Putting On The Ritz

Words & Music:

Irving Berlin


Dm      Abdim7    Em7     A7 Dm     Abdim7    Em7 A7

Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Avenue?

F       Abdim7 C7      F                     Abdim7 C7

On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air?

A6   Bbdim7   Bm    E7       A6    Bbdim7    Bm      E7

High hats and Arrow collars, white spats and lots of dollars,

F#m            F#m7 B7    E7        A7

Spending every dime for a wonderful time!



If you're blue and you don't know where to go to,

                               A7  A7sus4  A7

Why don't you go where fashion sits?

               Dm  Bb  A7

Puttin' on the Ritz.


Diff'rent types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes,

And cutaway coat, perfect fits.

Puttin' on the Ritz.


Gm                D7             Gm    C7

Dressed up like a million-dollar trouper.

F              Dm7       Gm7  C7  F

Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

B     A7

Super duper!


Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks

Or "um-ber-ellas" in their mitts.

Puttin' on the Ritz.


Strolling down the avenue so happy.

All dressed up just like an English chappie.

Very snappy!


You'll declare it's simply "top-thing" to be there,

And hear them swapping smart tidbits.

Puttin' on the Ritz!


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