It Don't Mean a Thing
Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong Lyrics


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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Written by: DUKE ELLINGTON, IRVING MILLS

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Forrest George

What good is melody, what good is music
If it ain't possessin' something sweet?
Nah, it ain't the melody and it ain't the music
There's something else that makes this tune complete

Yes, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
Well, it don't mean a thing, all you got to do is sing
It makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm everything you got

Yes, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
It don't mean a thing, don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing
I said, it don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
Nah, it makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm everything you got
Don't mean a thing, boy, if it ain't that a swing



Will Finnell

1.) Duke Ellington-Singer
     Louis Armstrong-Singer, Trumpet
     Barney Bigard-Clarinet
     Trummy Young-Trombone
     Mort Herbert-Bass
     Danny Barcelona-Drums
2.) Swing
3.) 32 Bar Popular Song Form
4.) I had a different version of this same song where the trumpet player was making some extremely interesting noises using a mute, but I couldn't find any information on who was in that recording so I decided to use this recording. 



All comments from YouTube:

Music6710

2020 "It don't mean a thing, if it ain't quarantine."

RobertPayne556

Reminds me of Jungle Book for some reason...

EBK Smiley

the bear necessities the mothers natures recipes

Balázs Szabó

the song "I wanna be like you" is the exact same melody.

Logan McMillan

the Aristocats too lol

Insane Loke

wanna be like you

x0050027

Hit the road jack

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Salim Sellam

who still listening to it in 2020 ??

John Wayne

0:55 Yes!

McAnon

John Wayne, is that you?

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