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Newark Academy-It Don’t Mean a Thing

Newark Academy performs “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” as part of the 2019 Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

AIRED: June 09, 2019 | 0:04:28
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TRANSCRIPT

One, two.

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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 difference if it's sweet or hot ♪

♪ Just keep that rhythm, give it everything you got ♪

♪ 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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[ Scatting ]

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♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

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♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

♪ It makes no difference if that rhythm's sweet or if it's hot ♪

♪ Just keep that rhythm, give it everything that you got ♪

♪ 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 ♪

♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

♪ Doo wah, doo wah, doo wah, doo wah ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

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