->''"Folks are dumb where I come from,''
->''They ain't had any learning.''
->''Still they're happy as can be''
->''Doin' what comes naturally (doin' what comes naturally)."''
-->--'''Annie Oakley''', in '''Doin What Comes Naturally'''.
->''"There's no business like show business''
->''like no business I know"''
A 1946 musical developed by IrvingBerlin and siblings Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Creator/EthelMerman originated the title role, and sang many a classic standard, including "There's no business like show business." A film version was released in 1950. The musical has been revived several times since on Broadway, most recently starring SusanLucci.
It follows the tale of one Annie Oakley: sharpshooter, and the man she'll one day marry, Frank Butler: sharpshooter. They meet when he's the star of Buffalo Bill's Circus, but [[SlapSlapKiss it's rivalry, not love, at first sight.]] It's going to be hard, but eventually, they do finally get together in the end.
!!This show features examples of:
* AnythingYouCanDoICanDoBetter: Annie and Frank, leading to the [[TropeNamer song of the same name]].
* BetaCouple: Tommy Keeler and Winnie Tate, who are written out of most productions these days.
* ButtMonkey: Dolly Tate. She is constantly mocked by everyone, especially Charlie, but Annie and Frank get in on it too. Justified in that she is a mean-spirited, bigoted snob who hates everyone regardless.
* CallAndResponseSong: "Anything You Can Do."
* CounterpointDuet: "An Old-Fashioned Wedding"
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Anything You Can Do."
* IAmSong: "Doin' What Comes Naturally."
* MenActWomenAre: Inverted for most of the musical. But the reason she gets the guy is because she holds back on her competition [[spoiler: (courtesy of a rigged gun)]].
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Why Annie sings "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun."
* RightInFrontOfMe: When Annie meets Frank, she not only doesn't know who he is, but she calls him a "big swollen-headed stiff."
* SheCleansUpNicely: Annie, ''and how.''
* SweaterGirl: At least a reference to it.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Pawnee Bill and Buffalo Bill refer to each other, respectively, as "you big bandit" and "you old pirate". They may or may not mean this lovingly.
* YouNoTakeCandle: The Sioux Indians.