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My Fair Lady Wouldn't It Be Loverly

music by Frederick Loewe, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, performed by Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle (dubbed by Marni Nixon) and costermongers
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Lyrics

COSTERMONGER 1:
 It's rather dull in town
 I think I'll take me to Paris.
COSTERMONGER 2:
 The missus wants to open up
 the castle in Capri.
COSTERMONGER 3:
 Me doctor recommends
 a quiet summer by the sea.
COSTERMONGERS:
 Wouldn't it be loverly?
COSTERMONGER 4:
 Where are ya bound for
 this year, Eliza? Biarritz?
ELIZA: All I want is a room somewhere
 Far away from the cold night air
 With one enormous chair
 Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 Lots of chocolate for me to eat
 Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat
 Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet
 Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 Oh, so loverly sittin'
 Absobloominlutely still
 I would never budge till Spring
 Crept over the winder sill
 Someone's 'ead restin' on my knee
 Warm and tender as he can be
 Who takes good care of me
 Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 Loverly! Loverly! Loverly! Loverly!
COSTERMONGERS:
 All I want is a room somewhere
 Far away from the cold night air
 With one enormous chair
ELIZA: Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 Lots of chocolate for me to eat
 Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat
 Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet
 Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 Oh, so loverly sittin'
 Absobloominlutely still
 I would never budge till Spring
 Crept over the winder sill
ELIZA AND COSTERMONGERS:
 Someone's 'ead restin' on my knee
ELIZA: Warm and tender as he can be
 Who takes good care of me
 Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
COSTERMONGERS: Loverly!
ELIZA: Loverly!
COSTERMONGERS: Loverly!
ELIZA: Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
COSTERMONGERS: Loverly!
ELIZA: Loverly!
COSTERMONGERS: Loverly!
 Wouldn't it be loverly?



Pictures from video

all I want is a room somewhere
All I want is a room somewhere
  Far away from the cold night air
Far away from the cold night air
 
With one enormous chair
With one enormous chair
  Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
 
Lots of chocolate for me to eat
Lots of chocolate for me to eat
  Who takes good care of me
Who takes good care of me

Reviews from users


Rating 5  Eliza Hepburn
My Fair Lady is the only Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe stage musical to have been filmed totally complete, with no omission of any songs from the stage version. The title of the film appears nowhere in the dialogue nor any of the song lyrics. Harrison was once later asked to identify his favorite leading lady. Without hesitation, he replied, Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964).

Rating 5  Audrey Doolittle
During the parts of "Wouldn't It be Loverly" featuring Audrey Hepburn's own singing voice, her lip-syncing does not match her own singing as well as it does Marni Nixon's singing, even though Hepburn filmed the scene with her own track.

Rating 5  Rex Higgins
When Eliza Dolittle demands to see what Henry Higgins has been writing about her, in the beginning of the film, he shows her his notebook, which she cannot read. The notation in the notebook is "Visible Speech", a phonetic notation invented by Alexander Melville Bell. An entire sound stage was used for doing hair and makeup for the Ascot race scene. The story takes place in 1912.

Rating 5  Henry Harrison
My Fair Lady is one of only 4 productions to win the Best Play Tony (1957) and the Best Picture Oscar (1964) with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins, Stanley Holloway as Alfred P. Doolittle, Wilfrid Hyde-White as Colonel Hugh Pickering. At $17 million, this was the most expensive Warner Brothers film produced at the time. Nevertheless, it went on to become one of the biggest grossing films of 1964.