I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
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"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" is a song from the 1956 musical My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. It was originally performed by Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins  who also performed it in the 1964 film version.
|"I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face"|
|Published||1956Chappell & Co.by|
|Lyricist(s)||Alan Jay Lerner|
- Ronnie Aldrich
- Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, later covered it on their 1964 album South of the Border (A&M Records LP-108 (mono), A&M Records SP-108 (stereo)).
- Chet Baker
- Count Basie
- Tony Bennett
- Chris Botti
- Ruby Braff
- Cecil Brooks III
- Les Brown & his Band of Renown
- Jimmy Bruno
- Joe Bushkin
- Jerry Butler
- Jackie Cain
- Richard Clayderman
- Jay Clayton
- Petula Clark
- Nat King Cole
- Ray Conniff
- Bernard Cribbins
- Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1956 for use on his radio show and it was subsequently included in the box set The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings (1954-56) issued by Mosaic Records (catalog MD7-245) in 2009.
- Jesse Davis Quartet
- Sammy Davis Jr.
- Doris Day
- Paul Desmond
- Marlene Dietrich
- Arne Domnérus and his orchestra
- Eastern Rebellion (jazz quartet)
- Billy Eckstine
- Dewey Erney
- Gloria Estefan
- Connie Evingson
- Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
- Percy Faith
- Michael Feinstein
- Eddie Fisher
- Molly Flannery
- Shelby Flint
- Bruce Forman
- Sergio Franchi - Broadway, I Love You (1963)
- Forty Second Street Singers
- Art Garfunkel - Some Enchanted Evening (2007)
- Marvin Gaye - When I'm Alone I Cry album (1964)
- Stan Getz with Cal Tjader
- Jackie Gleason
- Golden State Orchestra & Singers
- Benny Goodman
- John Greaves
- Buddy Greco
- Stewie Griffin (In Family Guy, as "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face")
- Frank Haley
- Eddie Harris
- Sam Harris
- Rex Harrison
- Coleman Hawkins
- Buck Hill
- Lena Horne
- Jeremy Irons
- Milt Jackson
- Maria João
- Jack Jones
- Quincy Jones on My Fair Lady Loves Jazz
- Roger Kellaway
- Barney Kessel
- Stacey Kent - The Lyric (2005)
- Diana Krall
- Steve Lawrence
- Peggy Lee
- Alec McCowen
- Gordon MacRae
- Shelly Manne - My Fair Lady (1956) (with André Previn)
- Dean Martin recorded the song May 9, 1960 for his album, This Time I'm Swingin' (Capitol T-1442 (mono), ST-1442 (stereo)). It was later remastered in 2007 as a duet with smooth jazz trumpeter Chris Botti for Martin's album Forever Cool and Botti's Italia respectively.
- Johnny Mathis made his recording in 1957 for his album Warm.
- Susannah McCorkle - The People That You Never Get To Love (1981)
- Martine McCutcheon
- Brad Mehldau
- Matt Monro
- Wes Montgomery - Full House (Live at Tsubo, Berkeley, CA) (Riverside Records, 1962)
- Peter Nero
- Veronica Nunn
- Oscar Peterson
- Louis Prima and Keely Smith
- Ian Richardson
- Sonny Rollins (as "I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face")
- Edmundo Ros
- Mathilde Santing
- Robert Underdunk Terwilliger (Sideshow Bob) (In The Simpsons, as "The Very Reason That I Live")
- Rod Stewart
- Barbra Streisand, subsequently, on her 2016 album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Streisand performs the song (combined with "I'll Be Seeing You" from the 1938 musical Right This Way), as a duet with actor Chris Pine.
- Tierney Sutton
- James Taylor
- The Temptations
- Claude Thornhill and his orchestra
- McCoy Tyner
- Tim Warfield Quintet, 1997 release Gentle Warrior.
- Andy Williams
In popular mediaEdit
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- In Thunderball (1965), James Bond, while dancing with his enemy’s mistress Domino, tells her “I’ve grown accustomed to your face”
- Kermit the Frog performed this song several times during the 1950s and '60s, though at that time he was not yet a frog. In this case, the character wore a wig while lipsyncing to Rosemary Clooney's recording of the song, singing to a small creature that is covered entirely by a piece of cloth with a face drawn on it. As "she" sings, the creature eats the mask off its own head, revealing itself to be the Muppet character Yorick (from Sam and Friends). Kermit keeps singing though, even as Yorick tries to munch on his hand and later his leg. Later on, Brian Henson (son of Jim Henson, the original performer of Kermit) and Leslie Carrara-Rudolph recreated the famous sketch for the Henson Alternative Show Stuffed and Unstrung and at the D23 Expo, once again using the Rosemary Clooney soundtrack.
- Barbra Streisand performed several lines in her "Color Me Barbra Medley" from the TV special and album Color Me Barbra.
- Stewie Griffin sings his version in the Family Guy episode "Running Mates"
- Sideshow Bob sings his own version of this song ("The Very Reason That I Live") in The Simpsons (in the Season 14 episode The Great Louse Detective).
- Henry speaks this line to Eliza on Selfie episode 5, at the end of the episode.
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