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'' the ''a'' train was written by?

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06/27/2014

The music for the jazz song "Take the 'A' Train" was written in 1939 by Billy Strayhorn. In 1944 lyrics were added by Joya Sherrill. It became famous after Duke Ellington adopted it as his signature song. It was also recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.