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PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ - BEST OF TACO LYRICS

  1. Puttin' On The Ritz (4:36)
  2. La vie en rose (4:45)
  3. Cheek To Cheek (4:45)
  4. After Eight (3:28)
  5. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (3:42)
  6. Winchester Cathedral (4:12)
  7. La chambre separée (A media luz) (3:18)
  8. Singin' In The Rain (4:45)
  9. Living In My Dreamworld (3:06)
  10. You Are My Lucky Star (3:07)
  11. Let's Face The Music And Dance (3:29)
  12. Taco's Charleston (Medley)
    - Original Charleston (0:50)
    - An Oldies Trip (1:17)
    - Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1:10)
  13. Superphysical Resurrection (3:37)
  14. Got To Be Your Lover (3:34)


PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ (Irving Berlin)

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 cutaway coat perfect fits
Puttin' on the Ritz
Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)
Come let's mix where Rockefellers walk with sticks or um-ber-ellas 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

[Repeat 1st verse]

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper
Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper (super duper)
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
Puttin' on the Ritz
Puttin' on the Ritz
Puttin' on the Ritz

(Down-town, up-town, get your kicks at the Ritz)
(Dine 'n' wine, but not 'til nine, the time is right for us to tonight)
(We can move, move to the rhythm, you can)

(Move...dance to the rhythm, nice and easy)

(I wantcha to move)

(Puttin' it on, puttin' it on, puttin' it on, puttin' it on the R - I -T - Z, how 'bout you and me, says)

(Gotta dance...) (Gotta dance)

(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...)

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LA VIE EN ROSE (Edith Piaf/Ralf-Maria Siegel/H. Doll/Louiguy)

[some French stuff]

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CHEEK TO CHEEK (Irving Berlin)

(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)
(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)

Heaven, I'm in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven (cheek to cheek), I'm in heaven (cheek to cheek)
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek (cheek to cheek)

Oh, I love to climb the mountain, and to reach the highest peak
But it doesn't thrill me half as much as dancing cheek to cheek
Oh, I love to go a-fishin', in a river or a creek
But I don't enjoy it half as much as dancing cheek to cheek

Dance with me, I want my arms about you
The charm about you will carry me through to
Heaven (cheek to cheek), I'm in heaven (cheek to cheek)
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak
And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek (cheek to cheek)

[Repeat previous verse]

I don't wanna climb no mountain, I don't wanna swim no creek
All I ever wanna do with you honey is dance cheek to cheek

Dance with me, I want you to dance

(Cheek to cheek)

(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)
(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)
(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)
(Chichi con c-con con chichi chichi con c-con)
(Now ain't it sheik to dance cheek to cheek)
(Says that a freak won't dance cheek to cheek)
(You pull real close to the one that you love)
(Slide and glide, side to side, through the night)

(Now Freddy took his Ginger, and Judy took her Gene)
(Now they will show the world how to dance some steam)
(So, come on now and try it, a good time's guaranteed)
(Just slide away to the tune today 'cause, man, that's what we need!)

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AFTER EIGHT (John David Parker-Tanja/Werner Lang/Taco Ockerse)

After eight, a rendezvous with Kate
She works late, I've had a hard day watching color TV
After nine, I plan a tease, then dine
Tonight I'll tell her the words she longs to hear
Tonight I'll make it clear

Kate works each day nine-to-five, serving with true dedication
She serves you sodas, and ice creams, and pizzas, and chilis, and burgers - all kinds! - and tacos to (dig)

Kate works each day nine-to-five, serving with true dedication
She serves you sodas, and ice creams, and pizzas, and chilis, and burgers - all kinds! - and tacos too (yeah)

After ten, after dessert, my plan
Is to dance the latest steps they do at the local palais
After twelve, the atmosphere's just swell
Kate pulls a credit card and I grab her coat
Tomorrow's another busy day

Kate works each day nine-to-five, serving with true dedication
She serves you sodas, and ice creams, and pizzas, and chilis, and burgers, and tacos, and French fries (divine)
(Eat and feel fine)
(My favorite hangout serves extra grow time) ???
(So c'mon Kate, don't stay 'til eight)
('Cause you're my date)
(Now tell me whattaya got to eat for me, oh Kate)
(Don't make me wait)
(Not after nine, I says)
(You are my appetite, oh K - A - T - E)
(You do to me, why girl)
(You stuff me and I can't take no more)
(Man, five cheeseburgers are too much)
(What more, I can't dance)
(Katie baby, why don't we make love instead of food)
(I'm ten pounds overweight already and I'm growin' a new roll each day)
(Kate)

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW (Arlen/Harburg)

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops that's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow, why then, oh why can't I

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why can't I

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WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL (Geoff Stephens)

Winchester Cathedral
You're bringin' me down
You stood there and watched as
My baby left town

You could've done something
But you didn't try
You didn't do nothing
You let her walk by

Now everyone knows just how much I need her, that girl (are you that girl)
She wouldn't have gone far away if only you'd started ringing your bell

Winchester Cathedral
You're bringin' me down
You stood there and watched as
My baby left town

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LA CHAMBRE SEPARÉE (A MEDIA LUZ) (E. Donato/John David Parker-Tanja/Werner Lang/Taco Ockerse)

Contessa, of Tridessa
Frequented clubs of bad taste
In disguise she mine the hunter (???)
Only to play with her brain

Her husband at home without a notion
Led a dull, secluded life
Tell the night he ???
Now he hunts her night and day

Trivialities and fate, with a pinch of spice and vice
Has changed the lives of small and great

La chambre separée, that lusty hideaway
Has many little secrets who tell of yesterday
Some trivial, some trite, some oo-la-la's in white
Some rendezvous made history or ended in a fight

Napolean Bonaparte
Was fooled, went out on a spree
Girls amused him in the chamber
There was no way he could flee

His generals, ??? conspired
France was ready for a little break
They dethroned their ruler
Locked in the gwudarufay (???)

