“My Rules" ("Elliot Garfield Grant"*) from The Goodbye Girl (Original Broadway Cast)
music Marvin Hamlisch lyric David Zippel
performance Bernadette Peters, Martin Short
As we continue to mourn/celebrate Marvin Hamlisch, I think we will find few melodies more infectious.
*According to the sheet music, IBDB’s “Songs in the production” and other sources this entire sequence is known only as “My Rules”, though a few will list “My Rules” and “Elliot Garfield” grant as separate numbers. I wonder if the latter title was discarded for reasons similar to “Tits and Ass” being referred to as “Dance Ten, Looks Three”—Did the title “Elliot Garfield Grant” give too much away?