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Learn more about Ethel Merman, the Show Biz Entertainer

Updated on August 6, 2011

An Ethel Merman Tribute - by me (ProCW)

To be sung to the tune of "There's No Business Like Show Business" (the chorus).


There's no Ethel
  like yo' Ethel,
like no Ethel,
  I know.

Ev'rything about her
  is appealing.
Ev'rything my traffic
  will allow. 
Nowhere can you find
  my sappy feelings,
unless you're stealing
  my content. Ow!

There's no Merman
  like yo' Merman,
like no Merman,
  I know.

Even though there's lots
  of other content - old! 
They'll soon be stranded,
  'cause I am bold. 
Still I cannot change it
  for my track is told,
I'll show
  'bout her below!

Her star still shines bright!

I Got Rhythm!

I got Music!

I got my pen!

Who could ask for anything more?

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Alright, alright. Those aren't quite the lyrics, but I write plays... so, what better way to throw a little writing reference in there?

I Got Rhythm is a Hit Song from the Broadway musical, Girl Crazy. It has been, without a doubt, one of the most notable and one of the best of the many songs that were performed on stage by Ethel Merman.

In fact the song, didn't come close to stopping with Merman's success! I Got Rhythm has had MANY great performances by MANY great performers!

Some of them are: Ernestine Anderson, Fred Astaire, Melinda Dolittle, Ella Fitzgerald, Gene Kelly, and Barbra Streisand.

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

This is Ethel! She was such a great performer!

Anything Goes

Another of the fantastic Broadway Shows that had the grace of Ethel Merman's presence was Anything Goes!

The musical, written by Cole Porter, has received acclaim after acclaim after (you guessed it) acclaim!

It was originally written for stage, but has also been adapted for screen and television too!

There's No Business Like Show Business - Performed by Ethel Merman

There's No Business Like Show Business

Let me start this section by saying, I'm sorry for the parody-esque lyrics above. :) I didn't do the song justice and I know that! :)

But Ethel Merman did!!!

Anyway, There's No Business Like Show Business (the Reprise) is another of the GREAT songs performed by Ethel Merman.

Starring as Annie Oakley in the original Broadway Show, Annie Get Your Gun, she and the show did extrememly well; both in New York and London (1946 & 1947).

It was even revived again in 1966 (20 years later) with Ethel Merman starring as Annie (again)!

She also sang it on The Judy Garland Show. See Ethel Merman perform There's No Business Like Show Business with Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand in the video to the right.


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