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YOU CAN'T GET A MAN WITH A GUN From the Broadway Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946) (Irving Berlin) Ethel Merman (Broadway Production) - 1946 Dolores Gray (London Stage Production) - 1947 Evie Hayes (Melbourne Stage Production) - 1947 Judy Garland - 1949 Betty Hutton (Film Soundtrack) - 1950 Lily Fayol (Paris Stage Production) - 1950 Dorothy Shay (with Billy May's Orch.) - 1954 Mary Martin (TV production) - 1957 Eydie Gorme - 1959 Towa Carson - 1959 (Swedish title "Man Får Aldrig En Karl Me' Gevär") Maggie Fitzgibbon - 1961 Doris Day - 1963 Ethel Merman (Broadway Revival) - 1966 Ethel Merman (with Cyril Black & His Orch.) - 1974 Debbie Reynolds (Los Angeles Production) - 1977 Suzi Quatro (London Revival) - 1986 Kim Criswell - 1992 Bernadette Peters (Broadway Revival) - 1999 Reba McEntire (Broadway Revival) - 2001 Marina prior (Australian Revival) - 2004 Jane Horrocks (London Revival) - 2009 As performed by ETHEL MERMAN: Oh, my mother was frightened by a shotgun, they say Thats why I'm such a wonderful shot I'd be out in the cactus and I'd practice all day But now tell me what have I got I'm quick on the trigger with targets not much bigger Than a pinpoint, I'm number one But my score with a feller is lower than a cellar Oh, you can't get a man with a gun When I'm with a pistol, I sparkle like a crystal Yes, I shine like the mornin' sun But I lose all my lustre when with a bronco buster Oh, you can't get a man with a gun With a gu-un, with a gu-un No, you can't get a man with a gun If I went to battle with someone's herd of cattle You'd have steak when the job was done But if I shot the herder, they'd holler bloody muder And you can't shoot a male in the tale like a quail Oh, you can't get a man with a gun I'm cool, brave and darin' to see a lion glarin' When I'm out with my Remington But a look from a mister would raise a fever blister Oh, you can't get a man with a gun The gals with umbrellas are always out with fellers In the rain or the blazin' sun But a man never trifles with gals who carry rifles Oh, you can't get a man with a gun With a gu-un, with a gu-un No, you can't get a man with a gun A man's love is mighty, he'll even buy a nightie For a gal who he thinks is fun But they don't buy pajamas for pistol packin' mamas And you can't get a hug from a mug with a slug Oh, you can't get a man with a gun If I shot a rabbit, some furrier would grab it For a coat that would warm someone But you can't shoot a lover and use him for a cover Oh, you can't get a man with a gun If I shot an eagle, although it wasn't legal He'd be stuffed when the job was done But you can't stuff a feller and watch him turnin' yeller Oh, you can't get a man with a gun With a gu-un, with a gu-un No, you can't get a man with a gun A Tom, Dick or Harry will build a house for Carrie When the preacher has made them one But he can't build you houses with buckshot in his trousers For a man may be hot, but he's not when he's shot Oh, you can't get a man with a gun ******************** As performed by BETTY HUTTON: Oh, my mother was frightened by a shotgun, they say That's why I'm such a wonderful shot I'd be out in the cactus and I'd practice all day But now tell me what have I got I'm quick on the trigger with targets not much bigger Than a pinpoint, I'm number one But my score with a feller is lower than a cellar Oh, you can't get a man with a gun When I'm with a pistol, I sparkle like a crystal Yes, I shine like the mornin' sun But I lose all my lustre when with a bronco buster Oh, you can't get a man with a gun With a gu-un, with a gu-un No, you can't get a man with a gun If I went to battle with someone's herd of cattle You'd have steak when the job was done But if I shot the herder, they'd lock me up for murder 'Cause you can't shot a male in the tale like a quail Oh, you can't get a man with a gun If I shot a rabbit, some furrier would grab it For a coat that would warm someone But you can't shoot a lover and use him for a cover Oh, you can't get a man with a gun The gals with umbrellas are always out with fellers In the rain or the blazin' sun But a man never trifles with gals who carry rifles Oh, you can't get a man with a gun With a gu-un, with a gu-un No, you can't get a man with a gun A Tom, Dick or Harry will build a house for Carrie When the preacher has made them one But he can't build you houses with buckshot in his trousers 'Cause a man may be hot, but he's not when he's shot Oh, you can't get a man with a gun (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - June 2015)

    


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