The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162644   Message #3876433
Posted By: Jim Dixon
10-Sep-17 - 10:45 PM
Thread Name: Blue Velvet Band-songs with clothing in title
Subject: Lyr Add: TOP HAT, WHITE TIE AND TAILS (I Berlin)
Written by Irving Berlin for the film "Top Hat" (1935) where it was introduced by Fred Astaire.
As recorded by Fred Astaire

I just got an invitation through the mails:
"Your presence requested this evening; it's formal, with top hat, white tie and tails."
Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails,
Because I'm invited to step out this evening with top hat, white tie and tails.

Oh, I'm puttin' on my top hat, tyin' up my white tie, brushin' off my tails.
I'm dudin' up my shirt front, puttin' in my shirt studs, polishing my nails.
I'm steppin' out, my dear, to breathe an atmosphere that simply reeks with class,
And I trust that you'll excuse my dust when I step on the gas;
For I'll be there, puttin' down my top hat, mussin' up my white tie, dancing in my tails.