Nothing Like a Dame

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Was just listening to bits of South Pacific, looking for duets (at Jacob's suggestion), and came across this excellent couplet from the song “There Is Nothing Like a Dame”:

Lots of things in life are beautiful, but brother,

There is one particular thing that is nothin' whatsoever in any way, shape or form like any other.

Who knew that Ogden Nash wrote showtunes?

(I know the lyrics are by Hammerstein. But don't they look like Nash could have written them?)

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They do indeed.

Interestingly, Ogden Nash did write some showtunes; he wrote the lyrics for a couple of (not terribly well known) Broadway shows (One Touch of Venus and Two's Company).

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