Puttin' On The Ritz

Words & 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.


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!

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