It Don’t Mean a Thing with chords
Verse 1 of It Don’t Mean a Thing with chords
Here are the chords you will be using in verses 1 and 2 of It Don’t Mean a Thing chords :
When you master those, you can follow the next tab to play verses 1 and 2 on guitar :
Remember that the chords are written above the lyrics so that you can play them at the right time. Therefore, it’s better to play while singing. Chords that are to the right of a phrase (not above a word) are played between the two phrases.
End of Verse 2 of the Duke Ellington song
Between verse 2 and verse 3 of It Don’t Mean a Thing, there is a small change.
In the last phrase of verse two, you don’t have to play the D7 chord on guitar :
Verse 3 of It Don’t Mean a Thing
To play the chorus of It Don’t Mean a Thing chords by Duke Ellington song, you need to know any four new chords :
Than, you can continue by following this tab with your guitar :
It Don’t Mean a Thing lyrics
The song It Don’t Mean a Thing chords by Duke Ellington is composed of three verses.
The structure of the lyrics is simple:
Verse 1 – Verse 2 – Verse 3
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 difference
If it’s sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm
Everything you’ve got
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It Don’t Mean a Thing history
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got That Swing) is a jazz standard composed in 1932 by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills. Ellington would be the first to record it with his big band the same year.
If Ellington’s career is very large and full of hits, It Don’t Mean a Thing chords is certainly the most famous. Transcending the sphere of jazz, this music will travel around the world and its typical refrain “Doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah, doo-ah” will enter all ears.
The song, sung in jazz by Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone or Lady Gaga, played by Louis Armstrong or Sidney Bechet, will reach Paris where it will be played by the greats of Gipsy Jazz such as Django Reinhardt or Angelo Debarre.
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