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Merry Go Round of 1938

Merry Go Round of 1938 (1937). Bert Lahr delighted Broadway audiences with his performance of “Song of the Woodman” in the 1936 revue The Show Is On. Luckily, he sang the song on film as well, in this little-known Universal feature. It is one of several art-song parodies created for him over the years by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen, the best known being “If I Were King of the Forest” in The Wizard of Oz. Not commercially available.