Ella Fitzgerald - Puttin' On The Ritz Lyrics




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 narrow collars
White spats and lots of dollars
Spending every dime
For a wonderful time

Now, if you're blue
And you don't know where to go to
Why don't you go where fashion sits
Puttin' on the Ritz
Different types who wear a daycoat
Pants with stripes and cutaway coat
Perfect fits
Puttin' on the Ritz

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

Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks or "umberellas"
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz

[instrumental break]

Tips his hat just like an English chappie
To a lady with a wealthy pappy
Very snappy

You'll declare it's simply topping
To be there and hear them swapping
Smart tidbits
Puttin' on the Ritz





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Ella Fitzgerald Puttin' On The Ritz Comments
  1. John Smithy

    The original was from 1930. Way back in time. Amazing the song would be remade so many times- and is still great.

  2. Fraspa

    Ella! Semplicemente grandiosa.

  3. Albino Rodriguez

    Smooooooth!!!!

  4. brahim119

    Man that voice. *THAT VOICE !!!*

  5. guillermo osorio

    excellent, without Words

  6. Imani M

    I love Ella, and Puttin On The Ritz!

  7. Mettatonyx

    i fell like i should be roaming new york looking at all the sights and at the end of the song be laughing in a booth in a bar with friends

    Daniel Ashworth

    Yeah I get that

  8. Kubulu

    Love the version Speakeases made.

  9. IRAKLI TURMANAULI

    Ella rules!

  10. Sergey S

    Классное исполнение песни Puttin' on the Ritz!

  11. Malia Laguisa

    blue and you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where fashion sits
    Puttin' on the ritz

    Different types who wear a day coat
    Pants with stripes
    And cutaway coat, perfect fits
    Puttin' on the ritz

    Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
    Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)

  12. Jazziz Café

    Love it! Thanks for share it! La Primera Dama de la Canción, Reina del jazz y Lady Ella fueron los apodos de Ella Fitzgerald, una carrera de casi 60 años en la que disfrutamos de su inmensa voz en temas como esta versión del "Puttin' On The Ritz" de Irving Berlin. El tema apareció por primera vez en la película del mismo nombre de 1930, pero lo volvió a hacer varias más, de manera especial en "Cielo azul" de 1946, interpretada por Fred Astaire con quien se asocia mucho la canción. #ClassicMonday #JazzVocals

  13. Александр Черных

    If you're blue
    And you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where fashion sits?
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Different types who wear a day coat
    Pants with stripes and cut-away coats
    Perfect fits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

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

    Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
    Walk with sticks or umbrellas
    In their mitts
    Puttin' on the Ritz

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

    Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
    Walk with sticks or umbrellas
    In their mitts
    Puttin' on the Ritz, puttin' on the Ritz
    Puttin' on the Ritz, puttin' on the Ritz

  14. Александр Черных

    If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where fashion sits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Different types who wear a daycoat,
    pants with stripes and cut-away coat
    Perfect fits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
    Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
    (super-duper)
    Come let's mix where Rockafellas
    walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
    Puttin' 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 arrow collars
    White spats and lots of dollars
    Spending every dime for a wonderful time

    If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where fashion sits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Different types who wear a daycoat,
    pants with stripes and cut-away coat
    Perfect fits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Dressed up like a million dollar trouper
    Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper
    (super-duper)
    Come let's mix where Rockafellas
    walk with sticks or umbrellas in their mitts
    Puttin' on the Ritz

  15. Cameron Dunn

    What a voice Ella

  16. Paco Gonzalez

    Woooow what a terrific version. I just love it

  17. Cameron Dunn

    Stayed at the Ritz in London could not singing Ella singing puttin on the Ritz

  18. тот который

    Geneous Irwin Berlin, 1927 written. And movie of 1930 with Garry Richman and with ORIGINAL text and supershow!

  19. mrlopez2681

    For those who don't know, "Puttin' on the Ritz" is the jazz age's much better equivalent of saying "big pimpin'"!

  20. mrlopez2681

    If my only exposure to this song (and this recording of it) was because of that 80s' Taco nonsense I would be to ashamed to admit it.

  21. RastaPoOTiS _

    Da OG shit

  22. Lynn Graham

    Never has one song been so true!

