"It Don't Mean A Thing (if It Ain't Got That Swing)" as written by Duke Ellington and Irving / Mills....
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)


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"It Don't Mean a Thing" as written by Irving Mills Duke Ellington

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    General CommentNO ONE has posted anything about the Duke? Lame.

    The Duke > You
    spasticon April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI spose in fairness this is in theory a song meanings site and a lot of Dukes best is just about the music rather than complex lyrics.

    However that being said, so many people write messages just to say "Wow this song is Excellent! I love it and I love the band!" it is rediculous that the Duke doesnt have any.

    Everything the Duke did had that swing.
    Comrade_Liaron May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs Duke Ellington composed! I too love Ella Fitzgerald's version to it!
    Forgiveforgeton January 20, 2014   Link

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