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1941, BMI
Music: Billy Strayhorn
Words: Joya Sherrill
arranged by Don 'donnie joe' Sweeney

lyrics

You should take the A train
To get to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

If you take the A train
You'll get to Sugar Hill and in a hurry

Listen, now the train's a coming
Listen hear the rails a humming

Ohh You should take the A train
To get to Sugar Hill way up in Harlem

That old black magic has me
West of the moon
Where I just arrived from the Wollys destination Harlem

Sho be do be oo be do be oo be, do be oo be, oo ee oo ee, ooee ooee,
Doo bop boo diddlywah. . . let’s take the train some day

Hurry, Hurry
Man you better Scurry scurry
Never need to Worry worry
When you take the A train

You should take the A train if you’re thinking of going up town
You should take the A train it’s the swinginest trolley around

Get this straight for it’s no freight train
Hurry, Don’t be late it might rain, it might rain

You should take the A train if you’re thinking of going up town
You should take that train boy, it’s the swinginest trolley around

That Chattanooga choo choo won’t do
And don’t take the Santa Fe
The great northern line and the southern pacific
They don’t pass this way
For the quickest way to get into Harlem
Where they're still swinging to this day
Jump on board the A train
Let’s take the train today

credits

from Live From The Junk Yard, track released September 14, 2014
Don ‘donnie joe’ Sweeney; Guitar & Vocals
Gareth Hall; Piano
Ashley-John Long; Upright Bass
Greg Evans; Drums

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donnie joe's American Swing Cardiff, UK

Swinging jazz, Witty tunes, Infectious rhythms, and Poignant songs; donnie joe's American Swing brings them all together for the best of the 30s, 40s, 50s, & 60s. Music with a beat that will surely put a smile on your face, get your toes tapping, and make you feel like dancing. ... more

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