Ride cymbal in a jazz band's beat, Its sound so crisp, so clear, so neat. With every tap, it brings the swing, A steady rhythm, makes you sing.
It dances in the air with grace, A subtle accent in its pace. Its sound soars high and never ends, A vibrant pulse that bends and bends.
So here's to the ride cymbal's art, A vital part of jazz from the start. Its sound so pure, its rhythm tight, A musical delight, day and night.