It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
album: Track in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book
release date: 1957
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz
styles: Big Band/Swing
length: 4:16
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Val Valentin
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
tenor saxophone: Ben Webster
violin: Stuff Smith
piano: Paul Smith
guitar: Barney Kessel
double bass: Joe Mondragon
drums: Alvin Stoller
lyricist: Irving Mills
composer: Duke Ellington

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Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book cover art
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It don't mean a thing
If it ain't got that swing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)
It don't mean a thing
All you got to do is sing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)
It makes no diff'rence
If it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm
Ev'rything you got
Oh, it don't mean a thing
If it ain't got that swing
(doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah
Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah)


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rockin' in Rhythm
  • 2 Drop Me Off in Harlem
  • 3 Day Dream
  • 4 Caravan
  • 5 Take the "A" Train
  • 6 I Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues
  • 7 Clementine
  • 8 I Didn't Know About You
  • 9 I'm Beginning to See the Light
  • 10 Lost in Meditation
  • 11 Perdido
    Vinyl 2
  • 1 Cotton Tail
  • 2 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 3 Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'
  • 4 Solitude
  • 5 Rocks in My Bed
  • 6 Satin Doll
  • 7 Sophisticated Lady
  • 8 Just Squeeze Me
  • 9 It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 10 Azure