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IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING) (Duke Ellington / Irving Mills) Duke Ellington & His Famous Orch. (vocal: Ivie Anderson) - 1932 Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orch. - 1932 The Mills Brothers - 1932 Lionel Hampton & His Orch. - 1939 Mary Ann McCall - 1954 Rosemary Clooney - 1956 June Christy - 1958 Chris Connor - 1960 Ernestine Anderson - 1960 Mavis Rivers - 1961 Nina Simone - 1962 Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - 1962 The Rooftop Singers - 1964 Joe Williams - 1966 Teresa Brewer - 1973 Alice Babs - 1973 Carol Sloane - 1978 Anita O'Day - 1978 Salena Jones - 1982 Helen Shapiro & Humphrey Lyttleton - 1985 Carmen McRae & Betty Carter - 1987 Cleo Laine - 1991 Barbara Hendricks - 1995 Dr. John - 2000 The Puppini Sisters - 2008 Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - 2014 Also recorded by: Gloria Smyth; Pat Donohue; Eva Cassidy; George Melly; Donna Bryne; Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers; Julie Budd; Sheila Jordan; Deborah Brown; Francine Griffin; Tracey Lyons; The Swingle Singers; Jane Horrocks; Chet Atkins, Ella Fitzgerald ........ and many others. It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing (Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It don't mean a thing, all you got to do is sing (Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or hot Just give that rhythm ev'rything you've got What good is a melody, what good is music If it ain't possessin' something sweet It ain't the melody, it ain't the music There's something else that makes the tune complete It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing (Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It don't mean a thing, all you got to do is sing (Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) It makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or hot Just give that rhythm ev'rything you've got It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing (Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah) (Contributed by boB Cartlidge / Bette Carl - May 2002) (Updated by Mel Priddle - March 2017)

    


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