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Old 11-25-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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From Annie Get Your Gun.

Annie Oakley kicked everyone's butt.

Anything you can do I can do better.avi - YouTube
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Oh oh, I see Porky waiting in the wings.....
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Oh oh, I see Porky waiting in the wings.....

It's all in fun. I really do think Annie was great.
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That's a great clip.
And of course.
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I really do think Annie was great.
How well did you know her?
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How well did you know her?

She could kick my butt. Still could.
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My mother used to sing me that song. She never mentioned that it was about a man and a woman, and I always assumed it involved siblings!

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My mother used to sing me that song. She never mentioned that it was about a man and a woman, and I always assumed it involved siblings!

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That was a reference to a shooting challenge. PBS had a good show (American Experience, maybe?) about Annie Oakley. I recommend.
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I remember seeing Annie Get Your Gun at a community theatre when I was a little girl. It was all great fun and we went home singing that song. I certainly internalized the message!
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Somebody needs to tell the president of Turkey.....

BBC News - Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men
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BBC News - Turkey president Erdogan: Women are not equal to men

Please don't go there. There's no "Showtunes" thread (that I know of). Maybe that's what I should have titled this one.
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Cats has always been one of my favorites. Memory was one of the memorable tunes of that production.

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No doubt it's heresy, but I am not a fan of "Memory." Its sentimentality and melody are so out of line with the rest of the show, it's positively jarring. T.S. Eliot must still be spinning in his grave.

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Cats has always been one of my favorites. Memory was one of the memorable tunes of that production.

I would love to see that show (never have). If it's good music, it's all right with me.
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I would love to see that show (never have). If it's good music, it's all right with me.
Live performances are the best, even when the music isn't your preferred type - at least for me.
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Live performances are the best, even when the music isn't your preferred type - at least for me.

When I was in grade school, I appeared in a production of The Music Man (on clarinet). We were told to play lousy

That means you squeak a lot (easy to do on woodwinds).
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If memory serves correct, Cats was gleaned from a book that TSE wrote for his nieces/nephews ~"Old possum's book of practical cats". "Old possum" was what the kids called him.
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The 1936 version of Showboat with the great (and blacklisted) Paul Robeson is a huge favorite of mine. He did a number of versions of Ol' Man River as time passed and his feelings developed - not a shy man about making his own mind up and acting accordingly. As a result, and probably because of our enhanced sense of political correctness it is very difficult to find a copy of that version though it speaks volumes on race issues - in fact I just learned it has been released on DVD this year. Good for us being able to view it again.

My gal and I sing this one back and forth to one another:
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Not sure if this counts as a show tune, since it's from an opera, but I always loved Summertime from Porgy and Bess. I probably break out into it a dozen times/year for no particular reason.

My favorite version is this Louis Armstrong/Ella Fitzgerald version. My parents had the record and I remember listening to it in when I was still a toddler.

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And speaking of un-PC tunes, I've always had a weakness for this one from the original Producers, probably my favorite musical of all time.

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