Anything You Can Do
Annie Get Your Gun, (1946)
Anything You Can Do
Irving Berlin (w/m)
Annie Get Your Gun, 1946
REFRAIN 1
Anything you can do I can do better.
I can do anything 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.
I can be anything 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 live on bread and cheese.
And only on that?
Yes.
So can a rate!
Any not you can reach, I can go higher.
I can sing anything higher than you.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
CHORUS 2
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 say, I can say softer.
I can say anything softer 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!
I can drink my liquor
Faster than a flicker.
I can do it quicker
And get even sicker.
I can open any safe.
Without being caught?
Sure.
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 can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
Yes I--------
No, you can’t.
------------- can
Yes, you can!
CHORUS 3
Anything you can wear, I can wear better.
In what you wear I’d look better than you.
In my coat?
In your vest.
In my shoes?
In your hat.
No you can’t.
Yes I can,
Yes I can!
Anything you can say, I can say faster.
I can say anything faster than you.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t,
No you can’t,
Yes I can,
Yes I can!
I can jump a hurdle.
I can wear a gurdle.
I can wear a sweater.
I can fill it better.
I can do most anything.
Can you bake a pie?
No.
Neither can I .
Any note you can sing I can sing sweeter.
I can sing anything sweeter than you.
No you can’t.
Yes I can
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t, can’t, can’t.
Yes I can, can, can!
No you can’t!
Yes I can!
Anything You Can Do
Irving Berlin (w/m)
Annie Get Your Gun, 1946
VERSE
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.
CHORUS 1
Anything you can do, I can do better.
I can do anything 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.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can.
No you can’t.
Yes I can,
Yes I can.
CHORUS 2
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.
Any not you can reach, I can go higher.
I can sing any not higher 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.
CHORUS 3
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 youcan’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 steeplechaser.
I can jump a hurdle even with my girdle.
I can open any safe.
Without being caught?
Yes.
That’s what I thought.
Any not you can hold I can hold longer.
I can hold any note longer 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.
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
05/28/1946Ethel Merman And Ray Middleton / Annie Get Your Gun Orchestra (Jay Blackton)Decca23586-73603-4A
03/19/1947Bing Crosby & Andrew SistersDecca40039-BL4377
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1946Annie Get Your Gunstagestage originalintroduced
1950Annie Get Your Gunfilmfilm adaptationreused
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