I'm so grateful to Tom Minton and John for introducing me to this song: It's "Thanks a Lot but no Thanks" from MGM's "It's always Fair Weather," sung by Dolores Gray.
I'll put up a few snapshots and a small sample of the lyrics.
Dolores throws her arm up and a big, brassy orchestral blast signals that this is going to be a huge, high-powered production number.
There goes Dolores, right into the De Chirico background as the curtains part.
DOLORES GRAY (ALTERNATES SONG AND SPEECH)
These guys make a great counterpoint to what's going on in the song. Seeing this reminds me of my promise to myself that if I become rich I'll have a have a troop of chorus girls follow me around all day, ready to back me up with choreography in case I decide to sing or emphasize a point.
It doesn't do her any good because a whole bunch of new sidemen strut in from behind camera.
Good stuff, eh?