  23. Dr. Barbie Reese lady mahogany

    she speaks perfect English wind she's knot scatting

  24. *_Lisa Curly_*

    Путин - огурец

  25. isavin1730

    This music is made for faster tempo because it it supposed make you bust out dance moves. If you don't want to dance then means the tempo ain't right.

  26. Yogesh Sakhardande

    Fhhs 4th period where u at

  27. Kimberly

    Hi !! I made a cover to this song, if you could check it out it would certainly mean the world to me !! thanks ♥

  28. ••Bryana Valcarcel••

    OMG. Why did I have the Idea to clock on this video. 🤦‍♀️

  29. Farina Ggg

    If you're blue
    And you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where fashion sits?
    Puttin' on the Ritz

    Different types who wear a day coat
    Pants with stripes and cut-away coats
    Perfect fits
    Puttin' on the Ritz

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

    Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
    Walk with sticks or umbrellas
    In their mitts
    Puttin' on the Ritz

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

    Come, let's mix where Rockefellers
    Walk with sticks or umbrellas
    In their mitts
    Puttin' on the Ritz, puttin' on the Ritz
    Puttin' on the Ritz, puttin' on the Ritz

  30. Trip Lucid

    ella= always a good choice!

  31. The Angry Tank

    i thought I was going to dislike this version. how wrong I was.

  32. DOGGY DOGGY

    Jazz oh yea

  33. Planet Jupiter

    So taco ain't the original singer?

    PKBitchGirl

    LOL definitely not, it's from a 1930s film of the same name, other singers are Fred Astaire (1946)

  34. Alexi Potocki

    Fabulous

  35. Alexi Potocki

    wow the Queen . I'm in love!

  36. Anders Liljevall

    irony is that at this time she would not have been let in to the Ritz

    R. Alley

    Anders Liljevall
    Actually blacks were allowed in, for the sole purpose of performing on stage as musicians/singers. Anything other than that, nah.

    mrlopez2681

    in what time? In 1958???

    cat loran

    and the song has nothing to do with the Ritz.

    mrlopez2681

    Anders Liljevall ignorant comment. She would have been given exclusive billing on stage and commanded a QUEENLY booking fee as well as 60% of the box office. Her run would have sold out within minutes by the rich, famous and powerful with all of them genuflecting before her at the end of her performance and screaming for an encore. Anyway, "putin' on the Ritz" is the jazz age's much better equivalent of saying "big pimpin'".

    A Tuck

    @mrlopez2681 lol funny

  37. DaMidnitezorro

    beautiful woman nice voice........sounds like a white lady

    mrlopez2681

    fucking stupid people. White?????

    Scott Jones

    don't be fucking retarded, she sounds American! Lol 🇺🇸

  38. DV 8

    Those trumpets!!

  39. Zyra’s World

    this is by far the best version..

    Google Fan

    Zyra’s World Fred's version💖💖💖😍

    Gunner apple

    Taco had rythmn

  40. Richard Vaitl

    wonderful voice, wonderful person!

  41. Austarius

    Gotta say, Taco did this noicely too.

  42. Sceliphron

    Play this on 1.25 Speed - it just sounds better to me :)

    mrlopez2681

    U have got to be kidding me. Taco?!? Gag.....

    Jacqueline Phan

    OMG. You're right!!

    mrlopez2681

    Sceliphron God the level of bad taste from people today goes to show why modern pop music is so bad. 1.25 speed. Honestly.....let's give it the Taco tempo. Gag all over again.

    meshal62

    Or 0.75 - it’s just waaaaay sexier

    Preston Siegler

    Damn, you're right!

  43. Wendell Kelly

    I knew her.. She was great. My favorite singer of all time.

    LORDKIKOHO

    Wendell Kelly She sure was!

    Kirsten Easdale

    Wow, you knew her? Lucky you. One of the greatest voices of all time.

    Asy Ko

    YEA RIGHT

  44. TOTAL XxOWNAGExX

    someone post lyrics please

    cat loran

    which lyrics? the ones that disparage blacks or the ones that disparage whites? written by a jew BTW!

  45. Henry Springer

    Fortunate to see her perform once.

