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Irving Berlin Puttin' On The Ritz Lyrics

Last updated: 09/18/2010 11:00:00 AM

Have you seen the well-to-do
Up and down park avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air

High hats and Arrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time

Now, if youre blue
And you dont know where to go to
Why dont you go where fashion sits
Puttin on the ritz
Different types who wear a daycoat
Pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits
Puttin on the ritz

Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like gary cooper

Come, lets mix where rockefellers
Walk with sticks or umberellas
In their mitts
Puttin on the ritz

------ short instrumental break ------

Tips his hat just like an english chappie
To a lady with a wealthy pappy
Very snappy

Youll declare its simply topping
To be there and hear them swapping
Smart tidbits
Puttin on the ritz

Thanks to Steve Sumner for submitting Puttin' On The Ritz Lyrics.

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Different Lyrics | Reviewer: Colin | 9/18/10

"Puttin' On The Ritz" as first published by Berlin in 1929 had different lyrics, referring to Harlem and Lenox Ave. YouTube has a clip of it from 1930 movie "Puttin On The Ritz" (stars Harry Richman) but it's in terrible shape. Same version was used in 1939 movie "Idiot's Delight" sung/danced by Clark Gable(!) which is much more intelligable, though Gable has an awful singing voice. The Park Avenue version was Berlins 1946 rewrite for Astair's "Blue Skys."

Not trying to be a lyric snob! | Reviewer: Mary | 9/30/08

But just so you know...those are completely not Irving Berlin's lyrics, they're the lyrics of the remake done by Taco ...I will send corrections when I have a minute to get all the right lyrics for this version

BBVD Fan Too! | Reviewer: Carilynn McEver | 11/28/04

I thought the midi of "Puttin' On The Ritz" was one of the better ones. You can enjoy listening to it just like a record, it was that good.
No off keys, or instruments to take your mind off the great musical composition.