Hand Me Down That Can of Beans

Album: Paint Your Wagon soundtrack (1951)
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  • Originally "Hand Me Down That Can O' Beans," no, this is not an advertising jingle, rather it is the fourth song from the 1969 musical Paint Your Wagon. With music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, it is performed by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Chorus with a little help from Lee Marvin. The performers are all male and are dancing in the mud, the women having not yet arrived at the camp/makeshift town.

    In the original 1951 Broadway production, this is the first song in the second act. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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