"Don't Rain On My Parade" as written by and Bob/styne Merrill....
Don't tell me not to live,
Just sit and putter,
Life's candy and the sun's
A ball of butter.
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade.
Don't tell me not to fly,
I've simply got to.

If someone takes a spill,
It's me and not you.
Who told you you're allowed
To rain on my parade!
I'll march my band out,
I'll beat my drum,
And if I'm fanned out,
Your turn at bat, sir.
At least I didn't fake it.

Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it!
But whether I'm the rose
Of sheer perfection,
Or freckle on the nose
Of life's complexion,
The cinder or the shiny apple of its eye,
I gotta fly once,
I gotta try once,
Only can die once, right, sir?

Ooh, life is juicy,
Juicy, and you see
I gotta have my bite, sir!
Get ready for me, love,
Cause I'm a "comer,"
I simply gotta march,
My heart's a drummer.
Don't bring around a cloud
To rain on my parade!

I'm gonna live and live now,
Get what I want, I know how,
One roll for the whole shebang,
One throw, that bell will go clang,
Eye on the target, and wham,
One shot, one gun shot, and bam,
Hey, Mister Arnstein, here I am!

I'll march my band out,
I'm beating my drum,
And if I'm fanned out,
Your turn at bat, sir,
At least I didn't fake it.
Hat, sir, I guess I didn't make it.

Get ready for me, love,
Cause I'm a "comer,"
I simply gotta march,
My heart's a drummer.
Nobody, no, nobody
Is gonna rain on my parade!


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"Don't Rain on My Parade" as written by Bob/styne Merrill

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    General CommentI love the movie "Funny Girl," but was never all that struck by this song. Sure, the sequence is pretty amazing, ending with her belting her heart out on a tugboat with the Statue of Liberty listening nearby. ;D

    It wasn't until I saw Streisand perform this in concert that I fell in love with this song. The last concert I saw her at, she sang this for her closing number.

    Oh, mah Gawd.

    I am not worthy. Great song!
    DJD90065on June 10, 2009   Link

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