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Jim Dixon Origins: There's No Business Like Show Business (12) Lyr Add: THERE'S NO GOVERNOR LIKE OUR NEW GOVERNOR 04 Mar 20

Although this song is obviously inspired by "There's No Business Like Show Business," it is not sung to the same tune. (Maybe Allan Sherman didn't want to pay royalties to the estate of Irving Berlin?) And it doesn't seem like it could fit to that tune, either.

As recorded by Allan Sherman on "Togetherness" (1967)

The man I chose to govern me and twenty million others
Is not from Yale or Harvard; he's from dear old Warner Brothers.
Yesterday they told him he would not go far.
Today in our state capitol we've stuck a movie star.

There's no governor like our new governor.
He sings, he dances; he acts.
He legislates our cares away.
We stand in line to pay
Our income tax.

There's no capitol like our state capitol.
It's lit up like Broadway,
And where our state house used to be,
They've got a big marquee
That seems to say:

He's a star and he's thrilling
And he's humble and he's great
And his agent said he was willing
To give equal billing to the name of our state.
It's in his contract.

There's no governor like our new governor.
He smiles when we are low.
The governor of Michigan's a real nice Joe,
But no one's ever seen him on the late, late show.
There're governors all over who have college degrees.
Ah, but have they got their footprints down at Grauman's Chinese?
There's governors galore in all the newsreel pics.
Ah, but were they in Gold Diggers of 1936?

There's no governor like our new governor.
Stupendous! Colossal! Gee whiz!
And if our state's a turkey and it fades away,
Our new governor's gonna say:
"Movie fans, we're all seceding from the USA!"
Well, that's show biz!

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