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Mel Tormé - Putting On The Ritz



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
Wide spats and fifteen dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time !

If you're blue and you don' know
Where to go to, why don't you go
Where fashion sits ?
Putting On The Ritz
Different types, who wear a day
Co-pants with stripes, and cut away
Coat, perfect fits ?
Putting On The Ritz

Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
Super-duper !

Come, let's mix where Rockerfellas
Walk with sticks, or umbrellas
In their mitts
Putting On The Ritz
Spangled gowns upon a beauty of hand-me-downs, on clown and cutie
All misfits
Putting On The Ritz
Tips his hat just like an English chappie
To a lady with the wealthy happy
Very Snappy !

You'll declare it's simply topping
To be there, and hear them swapping
Smart titbits
Putting On the Ritz (3x) !!