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Annie Get Your Gun: Original Broadway Cast Recording


Showtunes! Oooh, Ahhhh!

While not at all my style, I don’t mind hearing a catchy tune from a decent Broadway musical every now and then. I particularly like Annie Get Your Gun because of its overwhelming pro-gun (and hence pro-freedom and pro-America) theme, and especially because Rosie O’Donald demanded that Bernadette Peters delete a line from “Anything You Can Do,” were the song to be performed on Rosie’s sacred pinko, commie poor-excuse-for a talk show (the line being “I can shoot a partridge/With a single cartridge”).

Annie Get Your Gun puts to music the story of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows that toured the country back a hundred years ago, and featured the amazing crack shot femme fatale, one Annie Oakley. Somewhere in the story there’s romance between Annie and some dude named Frank Miller, possible ancestor of the artist. Frank is played by Dukes of Hazzard alumnus (and perfectly cast, too) Tom Wopat.

Family entertainment, definitely. You’ll all enjoy “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun,” and “Anything You Can Do.” It’s all here.

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