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It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing

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Well, after my motion-blurred experiments yesterday, I'm coming back to normal... Anyway, looking at my photos, I realized that this shot would not be anything special if it didn't have that swing, which reminded me of the following marvelous jazz standard...

 

It Don't Mean A Thing (if it ain't got that swing)

 

Duke Ellington, Irving Mills

 

What good is 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

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've got

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing

 

Nice version with plenty of scatting by Ella:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG71yD8UUbE&feature=related

  

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Taken on May 9, 2009