Who Sang Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails? Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong I've Got the World on a String / Louis Under the Stars cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Irving Berlin
Release Date: 1999
length: 4:12
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
I just got an invitation through the mails:
"Your presence requested this evening,
It's formal, a top hat, a 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 and white tie and tails.

I'm putting on my top hat,
Tying up my white tie,
Brushing off my tails.
I'm duding up my shirtfront,
Putting in the shirt studs,
Polishing my nails,
I'm stepping 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,
Putting down my top hat,
Mussing up my white tie,
Dancing in my tails.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 When Your Lover Has Gone
  • 2 You're the Top
  • 3 You Turned the Tables on Me
  • 4 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 5 Little Girl Blue
  • 6 Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • 7 We'll Be Together Again
  • 8 I've Got the World on a String
  • 9 Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  • 10 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 11 You Turned the Tables on Me - Mono Master Take
  • 12 Little Girl Blue - Mono Master Take
  • 13 You Turned the Tables on Me - (alternative take)
  • 14 You Turned the Tables on Me - Alternative Take (2)
  • 15 You Turned the Tables on Me - Incomplete Takes
  • 16 I've Got the World on a String - (alternative take)
  • 17 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Incomplete Takes
  • 18 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues - Alternative Takes
    CD 2
  • 1 Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails
  • 2 Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • 3 I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 4 Stormy Weather
  • 5 Home
  • 6 East of the Sun
  • 7 You're Blase
  • 8 Body and Soul
  • 9 East of the Sun - Mono Master Take
  • 10 Body and Soul - Mono Master Take
  • 11 Stormy Weather - Alternate Take 1
  • 12 Stormy Weather - Alternate Take 2
  • 13 Stormy Weather - Incomplete Take 1
  • 14 Stormy Weather - Incomplete Take 2