"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 Jule Styne Bob 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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