There's No Business Like Show Business

Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Howard Keel, Keenan WynnBuy this song

Judy Garland

Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived" and renowned for her contralto voice, she attained international stardom throughout a career that spanned … more »

There's no business like show business 
Like no business I know
 Everything about it is appealing  Everything that 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 becau-ause
The butcher, the baker, the grocer and the clerk 
Get paid for what they do but no applause 

They'd gladly bid their dreary jobs goodbye 
For anything theatrical and why, why-y?

There's no business like show business 
Like no business I know
You get word before the show has started 
That your father died inside of 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 open and there you are
Next day on your dressing room
They've hung a star
Let's go, on with the show

Written by: IRVING BERLIN

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