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Robbie Williams | ’Puttin’ On The Ritz’ | Swings Both Ways Official Track

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Puttin’ On The Ritz, from the No.1 Robbie Williams album Swings Both Ways. Hear Robbie’s next album by following him on Spotify:


Have you seen the well-to-do?
Upon Lennox Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air

High hats and coloured collars
White spats and fifteen dollars
Spending every dime on a wonderful time

If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go where Harlem flits

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Spangled gowns upon the bevy of high browns
Down the levy all misfits

Put-tin’ on the Ritz

That’s where each and every lulu-belle goes
Every Thursday evening with her swell beaus
rubbin’ elbows.

Come with me and we’ll attend their jubilee and
See them spend their last two bits

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Have you seen the well-to-do?
Upon Lennox Avenue
On that famous thoroughfare
With their noses in the air

High hats and coloured collars
White spats and fifteen 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

Put-tin’ on the Ritz

Spangled gowns upon the bevy of high browns
From down the levy all misfits

Puttin’ on the Ritz

That’s where each and every lulu-belle goes
Every Thursday evening with her swell beaus
Rubbin’ elbows

Come with me and we’ll attend their jubilee and See them spend their last two bits

Puttin’ on the Ritz

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hazel evans 10 мая 2016 года в 20:54 43
His voice is perfect for this type of signing
Anya W 19 декабря 2013 года в 15:51 4
I wonder if Robbie knows what he's singing about? This version of the song (the original) is about going to amuse oneself by watching poor black people spend all their money trying to be something that most people thought they were not: important and cultured. A few examples: "High browns" - referred to light-skinned black people who were thought to be behaving above their station as a black person; "That's where each and every Lulu-belle goes" -  a stereotypical name for black women/black maids, since most blacks were from the Deep South and many had the double-barreled first names that are common there; "Every Thursday evening" - referred to maids' (most of whom were black) traditional day off; "From down the levee" - another reference to black people's origin in the Deep South. There's a reason why the other version is the most widely-used. Just saying.
Walter Clark 09 декабря 2018 года в 14:06
Thank you +Anya W for that insight.
Anya W 17 марта 2014 года в 14:23
+BLUESLASH13 Perhaps I'm more conscious of things like this because I'm actually black myself and my 2nd great grandmother *was* actually a maid named Lulu-Belle, lol. She was from Tennessee (her parents were slaves) and moved north to New York when she was in her 30s in the early 1920s. She would've been the exact type of person this song is about.
Anya W 17 марта 2014 года в 14:21
+BLUESLASH13 I'm sure he's only singing it because it's an iconic, vintage song. I was simply suggesting that, as he's not American, he may not be familiar with the issues/terms he's singing about (like "high browns from down the levee") and may not know that there's a very good reason why this version has fallen out of use. While I have to admit to liking the old style and sound of the original (Fred Astair's first version) myself, I also believe that just because something is vintage/original, doesn't mean it's worth glamorizing and recreating. And yes, there is plenty of disgusting music out there today, but do we want that music glamorized/recreated 60 years later? I hope not. In the same way that many people don't consider today's music offensive, people didn't find *this* song offensive when it was first made, since it was the norm to mistreat and ridicule black people. With hindsight, most of us now know better, which was why I was a bit surprised to find a modern, well-known artist singing this version of the song.
