I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face

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PROFILE
Composer Frederick Loewe
Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner
Year Written 1956
About I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
“I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face” is from the very successful 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady (2,717 performances), which was made into a film in 1964. Both versions starred Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins, who sings the song at the very end of the show, thinking that Eliza has left for good. We get the happy ending as she walks back into the room as the song ends.

Lyrics

I’ve grown accustomed to her face
She almost makes the day begin
I’ve grown accustomed to the tune
She whistles night and noon

Her smiles, her frowns
Her ups, her downs
Are second nature to me now
Like breathing out and breathing in

I was serenely independent and content before we met
Surely I could always be that way again and yet
I’ve grown accustomed to her look
Accustomed to her voice, accustomed to her face

I’m very grateful she’s a woman and so easy to forget
Rather like a habit one can always break and yet
I’ve grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air
Accustomed to her face

Session / Album Information

1959

I‘ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face was recorded on January 5, 1959 and was released in 1959 on Basie/Bennett. The song was arranged by Ralph Sharon.

This recording released on:

  • 1959: Emus Records LP 12″: ES-12026 — Strike Up The Band
  • 1961: Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25072 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1961: Roulette LP 12″: SR 25231 — Bennett & Basie – Strike Up The Band
  • 1963: Roulette LP 12″: R/SR-25231 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1996: Allegro LP 12″: ALLR 799 — A One Night Stand! [UK]
  • 1969: Saga Eros LP 12″: EROS 8076 — Tony Bennett and Count Basie
  • 1981: Reactivation LP 12″: JR 149 — Bennett & Basie [UK]
  • 1987: Roulette CD: RCD 59021 — Strike Up the Band
  • 1987: Pickwick CD: PWK 032 — Count Basie Featuring Tony Bennett
  • 1990: Roulette Jazz CD: CDP 7 93899 2 — Basie/Bennett
  • 1990: Roulette CD: B2-93899 — Basie Swings, Bennett Sings
  • 1994: Cema CD: S21-18050 — The Many Moods of Romance: The Glory of Love
  • 1995: DCC CD: DZS 004 — Chicago
  • 1995: Garland CD: 21 — Chicago
  • 1995: Capitol CD: 29384 — Capitol Sings Broadway: Makin’ Whoopee
  • 1996: Alliance CD: 29384 — Capitol Sings Broadway: Makin’ Whoopee
  • 1999: St.Clair CD: 5731 — Forever Gold
  • 2002: Prestige Elite CD: 220 — Chicago
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony   (2007)
  • 2007: St.Clair CD: STCR 52282 — Forever Gold: Tony Bennett & Friends
  • 2008: Jasmine CD: JASCD482 — Together At Last/A Perfect Combination
  • 2011: Disc #13 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK13) Basie/Bennett
  • 2012: Essential Media Group: Bennett & Basie Strike Up The Band (Digitally Remastered) (CD-R on-demand)

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