Melancholy Mood

Melancholy Mood

Melancholy mood forever haunts me
Steals upon me in the night
Forever taunts me
Oh, what a lonely soul am I
Stranded high and dry
By a melancholy mood

Gone is every joy and inspiration
Tears are all I have to show
No consolation
All I can see is grief and gloom
Till the crack of doom
Oh, melancholy mood

Deep in the night
I search for a trace
Of a lingering kiss, a warm embrace
But love is a whimsy
And as flimsy as lace
And my arms embrace an empty space

Melancholy mood, why must you blind me
Pity me and break the chains
The chains that bind me
Won't you release me, set me free
Bring him back to me
Oh, melancholy mood

Deep in the night
I search for a trace
Of a lingering kiss, a warm embrace
But love is a whimsy
As flimsy as lace
And my arms embrace an empty space

Melancholy mood, why must you blind me
Pity me and break the chains
The chains that bind me
Won't you release me, set me free
Bring him back to me
Oh, melancholy mood

And set me free
Oh, melancholy mood

Specifications

  • Writer(s): Walter Schumann, Vick R. Knight, Sr.

  • (First) Album Release: Fallen Angels
  • Released: 2016

walter schumannWalter Schumann was born in New York City in 1913. By the early 1930s, he was attending law school at USC when he abruptly quit his studies to perform in a college dance band. Eventually, the members of the band went their separate ways but Schumann continued on within the music industry, working with Eddie Cantor on Cantor's radio show, and recording with Andre Kostelanetz.

Following the outbreak of World War II, Schumann enlisted, eventually becoming the musical director of the Armed Forces Radio Service. He worked with most of the major acts of the war on all the radio shows AFRS produced during this time. After the war, he returned to Los Angeles and worked in the movie and television industry as a composer and arranger, mostly on several Abbott & Costello films. In 1949, Schumann was asked to compose a new theme for a police detective show about to make its debut on the NBC Radio network. He began his theme with a four note motif—quite possibly the second most famous four-note motif after Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Dragnet became a smash hit on the radio, and then television, and Schumann's theme quickly became instantly recognizable.

Vick R. Knight, Sr. - Composer, songwriter ("I Love Coffee I Love Tea", author, publisher and advertising executive, educated at Cleveland Prep. He originated the "March of Dimes" and "Command Performance" (Armed Forces Radio Service) radio series, and in World War II served as a sergeant in the US Army and a lieutenant in Germany. He was the president of an advertising agency and a member of the OBE (military division), the Screen Writers' Guild, and the British-American Fellowship. Joining ASCAP in 1940, his chief musical collaborators included Henry Russell, Walter Schumann, Johnny Lange and Lew Porter, and his other popular-song compositions include "Junior Miss", "Halls of Ivy", "Drink, Drink, Drink", "Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son", "Are You Listenin', Joe?", "Melancholy Mood", "I Walk Alone", "The Only Thing I Want for Christmas", "A Moment in Sorrento", "Send Me", and "Vict'ry Train".

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