My Defenses Are Down

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"My Defenses Are Down" is a song from the 1946 musical Annie Get Your Gun, by Irving Berlin. It was first performed by Ray Middleton.[1]

In British English the song is called "My Defences Are Down".[2]

In the song, Frank Butler sings about how falling in love with Annie Oakley has made him lose all his confidence in dealing with women.


  1. ^ Flinn, Caryl (2007). Brass Diva: The Life and Legends of Ethel Merman. University of California Press. p. 454. ISBN 978-0-520-22942-6. 
  2. ^ "First Night Records Online Store, Annie Get Your Gun - 1986 London Cast". London, United Kingdom: First Night Records. Retrieved 2 June 2012.