Track Title:               Puttin' On The Ritz
Album Title:               Great Entertainers, disc 2
Prime Artist:              Fred Astaire

Written by:                Irving Berlin     (b. Israel Balin)

- words and music by Irving Berlin
- introduced by Harry Richman in the 1930 film "Puttin' On The Ritz"
- lyrics transcribed from the 1946 recording by Fred Astaire
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 narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time

Now, if you're blue
And you don't know where to go to
Why don't 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, let's mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks or "umberellas"
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz

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

You'll declare it's simply topping
To be there and hear them swapping
Smart tidbits
Puttin' on the Ritz

Lyrics Kindly Provided by Wayne