Trivialities and fate, with a pinch of spice and vice
Has changed the lives of small and great

La chambre separée, that lusty hideaway
Has many little secrets who tell of yesterday
Some trivial, some trite, some oo-la-la's in white
Some rendezvous made history or ended in a fight

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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Arthur Freed/Nacio Herb Brown)

(My God...you fly thousands of miles to get some sun, and it's rainin' cats and dogs! Typical tropical -- I go on vacation, and Mother Nature gives up on me. Yeah, what a lady. Thanks for at least sendin' it down pre-heated! Doesn't seem to bother the natives, though. Back home it gets no one laughin', and here they even sing to it. Must be some voodoo rain chant or somethin'. Humph! And it sure sounds familiar...oh well...)

I'm singin' in the rain, just singin' in the rain
What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again
I'm laughin' at clouds so dark up above
The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase, everyone from the place
Come on with the rain, got a smile on my face
I walk down the lane with a happy refrain

I'm singin', just singin' in the rain

(Let it rain all day)

[Repeat 1st verse]

I'm singin' and dancin' in the rain

(Let it rain all day)

[Repeat 1st verse]

I am singin' and dancin' just getting wet in the rain

(Let it rain all day)
(Buckets of sunshine that bring me your love)
(Buckets of sunshine that bring me your love)
(Let it rain all day)
(I love the rainy day)
(We got sunshine, everyday...)

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LIVIN' IN MY DREAMWORLD (John David Parker-Tanja/Werner Lang/Taco Ockerse)

Livin' in my dreamworld, mem'ries of yesteryear
Visions of Garbo, that old piano
Those golden years are right here (I love 'em)
Livin' in my dreamworld, don't you dare wake me up
I'm hooked on Charleston, I sing a long song
Don't let 'em disappear

Come fly with me, there's room within my fantasy
In dreams, there'll be a shooting star for you and me
I'm not nuts now honey, so take a chance
We'll dance on the Milky Way (you'll love it)

Livin' in a dreamworld, moonlight serenade
Two lovers spending time, never-ending
Honeymoon escapade (you gather)
Livin' in my dreamworld, twilight twa nu mua
Conquer the dance floor, 'til we can't take more
Na per des ear un wah

Come fly with me, there's room within my fantasy
In dreams, there'll be a shooting star for you and me
I'm not nuts so honey, come take your chance
Romancing, dancing here (it's magic)

Livin' in a dreamworld, programmed on way back then
You'll be my Harlow, I'm Valentino
Tear up the town like them (they'll love us)
Livin' in my dreamworld, destined for the past
Don't like the eighties, livin' on maybe's
Big brother's watching you (don't trust him)
(Living in my dreamworld, where did things go wrong)
(Computerizing and analyzing)
(Destroying my favorite song)

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YOU ARE MY LUCKY STAR (Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed)

You are my lucky star
I saw you from afar
Two lovely eyes, at me they were beamin', gleamin'
I was star-struck

You're all my lucky charms
I'm lucky in your arms
You've opened heaven's portal here on earth for this poor mortal
You are my lucky star

In my imagination, I saw a star-lit sky so bright
In my imagination, there I saw you in the light
And then one day I found you, but I could not realize
My lucky star shining, right before my very eyes, oh

You are my lucky star
I saw you from afar
If God was a glamorous creature
You're a four-star feature

Though you are never seen
Up on some movie screen
You are my Schear, Crawford, Hepburn, Harlow, and my Garbo
You are my lucky star

You are my lucky star
You know I saw you, baby, from afar
Two lovely eyes, at me they were beamin', gleamin', you know
I was star-struck

Though you are never seen
Up on some movie screen
You've opened heaven's portal here on earth for this poor mortal
You are my lucky star

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LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE (Irving Berlin)

(What we're gonna do?)
(Gonna do what?)
(Hey - what we're gonna do, c'mon)
(C'mon, c'mon, what we're gonna do)

There may be trouble ahead
But while there's moonlight and music and love and romance
Let's face the music and dance

Before the fiddlers have fled
Before they ask us to pay the bill and while you still have the chance
Let's face the music and dance

Soon, we'll be without the moon
Humming a different tune, and then

There may be teardrops to shed
So while there's moonlight and music and love and romance
Let's face the music and dance, dance
Let's face the music and dance (dance - dance - dance)

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TACO'S CHARLESTON (MEDLEY)
- ORIGINAL CHARLESTON (C. Mack/J. Johnson)
- AN OLDIES TRIP (John David Parker-Tanja/Werner Lang/Taco Ockerse)
- YES SIR, THAT'S MY BABY (Walter Donaldson/Gus Kahn)

Charleston, Charleston
???....

Yes sir, that's my baby
No sir, I don't mean maybe
Yes sir, that's my baby now

Yes now, we've decided
No no, we won't hide it
Yes now, you're invited now

Hey by the way, by the way
When we reach the preacher, I'll say

Yes sir, that's my baby
No sir, I don't mean maybe
Yes sir, that's my baby now

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SUPERPHYSICAL RESURRECTION (Werner/Frankl/J.D. Parker-Tanja/Ockerse/Lang)

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GOT TO BE YOUR LOVER (Bastos/Lammers/Ockerse)

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