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Thread #151844   Message #3548396
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Aug-13 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Puttin' On The Ritz (Irving Berlin)
Subject: ADD Version: Puttin' On The Ritz (Irving Berlin)
(Irving Berlin)
Sung 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 Arrowed collars, white spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime, for a wonderful time
If you're blue and 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 cut-away coat, perfect fits,
Puttin' on the Ritz.

Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)
Come let's mix where Rockefeller's walk with sticks
Or umbrellas in their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz.

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.