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

Ella Fitzgerald

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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
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

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


  • credits


    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 : 161 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

    Album Information

    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin