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THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (Irving Berlin) 1946 Recorded by : The Andrews Sisters; Polly Bergen; Irving Berlin; Stanley Black; Vivian Blaine; Boston Pops Orch.; Barry Bostwick; Connee Boswell; Eddie Cantor; Lloyd Charmers; Maurice Chevalier; Chilly; Rosemary Clooney; Harry Connick Jr.; The Countdown Singers; Bing Crosby; Czech Symphony Orch.; Doris Day; Jimmy Durante; Flo & Eddie; The Four Lads; Judy Garland; Margie Gibson; Golden State Orch. & Singers; Thomas Hampson; Dick Haymes; Tom Hazleton; Hit Crew; Helen Hobson; Mary Hopkin; Betty Hutton; International Symphony Orch.; Enoch Light; London Promenade Orch.; London Sinfonietta; London Theatre Orch.; Adam Mackowicz; Mary Martin; Susannah McCorkle; Ethel Merman; Helen Merrill; The Metropolitan Music Ensemble; Gary Miller; Liza Minnelli; Marilyn Monroe; New York Theater Orch. & Chorus; Nueva Manteca; William O'Neal; Jerry Orbach; Sonny Rollins; Royal Philharmonic Orch.; Ralph Sharon Trio; Frank Sinatra; The Starlite Orch.; Starsound Orch.; Elaine Stritch; Mel Tormé; Sadao Watanabe; Wesla Whitfield; John Williams; Tom Wopat. There's no business like show business Like no business I know. Everything about it is appealing; Everything the traffic will allow. Nowhere could you get that happy feeling When you are stealing that extra bow. There's no people like show people. They smile when they are low. Even with a turkey that you know will fold, You may be stranded out in the cold. Still you wouldn't trade it for a sack of gold. Let's go on with the show Let's go on with the show! **************** THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (Frank Sinatra) as rec by Frank Sinatra & backing group (Marvin Bailey Richard David Dave Knight Maci Mclean E William Seckler & Robert Stevens) w Orch cond by Axel Stordahl August 22nd 1946 Hollywood There's no business like show business, Like no business I know; Everything about it is appealing, Everything the traffic will allow. Nowhere could you get that happy feeling When you are stealing that extra bow. There's no people like show people, They smile when they are low. Even with a turkey that you know will fold, You may be stranded out in the cold, Still you wouldn't change it for a sack of gold, Let's go on with the show! The butcher, the baker, the grocer, the clerk, Are secretly unhappy men because The butcher, the baker, the grocer, the clerk, Get paid for what they do but no applause! They'd gladly bid their dreary jobs goodbye For anything theatrical, and why? There's no business like show business, And I tell you it's so! Travelling through the country is so thrilling, Standing out in front on opening nights. Smiling as you watch the theatre filling, And there's your billing, out there in lights. There's no people like show people, They smile when they are low. Angels come from everywhere with lots of jack, And when you lose it there's no attack! Where could you get money that you don't give back? Let's go on with the show! There's no business like show business, Like no business I know; You get word before the show has started That your favourite uncle died at dawn; Top of that your pa and ma have parted, You're broken hearted, but you go on! There's no people like show people, They smile when they are low. Yesterday they told you you would not go far, That night you opened and there you are; Next day, on your dressing room they've hung a star, Let's go on with the show! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - July 2012) **************** THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS (Annie Get Your Gun) performed by Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynne & Louis Calhern (film soundtrack) 1950 The cowboys, the wrestlers, the tumblers, the clowns, The roustabouts that move the show at dawn. The music, the spotlights, the people, the towns, The baggage with the labels pasted on. The sawdust and the horses and the smell, The towel that you've taken from the last hotel. There's no business like show business, Like no business I know. Everything about it is appealing, Everything the traffic will allow. Nowhere could you have that happy feeling When you are stealing that extra bow. There's non people like show people, They smile when they are low. Yesterday they told you you would not go far, That night you opened, and there you are! Next day on your dressing room they've hung a star, Let's go on with the show! The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props, The audience that lifts you when you're down. The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops, The sheriff who escorts you out of town! The opening when your heart beats like a drum, The closing when the customers won't come! There's no business like show business, If you tell me it's so! Travelling through the country is so thrilling, Standing out in front on opening night. Smiling as you watch the benches filling, And see your billing up there in lights! There's no people like show people. They smile when they are low. Even with a turkey that you know will fold, You may be stranded out in the cold. Still you wouldn't change it for a sack o' gold. Let's go on with the show, Let's go on with the show! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2013)

    


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