    Cameron Brown

    Henry Springer

  46. David Thompson

    Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in Young Frankenstein. what a hoot watching those two perform a classic !

  47. Ron Perkins

    I prefer Taco's version. Much more fun!

    Alexi Potocki

    U obviously don't know what fun is.... lol

    Alexi Potocki

    U obviously don't know what fun is.... lol

    mrlopez2681

    get the bloody hell outta here. Taco??? LMAO!!!!!

    PKBitchGirl

    The best version is the one where the video is cute hognose snakes wearing hats

    777godsboy

    Ron Perkins sophist. -_-

  48. MAYINSANTI

    The Best...............

  49. OneWeirdDude

    For some reason, this version make so much more sense than the other one.

    mrlopez2681

    OneWeirdDude the reason is because this is the genre of music for which Irving Berlin wrote it! :)

  50. tricky dick

    Fred Astaire's domain. Version in "Blue Skies" memorable.

    DOGGY DOGGY

    tricky dick I love Fred Astaire do it

  51. SophieLouise

    Ugh I was born in the wrong era. Such a good version

    aaliyahlee91

    +SophieLouise You're so right! it hasnt stopped! I want to be a successful jazz singer. my whole act is revolved around the old jazz fashion, dresses, gloves, red lips... you name it. I'm 21 and I will continue to be a jazz singer. nothing wrong with loving history!

    Zachary Harper

    +aaliyahlee91 I wish you luck. I also love jazz and think this is so much more enjoyable than Taco's version.

    Kirsten Easdale

    A great performance of a good song, is timeless.

    DOGGY DOGGY

    SophieLouise same

    Kameron Peterson

    The only reason you could hear this song whenever you want in such good quality is because you were born in this era.

  52. Graça Arnaud

    Vale a pena recordar, música e letra magníficas. Boa Noite!!!!!

    LORDKIKOHO

    Graça Arnaud Pois é!

  53. Jason Railson

    What year is this recording / version from?

    Jason Railson

    Thanks.

    aaliyahlee91

    no. Ella's version was released in 1958.

    Jason Railson

    +aaliyahlee91 Thanks

  54. Reda Mahassin

    Ma meilleur musique eternele

  55. Connor Giesbrecht

    Great song, but listening to this on headphones is not enjoyable. the bass is located all the way to the right and all the brass is on both with the solo on the right. That's just disorienting.. Whoever did this did a very poor job, sorry.

    Connor Giesbrecht

    Ah, if it's a recording of a live band that would make sense. That shows that the person automating this recording didn't do any panning (since they probably couldn't). Also, it's not very wise to assume things. On both our ends :-)

    Quirk

    +Connor Giesbrecht
    It is pretty common to record big bands with a single stereo mic from a distance, and a single mono mic on the lead vocal, hence the stereo image will match that of the room itself.

    Fury Fawk

    +Connor Giesbrecht Digital-trance-house-whatever-fruityloops-infected-kid ;)

    mrlopez2681

    Connor Giesbrecht. So it's the engineer(s) you take issue with? This is early stereophonic for recording music.....with excellent seperation. Most early stereo recordings sound 100 times better and more realistic than today. BTW....this might be in an audience-free recording studio, but IT WAS recorded live.

  56. MIRI ALONI

    THE EISHTEIN OF THE SINGERS

    Michael Crowe

    Eishtein? whats that?

    Mike Holtackers

    @Michael Crowe she's blond, michael :D

    Ramon Ramirez

    @Mike Holtackers be nice... 

    Mike Holtackers

    a tad late I'm afraid.. :D

  57. Harvey Ball

    my god this gal can sing - timing, rhythm - everything..harvey

    Mhi kl

    My fav jazz lady. Miss Ella's voice is pure gold, clear, precise, shot straight through to the heart.
    Indeed, Harvey, the lady has it all.

    Gunner apple

    Listen to taco sing this

  58. Schmesley

    Pudding on the Ritz

  59. Deven Marshall

    I've Been Waiting SO long For This Song!

  60. lonewolfhowler5315

    good, thts all you have to say this song is AWESOME! XD

  61. Smr Zak

    Pure and beautiful and quirky lol I love it.