmm, hmm, I hear you knock)
    I love you, I love you, Bonnie
    What can I do, what can I do?
    (Hmm, hmm, hmm, I hear you call)
    I'm in the mood
    Some of your love, some of your love, ha
    (I'm in the mood)
    Some of your love, some 'o your love
    (I'm comin' on)
    I'm in the mood, hmmm
    I'm in the mood, baby, yeah
    (ha, ha, ha)
    I'm in a mood for some love
    (No, no)

Comments: 5

  • Tom from San Antonio, TxThis duet can also be found on the Hooker album "Gold" (Disc 1) (2007 release, runtime 4:29). "The Healer" wasn't available on Rhapsody as of March 2009. And naturally, you can see them perform it together on YouTube.

    But does Anyone know whether this latest release is a reproduction of the 1990 version or the 1989 version--or a new recording? It didn't sound like a live cut...

    And in case you're a fan of John Sandford's "Prey" books, in "Broken Prey" their duet version of this song made the list of Lucas Davenport's "100 Best Songs of the Rock Era".
  • Frank from ?s?hertogenbosch, NetherlandsA year later these two people did another recording of this song (Live, from the TV production "A Tribute To Roy Orbison"). You can hear it on 'John Lee Hooker, The Ultimate Collection (1948-1990)'. This recording (1989) is good, IMHO the other (1990) is far better.
  • Enzo from Adelaide, AustraliaYea:):):)Love this album,always one of my favourites
  • Paul from Chicago, IlThis is a hard one to add lyrics for. Lots and lots of moanin & groanin. John Lee & Bonnie improvised the heck out of this but the basic message is clear.......They're in the mood!!
  • Paul from Chicago, IlJohn Lee Hooker was (on occasion) known to do just one take when recording. He preferred the true feeling of the first recording as opposed to a "rehersed" set. I think Bonnie and John Lee together made this tune sound better than ever.
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