Track Title:               Sing Me A Swing Song (And Let Me Dance)
Album Title:               The Early Years - Part 1, disc 1
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald

Written by:                Stanley Adams
Written by:                Hoagy Carmichael     (Hoagland Howard C.)
Orchestra:                 Chick Webb     (William Henry W.)


Lyrics:
Give me a song that's robust
Feeling the way I am
Any old band'll go bust
If it ain't got that jam

When a body needs a body
On the ballroom floor
Then a body asks a body
"What's a swing band for?"

Oh baby, I don't want you
To croon soft and mellow
Let me warn you in advance,
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

Oh baby, I don't want
Any moon, bright and yellow
You can have your sweet romance
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

Mr. Trombone, play some corn
I ain't carin' what notes
Mr. Trumpet, grab a horn
Brother, give me hot notes

Oh baby, I don't want
Any tune, on a cello
Give the rhythm men a chance
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

{instrumental interlude}

Let me warn you in advance,
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

You can have your sweet romance, just
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

Mr. Trombone, play some corn
I ain't carin' what notes
Mr. Trumpet, grab a horn
Brother, give me hot notes

Oh baby, I don't want
Any tune, on a cello
Give the rhythm men a chance
Sing me a swing song and let me dance

Ol' Chick Webb is beatin' it out
Makes me feel like I want to shout
All the boys are ready to prance, so
Sing me a swing song and let me dance


Transcribed by Todd Peach {todd@thepeaches.com}


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