Anything You Can Do Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry
From the film The Fleet's In
Written by Johnny Mercer and Victor Schertzinger
© 1941 Famous Music Corp.

Studio recording not released
Recorded 1941
Orchestra conducted by Jimmy Dorsey
Running Time: 2 mins 29 secs

Life was so peaceful at the laundry
Life was so calm and serene
Life was tres gay
Till that unlucky day
I happened to read that magazine

Why did I read that advertisement?
Where it says, "Since I rumba, Jim thinks I'm sublime!"
Why, oh why, did I ever try?
When I didn't have the talent
I didn't have the money
And teacher did not have the time

Arthur Murray taught me dancing in a hurry
I had a week to spare
He showed me the ground work
The walk-a-round work
And told me take it from there

Arthur Murray then advised me not to worry
It would come out all right
To my way of thinking
It came out stinking
I don't know my left from my right

The people around me can all sing
"A-one and a-two and a-three"
But any resemblance to waltzing
Is just coincidental with me

'Cause Arthur Murray taught me dancing in a hurry
And so I take a chance
To me it resembles
The nine day trembles
But he guarantees it's a dance

My tango resemble a two-step
My rumba makes people turn pale
My conga goes into a goose step
Till the FBI is a-dogging my trail

'Cause Arthur Murray taught me dancing in a hurry
Maybe the stars were wrong
If I ainít a menace to Ruth St. Denis
Iíll do it until one comes along

Turkey trot or gavotte?
Don't know which, don't know what
Jitterbug? Bunny hug?
Long as you cut a rug!
Walk the dog, do the clog
Lindy hop till you drop!
Ball the jack back to back
Cheek to cheek till you're weak

You've heard of Pavlova?
Well Jack, move over!
Make way for the queen of the dance!