Take The A Train

Swing era classic used as the theme for the Ellington Orchestra

Composed by Billy Strayhorn
Year 1939
Length 32 bars
Time 4/4
Style Swing
Common Key C


Chord chart for the jazz standard Take The A Train


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-humming

All aboard, get on the A train
Soon you will be on Sugar Hill in Harlem