Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
Words:Irving Berlin
Music:Irving Berlin
Performed By:  Fred Astaire (1935), Ella Fitzgerald
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Track Title:               Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails

Album Title:               Irving Berlin Songbook, disc 8
Prime Artist:              Ella Fitzgerald
Arranger:                  Paul Weston
Producer:                  Norman Granz

Written by:                Irving Berlin     (b. Israel Balin)
Orchestra:                 Paul Weston
From the Show:             Top Hat  1935 (S)


Lyrics:
I just got an invitation through the mails:
"Your presence requested this evening, it's formal
A top hat, a white tie and tails"
Nothing now could take the wind out of my sails
Because I'm invited to step out this evening
With top hat, white tie and tails

I'm puttin' on my top hat
Tyin' up my white tie
Brushin' off my tails

I'm dudein' up my shirt front
Puttin' in the shirt studs
Polishin' my nails

I'm steppin' out, my dear
To breathe an atmosphere that simply reeks with class
And I trust that you'll excuse my dust when I step on the gas

For I'll be there
Puttin' down my top hat
Mussin' up my white tie
Dancin' in my tails
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