KatharineAlice 21 декабря 2013 года в 21:32
I will never be able to listen to this song in the same way again...
Alisha Galloway 18 ноября 2013 года в 21:28 21
This song has been in my life for so many years and I think Robbie has done such a spectacular job with this version! LOVE IT
nessmalone 18 ноября 2013 года в 23:45 29
Superb version!!! Robbie is AWESOME!!!
Graham Crawford 12 июля 2017 года в 21:17
nessmalone I
Deborah Lufi 11 февраля 2017 года в 14:55
mua me pelqen shume.
lilianna2507 24 ноября 2013 года в 16:41 5
i've wanted Robbie to cover this song!!great!!
Ingrid RPWilliams 23 ноября 2013 года в 08:29 3
I love it!
Adam Pajkowski 12 ноября 2014 года в 12:35 14
It's about time someone did a modern recording of this, styled after the 1930 original! I was sick of seeing the Taco version
Gaisak Derderian 10 декабря 2017 года в 20:01
Adam Pajkowsk
Kaye Larroza 10 апреля 2014 года в 19:22 7
My P.E dance teacher did a dance for us and we made a dance routine with the class! It was so fun! It was for our topic, world war 2. We loved the song and Robbie William!!! ♥️♥️😱😂😄
UNSUBSCRIBE !!! 23 августа 2014 года в 09:30
+Sassylollipop 189  i watched your vid and i read the comments and yeah
UNSUBSCRIBE !!! 23 августа 2014 года в 09:08
+Sassylollipop 189 i know.
UNSUBSCRIBE !!! 23 августа 2014 года в 08:20
+Sassylollipop 189 ehhh Sahel
Chef Excellence 23 августа 2014 года в 04:28
yeah im john
UNSUBSCRIBE !!! 19 августа 2014 года в 07:25
+groudonrubyface omg same, do you go to james cook?
Andrea Pereyra 16 декабря 2013 года в 00:00 12
this new CD makes me want to dance all day. I LOVE IT!
cookdenmark 21 февраля 2016 года в 20:20 9
love this song and I think Robbie makes a fantastic cover. Bravo!!!
Oliver DuBois 20 ноября 2013 года в 21:21 9
In my opinion, its better than the Original song!
Cᴜʀsᴇᴅ 02 марта 2014 года в 19:56
I agree, mainly because it is sung slightly more smoothly.
Ken Allen 28 марта 2016 года в 14:06 13
Robbie you gotta bring swing music back ! I bet everyone would download your songs and buy the albums
S. Nob 23 ноября 2013 года в 23:44 3
it is so perfect <3
dawnlightening 01 декабря 2013 года в 18:33 2
Beautifully clear enunciation.
dee dender 28 ноября 2013 года в 13:52 4
This is better than the original - well done Robbie !
Szabolcs Veréb 20 ноября 2013 года в 16:44 2
Cool!!! :D
Aukie van Gameren 18 ноября 2013 года в 10:46 8
Xplications 02 декабря 2013 года в 16:28 1
Where can we get a backing track for this!?
SecretHanae 15 января 2014 года в 19:44 2
Feels like a musical I would want to watch.
SAEKI571 17 января 2014 года в 16:20
yo tambien quisiera T_T
Enrico Satria 04 февраля 2014 года в 15:03 3
oh man RW on the Swing Jazz it just get even better :D
J 26 ноября 2013 года в 16:35 5
I really like his cover!
Melissa C 09 февраля 2018 года в 17:24 0
Omg this is In my dance club and its amazing! 💕💕💕💕👌👌👌
Emma Uzzell 23 февраля 2014 года в 11:17 3
My dance school is doing a troupe to this song and I am the main 1 in it!!! Love you Robbie Williams!!!!!
Abbey Conroy 22 ноября 2013 года в 17:46 1
Literally in love with this💕
lfarfel 09 января 2018 года в 02:20 1
