Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better -- Irving Berlin


I think this is brilliant. Thank goodness for art students. The original recording is Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat (yup, Luke Duke), from the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun. That's Elsa from Frozen and Jack Frost from some other kids' movie (Guardians of the Galaxy?).





Annie: Anything you can do I can do better
... I can do anything better than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can, yes, I can

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

Frank: I can shoot a partridge with a single cartridge
Annie: I can get a sparrow with a bow and arrow
Frank: I can live on bread and cheese
Annie: And only on that?
Frank: Yes
Annie: So can a rat

Frank: Any note you can reach I can go higher
Annie: I can sing anything higher than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can

Frank: Anything you can say I can say softer
Annie: I can say anything softer than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can, yes, I can

Frank: I can drink my liquor faster than a flicker
Annie: I can do it quicker and get even sicker
Frank: I can open any safe
Annie: Without being caught?
Frank: *scoff*
Annie: That's what I thought (you crook)

Frank: Any note you can hold I can hold longer
Annie: I can hold any note longer than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can, yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't - yes, you can

Frank: Anything you can say I can say faster
Annie: I can say anything faster than you
Frank: Noyoucan't
Annie: Yesican
Frank: Noyoucan't
Annie: Yesican
Frank: Noyoucan't
Annie: Yesican
Frank: Noyoucan't
Annie: Yesican

Frank: I can jump a hurdle
Annie: I can wear a girdle
Frank: I can knit a sweater
Annie: I can fill it better
Frank: I can do most anything
Annie: Can you bake a pie?
Frank: No
Annie: Neither can I

Frank: Anything you can sing I can sing sweeter
Annie: I can sing anything sweeter than you
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Oh, yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can
Frank: No, you can't, can't, can't
Annie: Yes, I can, can, can, can
Frank: No, you can't
Annie: Yes, I can




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