Puttin' On The RitzWords & Music by Irving Berlin
Recorded by Fred Astaire, 1946
From the 1930 film of the same name
D Fdim Em7 A7 D Fdim Em7 A7 Have you seen the well-to-do up and down Park Av - e - nue? F Fdim C#7 C7 F Fdim C#7 C7 On that famous thoroughfare with their noses in the air, A6 Gdim Bm7-5 E7 A6 Gdim Bm7-5 E7 High hats and Arrow collars white spats and lots of dollars, F#m F#m7 B7 C7 A7-9 A7+5 A7 Spending every dime for a wonderful time. Dm A7 Dm Gdim Dm A7 If you're blue and you don't know where to go to, Dm Gdim A7 Bm7-5 A7 Dm F#m Bb9 A7 Why don't you go where fashion sits? Puttin' on the Ritz. Dm A7 Dm Gdim Dm A7 Different types who wear a day coat, pants with stripes Dm Gdim A7 Bm7-5 A7 Dm Bb D7 And cutaway coat, perfect fits, puttin' on the Ritz. Bridge: Gm A7 Fdim A7 Dm Strolling up the av - e - nue so happy, F Dm7 Gm7 C7 F Bb9 A9 All dressed up just like an English chappie -- very snappy! Dm A7 Dm Gdim Dm A7 Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks Dm Gdim A7 Bm7-5 A7 Dm Bb D7 Or "umber-ellas" in their mitts, puttin' on the Ritz. Bridge 2: Gm A7 Fdim A7 Dm Dressed up like a million dollar trouper, F Dm7 Gm7 C7 F Bb9 A9 Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper) Dm A7 Dm Gdim Dm A7 You'll declare it's simply topping to be there Dm Gdim A7 Bm7-5 A7 And hear them swapping smart tid - bits -- Dm Bb9 A7-9 Puttin' on the Ritz, A9 Dm Bb9 A7-9 A9 Dm Gm6 D6/9 Puttin' on the Ritz, puttin' on the Ritz!