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Theatre: Annie Get Your Gun
"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 Irving Berlin and siblings Herbert and Dorothy Fields. Ethel Merman 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 Susan Lucci.

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 it's rivalry, not love, at first sight. It's going to be hard, but eventually, they do finally get together in the end.

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alternative title(s): Annie Get Your Gun
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