Annie Get Your Gun Musical Lyrics

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Annie Get Your Gun Lyrics

Dorothy Fields is an author of the idea of this musical and creator of it. The idea itself was born for the reason that she wanted to star her friend there, Ethel. The first producer was Mike Todd, but he did not like the idea and totally rejected it. Then Dorothy found another producer, O. Hammerstein & R. Rodgers, which agreed, as previously they have worked with Fields. The composer Jerome Kern was invited, Dorothy decided that she would write both music and a book for the production. However – the fate is a big joker sometime – the composer died in the street from cerebral decease in 1945 without being started it. Irving Berlin was next, who asked to put music, and he, in addition, took lyrics also. Initially hesitant, Irving began working, writing three test songs in a few days. They matched the plot and the vocal data of Ethel and glad Irving pretty quickly wrote the remaining songs and words.

One of the songs, which became the only hit of the play, There's No Business Like Show Business, were initially excluded from it, since composer mistakenly thought the producer did not like it. After successful first performances, there was parallel storyline added about love flaring between two subsidiary artists.

The musical was reworked by Peter Stone in 1999, adapted to current realities and all references to the American Indians were excluded. In addition, intense depth was added and format of "the play in the play", the same as in Master & Margarita by Bulgakov.
Release date: 1946
Last Update:December, 02nd 2015

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