Anything You Can Do

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Annie Oakley was fifteen years old when she beat her opponent (and future husband) Frank Buttler in a marksmanship contest. At twenty she was performing in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Nowadays she is best remembered from the musical Annie Get Your Gun. Also, William S. Burroughs pays tribute to her in The Western Lands.

The modal can /kæn/ and its negative short form can’t /kɑːnt/ are meant to express ability in this song from Irving Berlin’s musical. For Elementary students.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY7Hh5PzELo

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10.07.07. Force-Feeding, Lyrics.

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