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It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
Recording sessions
1962: New York
It don't mean a thing if you can't swing
Well it don't mean a thing all you gotta do is sing
Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Give that rhythm everything you got
Don't mean a thing all you gotta do is swing

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing
Don't mean a thing all you gotta do is sing
Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
It don't mean a thing no it don't mean a thing


Don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing
Well doowah oh-oh doowah oh-oh doowah oh yeah
Don't mean a thing gotta do is swing
Well do-ah doowah oh-oh do-ah doowah oh-oh do-ah doowah
Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Give that rhythm everything you got

Don't mean a thing if you can't swing
Don't mean a thing if you can't sing
Sing your song all day long all the time
Right on time every day every way
Makes no difference sweet or hot
Give that song all you got
Swing it sing it do-ah do-ah
Oh yeah do-ah alright oh yeah
Sing a song all day long do-ah oh yeah do-ah oh yeah do-ah

(Lyrics transcription by Roger Nupie)
 
 
1971 January 8: Amsterdam (NL) Concertgebouw
2009 [2:32] CD 15 Family/Friends/French Lesson Artwork Media (US)
 
 
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