Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Take the A Train

Words and Music
Billy Strayhorn

You must take the “A” train
To go to Sugar Hill, way up in Harlem
If you miss the “A” train
You’ll find you missed the quickest way to Harlem
Hurry, get on, now it’s coming
Listen to those rails a-thrumming all aboard
Get on the “A” train
Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem

(Duke Ellington’s signature song was written by band member Strayhorn)

Favorite Recordings

Duke Ellington
Clifford Brown
Oscar Peterson
Anita O’Day