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'Tain't What You Do (It's the Way What Cha Do It)

This song is by Ella Fitzgerald and appears on the compilation album It's a Blue World (1991).

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When I was a kid about half past three
My ma said: "Daughter, come here to me"
Said things may come and things may go
But this is one thing you ought to know

Oh 't ain't what you do it's the way that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the way that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the way that you do it
That's what gets results

'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
That's what gets results

You can try hard
Don't mean a thing
Take it easy, greasy
Then your jive will swing

Oh, 't ain't what you do it's the place that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the time that you do it
'T ain't what you do it's the way that you do it
That's what gets results

You've learned your ABC's
You've learned your DFG's
But this is something you don't learn in school

So get your hip boots on
And then you'll carry on
But remember if you're tryin' too hard
It don't mean a thing

Take it easy ('T ain't what you bring it's the way that you bring it
'T ain't what you swing it's the way that you swing it
'T ain't what you sing)
It's the way that you sing it (That's what gets results)