Top Hat, White Tie and Tails Lyrics - Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Under the Stars cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Irving Berlin
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing
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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
  • 2 Have You Met Miss Jones
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 I Only Have Eyes for You
  • 2 Stormy Weather
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Home
  • 2 East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
    12" Vinyl 4
  • 1 You're Blasé
  • 2 Body and Soul