FRANK BUTLER: The cowboys, the wrestlers, the tumblers, the clowns The roustabouts that move the show at dawn
ANNIE OAKLEY: The music, the spotlights, the people, the towns Your baggage with the labels pasted on
FRANK BUTLER: The sawdust and the horses and the smell
ANNIE OAKLEY: The towel you've taken from the last hotel
ANNIE OAKLEY, FRANK BUTLER and CHORUS: There's no business like show business Like no business I know Everything about it is appealing Everything the traffic will allow No where could you have that happy feeling When you aren't 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 o' gold Let's go on with the show Let's go on with the show!
ANNIE OAKLEY and FRANK BUTLER: They say that falling in love is wonderful It's wonderful, so they say. And with a moon up above it's wonderful It's wonderful, so they tell me.
ANNIE OAKLEY: I can't recall who said it
FRANK BUTLER: I know I never read it I only know that falling in love is grand
And to hold a girl in your arms Is wonderful,
ANNIE OAKLEY: Wonderful...
ANNIE OAKLEY and FRANK BUTLER: In every way So they say