Marni Nixon - I feel pretty
Tekst: Stephen Sondheim / Muziek: Leonard Bernstein
(1961)






Maria: I feel pretty, oh, so pretty
I feel pretty and witty and gay
And I pity
Any girl who isn’t me today



I feel charming, oh, so charming
It’s alarming how charming I feel
And so pretty
That I hardly can believe I’m real



See the pretty girl in that mirror there
Who can that attractive girl be
Such a pretty face
Such a pretty dress
Such a pretty smile
Such a pretty me



I feel stunning and entrancing
Feel like running and dancing for joy
For I’m loved
By a pretty, wonderful boy



Girls: Have you met my good friend Maria
The craziest girl on the block
You’ll know her the minute you see her
She’s the one who is in an advanced state of shock



She thinks she’s in love
She thinks she’s in Spain, la la la
She isn’t in love
She’s merely insane



It must be the heat
Or some rare disease, la la la
Or too much to eat
Or maybe it’s fleas



Keep away from her
Send for Chino
This is not the
Maria we know



Modest and pure
Polite and refined, la la la
Well-bred and mature
And out of her mind



Maria: I feel pretty, oh, so pretty
That the city should give me its key
A committee
Should be organized to honor me
Girls: Lalalala lalala la lala



Maria: I feel dizzy
I feel sunny
I feel fizzy and funny and fine
And so pretty
Miss America can just resign
Girls: Lalalala lalala la lala



Maria: See the pretty girl in that mirror there
Girls: What mirror, where
Maria: Who can that attractive girl be
Girls: Which
What
Where
Whom
Maria: Such a pretty face (Whom)
Such a pretty dress (Whom)
Such a pretty smile (Whom)
Such a pretty me
Girls: Such a pretty me
Such a pretty me
Such a pretty me



Maria: I feel stunning
Girls: I feel stunning
Maria: And entrancing
Girls: And entrancing
Maria: Feel like running and dancing for joy
Girls: Feel like running and dancing for joy
All: For I’m loved
By a pretty, wonderful boy









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