these lyrics were WAY too RACIST for 1930s. and it was the reason they were changed. but i guess they are fine for Mr Williams. interesting.... shame on him
Macey Harper 25 сентября 2018 года в 00:31
lfarfel Can you answer how it was racist? I honestly don’t know. I would like to know though.
diane4679 21 ноября 2013 года в 12:10 1
Perfection !!
Oliver Silva 23 ноября 2013 года в 02:01 2
Second version that I like it, first with "Club des belugas"
1962HILTON 18 февраля 2014 года в 03:50 1
I honestly prefer to hear and see Fred Astaire...
Patch Spence 24 декабря 2013 года в 16:36 1
Putting on the Ritz Lol love it 
Natasha Taylor 14 марта 2014 года в 06:13 4
Gene Wilder sent me here.
Flintasdf 25 декабря 2013 года в 19:05 1
Great! Look forward to his concert
Marilu Rial 06 мая 2014 года в 00:29 3
van dong nguyen 08 января 2014 года в 09:02 1
Awesome... O.o.o.O
adriciscute3 20 декабря 2013 года в 14:24 7
I was excited to hear him do this, love his swing covers. However he chose to cover the original version... historically this is the racist version so I was annoyed he chose THIS version over the more common one. Ignoring that, its a good cover! Its just a shame I know too much about this song...
Paul Bundy 29 января 2018 года в 02:29
Leave it to a Russian Jewish immigrant to write a song satirizing wealthy White Anglo-Saxons who would laugh at impoverished African Americans from Harlem, which is where the song is set.
WereWeed 19 октября 2017 года в 03:37
Wasn't this version also more of a satire than simple direct racism as well? Like it was more aimed at the high class white who spend their time and money laughing at the poor who are simply trying to emulate a high life they can never achieve?
Typical Lib 03 октября 2017 года в 20:09
Tacoma version everyone covers has literal blackface, and you call this the racist version?
Angela Friedemann 15 июня 2017 года в 23:11
Why do you think this is a racist version? I didn't hear one offending word...
And why should someone want to do a cover version of a cover version?
Caocao8888 04 января 2017 года в 14:17
Smart? Certainly you're joking...
Molly Fairhurst 07 ноября 2014 года в 21:57 1
I liked this but I felt it was not "brassy" enough for this song. I'm doing this in music looking at females of classic swing and I feel like this isn't as good as the original
Hans Gruber 24 сентября 2014 года в 17:22 2
young Frankenstein  
Elizabeth Alarcon 08 мая 2015 года в 12:13 2
dDarklegend 22 июля 2017 года в 13:41 1
This should make it to Fallout 5 :)
selfaware100 11 мая 2016 года в 20:04 1
Great, as usual....
Krzysztof Rzepniewski 28 января 2015 года в 10:15 1
Elaine Kruit 05 мая 2014 года в 22:04 1
I love u ❤️ im 13 and people Find it weird that i like ur music and stuff. 😁 but i have been yesterday to your concert ! In Amsterdam ! Im dutch 😜 YOUR THE BEST !!!😍😍😍😍❤️❤️
jvdesuit1 18 ноября 2014 года в 14:11 1
Difficult to beat Fred Astaire M. Williams!
ANNIHILATE TERRORISM 07 января 2019 года в 23:30 0
its allright, not perfect by far though..
Nexus Virus 31 октября 2018 года в 18:42 0
at first i thought ever i hate him... but hes perfect for swing... he culd be the modern sinatra...
Jammy 25 августа 2018 года в 05:53 0
So glad swing is making a revival. Modern music is shit. Except for metal and electro swing. And normal swing
Sam Jones 06 декабря 2013 года в 18:03 0
You are all forgetting the young frankenstein version!! now thats the best version
Gamer123 19 декабря 2013 года в 20:05 0
I really love this song and get crazy when I hear Robie singing this!Wonderful!
Annie Vu 28 ноября 2013 года в 13:08 0
New breeze! I prefer Fred's version though.. this is a little too fast.
