Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better

At my new school there is a very well developed plan for which books you use for which classes. But I got a ‘bye’ to take the first day with each class to go off the curriculum and do a fun day.

I learned that one class had been studying comparatives (-er) and superlatives (-est). Aha! I have the perfect song for this…

Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better (1950 Annie Get Your Gun)

My 13-year-old students loved it. “Can we learn this song?”

Soon, the four had been divided into two. Two students were ‘Annie’ and the other two were ‘Frank’.

The lyrics just beg to be said, yelled, whispered, or sung. It wasn’t long before the director heard a ruckus. She headed down the hall to check it out, then realized that it was us ‘singing’. hahaha   good times!

Anything you can do,
I can do better.
I can do anything
Better than you.

No, you can’t. 
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can. No, you can’t.
Yes, I can,
Yes, I can!

Anything you can be
I can be greater.
Sooner or later,
I’m greater than you.

No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re not. Yes, I am.
No, you’re NOT!. Yes, I am.
Yes, I am!

I can shoot a partridge
With a single cartridge.
I can get a sparrow
With a bow and arrow.
I can live on bread and cheese.
And only on that?
Yes.
So can a rat!

The rest of the lyrics are singable too, with competitions for who can sing longer, higher, softer, sweeter.

So funny. Okay maybe not for your mp3, but yeah, for English class.

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