Who Sang If Swing Goes I Go Too? Rosemary Clooney & The Count Basie Orchestra

The Count Basie Orchestra At Long Last cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998
length: 3:55
producer: John Oddo
mixer: Leslie Ann Jones
engineer: Peter Doell and Leslie Ann Jones
assistant engineer: Judy Kirschner
alto saxophone: Brad Leali
bass: James Leary
conductor: Grover Mitchell
drums (drum set): Butch Miles
guitar: Will Matthews
reeds: John Williams and Kenny Hing
solo piano: John Oddo
tenor saxophone: Gary Foster
trombone: Bill Hughes, David Keim, Clarence Banks and Alvin Walker II
trumpet: Mike Williams, Shawn Edmonds, Bob Ojeda and Scotty Barnhart
woodwind: Doug Miller and John J. Kelson, Jr.
vocal: Rosemary Clooney
solo tenor saxophone: Kenny Hing
solo trumpet: Bob Ojeda
I'm all worried I'm upset
I just heard the worst news yet
Some old fogey wants to ration swing
Says your psyche won't survive

If you dance to that jump and jive
I can't help it if I shout and sing
They can take away my breakfast
They can take away my lunch

But there's just one thing
That they can't take
That's the rhythm of the swing band bunch
I like my music

And I like it high
If I try to shake it down
Then I just wanna die
What's this talk about waltzes

Taking the place of swing
I don't like waltzes
If they cancel my soap operas
I'll make it through

They can take away most anything
But if swing goes I go too
Some think rappin' is racy
It makes them lose their minds

Me, I'll stick with Basie
They can take away the polka
That dance I'll never do
They can take away most anything

Anything and everything
But if swing goes I go too

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Just in Time
  • 2 Like Someone in Love
  • 3 Willow Weep for Me
  • 4 Lullaby of Broadway
  • 5 Old Devil Moon
  • 6 Everything Happens to Me
  • 7 I Want to Be a Sideman
  • 8 In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
  • 9 How About You
  • 10 The Man That Got Away
  • 11 Seems Like Old Times
  • 12 Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry
  • 13 It Just Happened to Happen to Me
  • 14 I Got Rhythm
  • 15 Gypsy in My Soul
  • 16 If Swing Goes I Go Too