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"All Er Nuthin'" is a song featured in the 1955 film Oklahoma! sung by Gene Nelson as Will Parker and Gloria Grahame as Ado Annie Carnes with music composed by Richard Rodgers and lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Lyrics

Will:
You'll have to be a little more standoffish
When fellers offer you a buggy ride

Annie:
I'll give a imitation of a crawfish
And dig myself a hole where I can hide

Will:
I heared how you was kickin' up some capers
When I was off in Kansas City, MO

Annie:
No

Will:
I heard some things you couldn't print in papers
From fellers who been talkin' like they know

Annie:
Foot!
I only did the kind of things I orta, sorta
To you I was as faithful as c'n be fer me
Them stories 'bout the way I lost my bloomers—rumors!
A lot of tempest in a pot of tea

Will:
The whole thing don't sound very good to me

Annie:
Well, ya see

Will:
I go and sow my last wild oat
I cut out all shenanigans
I save my money, don't gamble or drink

In the back room down at Flannigans
I give up lotsa other things
A gentleman never mentions

But before I give up anymore
I wanta know your intentions
With me it's all or nuthin'

Is it all or nuthin' with you?
It cain't be "in between"
It cain't be "now and then"

No half and half romance will do
I'm a one woman man, home lovin' type
All complete with slippers and pipe

Take me like I am, er leave me be!
If you cain't give me all, give me nuthin'
And nuthin's what you'll git from me

Annie:
Not even sump'n?

Will:
Nuthin's what you'll git from me!

Annie:
It cain't be "in between"

Will:
Uh-uh

Annie:
It cain't be "now and then"

Will:
No half and half romance will do!

Annie:
Would you build me a house
All painted white
Cute and clean and purty and bright?

Will:
Big enough fer two but not fer three!

Annie:
S'posin' that we should have a third one?

Will:
He better look a lot like me

Annie:
The spittin' image

Will:
He better look a lot like me

Annie:
With you it's all er nuthin'
All fer you and nuthin' fer me
But if a wife is wise, she's gotta realize

That men like you are wild and free
So I ain't gonna fuss, ain't gonna frown
Have your fun, go out on the town

Stay up late and don't come home till three
And go right off to sleep if you're sleepy
No use waitin' up fer me

Will:
Oh, Ado Annie

Annie:
No use waitin' up fer me

Will:
Come on and kiss me


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Media
Oklahoma! (Soundtrack/Video)
Characters
Curly McLainLaurey WilliamsWill ParkerAdo AnnieAunt EllerJud FryAli HakimAndrew CarnesIke SkidmoreGertie Cummings
Songs
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'The Surrey with the Fringe on TopKansas CityI Cain't Say NoMany a New DayPeople Will Say We're in LovePore Jud Is DaidOut of My DreamsThe Farmer and the CowmanAll Er Nuthin'Oklahoma!
Locations
Oklahoma
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