Maria Rosaria Broggi 16 декабря 2013 года в 07:45 0
Nothing else matters!!!!
Kris Mckechnie 26 ноября 2013 года в 20:32 0
Love this song. I cant help anytime i hear it though think of Young Frankenstein 
cerys letts 06 декабря 2013 года в 22:24 0
I love his voice though ......
andrew brown 08 декабря 2013 года в 18:55 0
refreshing change...well done Robbie
Maggie Snyder 18 апреля 2018 года в 15:52 0
1:48 WOAH
Josephine Appleby 02 июля 2018 года в 19:06 0
Brigita Obložinská 06 марта 2014 года в 19:04 0
Fajn. Ahoj Rob()!
Anwyll Music 07 апреля 2016 года в 13:14 0
Freak! There is so many lyric versions for this song. I need one that I must learn for my choir!
Laila Gem 05 мая 2014 года в 09:53 0
Doin my dance show in June and people are gonna video us and make a DVD and call it puttin on the Ritz!
Emma Uzzell 23 февраля 2014 года в 11:16 0
My dance school is doing a troupe to this song love you Robbie Williams!!!!!
Laila Gem 05 мая 2014 года в 09:55 0
Me friend dani loves Robbie Williams she's been to concerts!
Dark Clefita 26 июля 2015 года в 10:13 0
Y de repente me hago fan de Robbie Williams.
sophie mclean 13 декабря 2013 года в 18:42 0
<3 <3
Hans Wurst 02 февраля 2016 года в 13:45 0
does anyone have drum tabs for this song?
Stefanie Böhm 23 апреля 2014 года в 08:51 0
So looking forward to seeing him perform live at the London O2!! :)
Cezary K 01 мая 2014 года в 20:52 0
OK, but Pasadena Roof Orchestra with Langton & Galloway wins
1highlanddancer 30 апреля 2014 года в 22:04 0
I do a tap dance to this! I love it soooooo much!:)
Mona R. 07 декабря 2013 года в 21:38 0
Terje Gillebo 21 декабря 2013 года в 23:33 0
he is an big entertainer..  and  he  doing  this  version so  good --.:)
sabrina ambasciano 15 февраля 2016 года в 00:04 0
my love
Claude Lacher 19 января 2014 года в 19:17 0
Still prefer Fred Astaire's version
Meg Hamilton 18 марта 2014 года в 18:46 0
Playing this for my grade 3 violin!
Mike Holtackers 17 марта 2014 года в 19:30 0
this deserves more views... goddeamnit!
Ramón Cervantes Barraza 23 февраля 2017 года в 17:16 0
WAY better than the original
Gaisak Derderian 10 декабря 2017 года в 19:59 0
Josephine Appleby 19 марта 2015 года в 09:22 0
love it !!!
Gianpaolo Gallian 07 мая 2014 года в 13:39 0
Che performance straordinaria!
Alexander Engler 04 июля 2017 года в 16:43 0
Sensationell ! !
Dorian Cross 09 июня 2015 года в 16:05 0
Lulu Belle!
Mon amis.
kat burnip 09 мая 2014 года в 01:43 0
Belongs in the trash 17 марта 2016 года в 01:43 0
Shouldn't it be park avenue?
Bunny (∞) 24 июня 2016 года в 18:58
The original lyrics (Irving Berlin, 1929) cite Lenox Avenue. The song is particularly well-associated with Fred Astaire who recorded two versions, one in 1930 which uses the same lyrics and the second, more well-known version in 1946 for the film _Blue Skies_, for which Berlin revised the lyrics to refer to Park Avenue.
Bob Wells 23 июня 2017 года в 22:24 0
We are practicing to do a foxtrot to this version instead of walking down the isle at our wedding next month. None of the guests know that we're doing it.
Speaking Jacksonese 14 января 2017 года в 02:57 0
Lord Lucifer 31 декабря 2014 года в 11:30 0

Mr Mason 14 октября 2017 года в 16:04 0
I like the original better
Patrick Noth 16 января 2019 года в 19:29
I prefer this version:)
HaZeL Rutherford 16 октября 2014 года в 16:37 0
It's orgasmic
Professor Pineapple 10 июля 2017 года в 16:30 0
the Live version (on YT) is awesome !!!
Sid Fernandez 13 июня 2014 года в 05:58 0
Tarek Mebarki 18 ноября 2013 года в 15:03 1
Great music
Geoff the shark 01 декабря 2017 года в 17:04 0
Robbie Williams is such a twat.