Monday Music Quote: Rex Harrison


"Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it. " Rex Harrison

"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. He also performed in the 1964 film version. For more information, Wikipedia.org



Rex's voice is kind of sing-talk. I chose this song because I have a few piano students who are performing in our local theater. The lyrics and guitar chords can be found here. If you're looking for Billy Eckstine's arrangement, visit http://www.e-chords.com/chords/billy-eckstine/ive-grown-accustomed-to-her-face.

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face


G     Am7  G7    C               C9   C  G/B  Am7  
I've grown ac - customed to her face, 

    Cdim    Dm7            G7   Dm7   G7
She almost makes my day begin,

     Edim     F              Em       Gdim                Dm7
I've grown accustomed to the tune she whistles night and noon,

     F           Em         Dm7       G
Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs

   Edim     C           C9   C  G/B  Am7  
Are second nature to me now, 

     Cdim      Dm7               G7   Dm7   G7
Like breathing out and breathing in,

             F       Dm7      Cdim        B7      C     Em7     A
I was ser - ene - ly in - de - pen - dent and content before we met

Dm7    F       G7    Bm7-5     E7    Fdim    Fm 
Surely I could always  be that way again and yet,

     Fdim       D7                Fm
I've grown ac - cus - tomed to her looks, 

      C          Em7    Gdim        Dm7    Am7 D7/9 G7   C
Ac - cus - tomed to her voice, ac - cus - tomed to  her face.


G     Am7  G7    C               C9   C  G/B  Am7  
I've grown ac - customed to her face,  

   Cdim        Dm7            G7   Dm7   G7
She al - most makes the day begin,

     Edim     F              Em        Gdim           Dm7
I've gotten used to hear her say "Good Morning" every day,

     F        Em         Dm7        G
Her joys, her woes, her highs, her lows

   Edim     C           C9   C  G/B  Am7  
Are second nature to me now, 

     Cdim      Dm7               G7   Dm7   G7
Like breathing out and breathing in,

          F       Dm7      Cdim  B7      C   Em7    A
I'm very grateful she's a woman, and so easy to forget

Dm7    F       G7   Bm7-5     E7    Fdim      Fm 
Rather like a habit  one can always break and yet

     Fdim       D7                  Fm
I've grown ac - cus - tomed to the trace 

    C        Em7   Gdim       Dm7    Am7 D7/9 G7   C
Of something in the air, ac - cus - tomed to  her face.
http://www.theguitarguy.com/ivegrown.htm 
 

I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face

Here's what I'm playing.

                 E9             Ebmaj9
I've grown ac - customed to her face, 

Eb6        Fm7            Bb7   Ebmaj7
She almost makes my day begin,

Eb6          Ab6             Ebdim     Eb         
I've grown accustomed to the tune she whistles night and noon,

     Ab          Gdim       Fm7       Bb9
Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs

            Eb          Ebmaj7 
Are second nature to me now, 

Eb6            Fm7               Bb7  Ebmaj7
Like breathing out and breathing in,

Eb6         Ab6           D7                    Eb              C7+5
I was ser - ene - ly in - de - pen - dent and content before we met

Fm7             Bb7            G+            C7+5
Surely I could always  be that way again and yet,

                F9                       Abm
I've grown ac - cus - tomed to her looks, 

      Eb                Gm7         Fm7    Am7      Bb9 Eb
Ac - cus - tomed to her voice, ac - cus - tomed to  her face.



Chord Breakdown
  l.h./r.h.
 
Eb = EbBbG/Bb 
 
Ebmaj7 = Bb/GBbBF
 
Eb6 = Bb/GBbC
 
Fm7 = F/AbEbBb
 
Bb7 = Bb/AbDAb
 
Ab6 = AbF/EbAbD 
 
Ebdim = AF#/EbF#A
 
Ab = Aba/CEbAb
 
Gdim = G/BbDbE
 
Fm7 = F/CEbAb
 
Bb9 = Bb/AbCDF
 
D7 = AF#/DF#Bb
 
C7+5 = CBb/EAbC
 
G+ = GF/BEbAb
 
F9 = FEb/AEbG
 
Abm = Ab/CbF
 
Gm7 = G/BbDF
 
Eb = EbBb/GBbCEb 
     

Diana Krall has performed the song from My Fair Lady. Here's a former post I wrote, Diana Krall Does It Again.

Now suppose you want to learn this song, sing along and play it in a different key. You'll want to learn how to play in all 12 keys with Instant Transposer.





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