I thought I'd post that song, but first want to play another one to put it in proper perspective. That's because the final "11 o'clock" number works in powerful contrast to everything setting it up in a pure Phil Silvers-type role. But also, this first number is also probably THE quintessential song there could be for Phil Silvers, and is a joy.
The story of Do Re Mi concerns a low-level wheeler-dealer con man, played by...oh, you know, always on the lookout for some quick scheme, the best way to a fast-buck, no matter how questionable or risky. He's gotten himself into some money troubles with the mob, but has come up with a plan to talk his way out it. Rather than be involved in illegal gambling with slot machines, he sets out to convince the lug sent after him of a far better scam. In many ways it's the same, but his idea involves the fairly new popularly of jukeboxes. Why is this scheme better? Because -- as I said, this might be the quintessential Phil Silvers song -- "It's Legitimate."