Puttin' on the Ritz Lyrics

Ella Fitzgerald


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Irving Berlin
album: Track 18 in album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
release date: 1958
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 2:18
arranger: Paul Weston
conductor: Paul Weston
engineer: Val Valentin
performer: Paul Weston & His Orchestra
producer: Norman Granz
lead vocals: Ella Fitzgerald
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin

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
Super-duper

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

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Track Listing

  • 1 Let's Face the Music and Dance
  • 2 You're Laughing at Me
  • 3 Let Yourself Go
  • 4 You Can Have Him
  • 5 Russian Lullaby
  • 6 Puttin' on the Ritz
  • 7 Get Thee Behind Me Satan
  • 8 Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • 9 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
  • 10 How About Me?
  • 11 Cheek to Cheek
  • 12 I Used to Be Color Blind
  • 13 Lazy
  • 14 How Deep Is the Ocean?
  • 15 All by Myself
  • 16 Remember
  • 1 Supper Time
  • 2 How's Chances?
  • 3 Heat Wave
  • 4 Isn't This a Lovely Day?
  • 5 You Keep Coming Back Like a Song
  • 6 Reaching for the Moon
  • 7 Slumming on Park Avenue
  • 8 The Song Is Ended (But the Melody Lingers on)
  • 9 I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket
  • 10 Now It Can Be Told
  • 11 Always
  • 12 It's a Lovely Day Today
  • 13 Change Partners
  • 14 No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)
  • 15 I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm