Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dancing Away for Halloween


For Halloween, have a Fred Astaire night all!
I be dressing up like Twiggy is here and dancing to "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.

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, lets mix where Rockefellers
Walk with sticks or umberellas
In their mitts
Puttin' on the Ritz.

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



Irving Berlin, 1929
See Fred Astaire sing and dance to this song in "Blue Skies", 1946
You'll find that movie HERE on Netflix

Below is a video of that song and dance, to get your inspired!

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And for fun, here's a cute 'puppet' animation version:

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