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Lyr Req: Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

GUEST,D_hand 28 Nov 01 - 05:05 AM
GUEST 28 Nov 01 - 05:17 AM
GUEST,D_hand 28 Nov 01 - 09:30 AM
Mary in Kentucky 28 Nov 01 - 09:53 AM
GUEST,D_hand 28 Nov 01 - 10:21 AM
masato sakurai 28 Nov 01 - 11:08 AM
Ritchie 29 Nov 01 - 08:16 AM
masato sakurai 29 Nov 01 - 09:02 AM
Mary in Kentucky 29 Nov 01 - 10:25 PM
Joe Offer 29 Nov 01 - 11:16 PM
BlueJay 30 Nov 01 - 02:49 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Jan 02 - 07:32 PM
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Subject: Anything you can do I can do better
From: GUEST,D_hand
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 05:05 AM

I know it not real folk stuff but am having difficulty finding the lyrics to this song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 05:17 AM

Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: GUEST,D_hand
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 09:30 AM

Thank you very much - nice site. Very difficult to get the lyrics to any song from a musical - they all seem to be stopped. Any chance of the words to 'There is nothing like a dame' regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 09:53 AM

Here are some lyrics from songs in South Pacific.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: GUEST,D_hand
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 10:21 AM

Many thanks Mary - a very good site indeed


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: masato sakurai
Date: 28 Nov 01 - 11:08 AM

"Anything you can do I can do better" is a song in Annie Get Your Gun.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: Ritchie
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 08:16 AM

'no it isn't'

love Ritchie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: masato sakurai
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 09:02 AM

Sound clip (sung by Betty Hutton and Howard Keel) from the movie soundtrack is HERE.
~Masato


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 10:25 PM

Ritchie -- YES IT IS! (No it isn't...yes it is..)

Masato -- I was answering his other question about the words to Nothin' Like a Dame, should have started a new thread, but I figured it was about ended.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: Joe Offer
Date: 29 Nov 01 - 11:16 PM

Take a listen to John Raitt's Broadway Legend CD. His duet with his daughter Bonnie on "Anything You Can Do" is one of the best cuts recorded in the last ten years. The whole CD is a joy to listen to.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anything you can do I can do better
From: BlueJay
Date: 30 Nov 01 - 02:49 AM

Garrison Keillor did that song on A Prarie Home Companion, back in the '80's. I thought I'd recorded it, damned if I can find it, and I don't know who the lady singing with him was.

In typical PHC fashion, they reversed the lyrics, to say: "Anything I can do you can do better, you can do anything better than me". (No I can't, yes you can, no I can't, yes you can), etc.

I've always enjoyed the song, but Garrison's twist on it was hilarious. Anyone else heard it? Thanks, BlueJay


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Subject: Lyr Add: ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO BETTER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Jan 02 - 07:32 PM

Not exactly folk, but what the heck:

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO, I CAN DO BETTER
(Irving Berlin)

I'm superior, you're inferior
I'm the big attraction, you're the small.
I'm the major one, you're the minor one
I can beat you shootin', that's not all

Anything you can do, I can do better
I can do any thing better than you
No you can't. Yes I can. No you can't.
Yes I can. No you can't. Yes I can, yes I can.

Anything you can be I can be greater
Sooner or later, I'm greater than you
No, you're not. Yes I am. No you're not.
Yes I am. No you're not. Yes I am, yes I am.

I can shoot a partridge with a single cartridge
I can get a sparrow with a bow and arrow
I can do most anything
Can you bake a pie? No. Neither can I.

Anything you can sing I can sing louder
I can sing anything louder than you
No you can't....

Anything you can buy, I can buy cheaper
I can buy anything cheaper than you
Fifty cents. Forty cents. Thirty cents.
Twenty cents. No you can't. Yes I can, yes I can

Anything you can dig, I can dig deeper
I can dig anything deeper than you
Thirty feet. Forty feet. Fifty feet.
Sixty feet. No you can't. Yes I can, yes I can

I can drink my liquor faster than a flicker
I can do it quicker and get even sicker
I can live on bread and cheese
And only on that? Yes. So can a rat.

Anything you can reach, I can go higher
I can sing anything higher than you
No you can't....

Anyone you can lick, I can lick faster
I can lick anyone faster than you
With your fist? With my feet. With your feet?
With an axe. No you can't. Yes I can, yes I can

Any school where you went, I could be master
I could be master much faster than you
Can you spell. No I can't. Can you add.
No I can't. Can you teach. Yes I can, yes I can

I could be a racer, quite a steeple chaser
I can jump a hurdle even with my girdle
I can open any safe.
With out being caught? Yes. That's what I thought, you crook

Any note you can hold I can hold longer.
I can hold any note longer than you.
No you can't. Yes I ca-a-a-a-an. Yes you ca-a-an


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