Doin' What Comes Naturally
Annie Get Your Gun, (1946)
Doin' What Come Natur'lly
Irving Berlin(w/m)
Annie Get Your Gun, 1946
PART 1
Folks are dumb where I come from;
They ain't had any learnin'
Still they're happy as can be
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what come natur'lly.
Folks like us could never fuss
With schools and books and lernin'.
Still we've gone from A to Z
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly.

You don't have to know how to read or write
When you're out with a feller in the pale moonlight.
You don't have to look in a book to find
What he thinks of the moon and what is on his mind.
That comes natur'lly.
That comes natur'lly.

My uncle out in texas
Couldn't even write his name;
He signs his checks with X's,
But they cash them just the same.
If you saw my pa and ma,
You'd know they had no learnin'.
Still they raised a family
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
PART 2
Uncle Jed has never read
An almanac on drinkin';
Sill he's walways on a spree
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Sister Sal, who's musical,
Has never had a lesson;
Still she's learned to sing off key
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly.

You don't have to go to a private school
Not to turn up your bustle to a stubborn mule.
You don't have to have a professor's dome
No to go for the honey when the bee's at home.
That comes natur'lly.
That comes natur'lly.

My tiny baby brother,
Who's never read a book,
Knows one sex from the other-
All he had to do was look.
Grandpa Bill lives on a hill
With someone he just married.
There he is at ninety-three
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly.

Sister Lou ain't got a sou
Although she goes out shopping;
She gets all her stockings free
Doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin what comes natur'lly.
Cousin Nell can't add or spell,
But she left school with honors;
She got every known degree
For doin' what comes natur'lly.
Doin' what comes natur'lly

You don't have to come from a great big town
Not to clean out a stable in an evening gown.
You don't have to mix with the Vanderbilts
Not to take off your panties when you're wearing kilts,
That comes natur'lly.
That comes natur'lly.

My mother's cousin Carrie
Won't ever change her name;
She doesn't want to marry
And her children feel the same.
Sister Rose has lots of beaus
Although we have no parlor;
She does fine behind a tree
Doin' what comes natur'lly-
Doin what comes natur'lly.
2016
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Dinah Shore W Spade Cooley OrchestraColumbia36976HCO1777
Freddy Martin & His OrchestraRCA Victor20-1878
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1946Annie Get Your Gunstagestage originalintroduced
1950Annie Get Your Gunfilmfilm adaptationreused
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