"Getting to Know You" is a song featured in the 1956 film The King and I sung by Deborah Kerr as Anna Leonowens with vocal by Marni Nixon. Composed by Richard Rodgers with lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II, the song is sung by Anna, a British schoolteacher who has been hired as a governess while she strikes up a warm and affectionate relationship with the children and the wives of the King of Siam.

Lyrics

Anna, spoken:
It's a very ancient saying
But a true and honest thought
That if you become a teacher
By your pupils you'll be taught

(sung)
As a teacher I've been learning—
You'll forgive me if I boast—
And I've now become an expert
On the subject I like most

(spoken)
Getting to know you!

[Children giggle]

(sung)
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you
Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me
Getting to know you, putting it my way
But nicely
You are precisely
My cup of tea

[Children giggle]

All:
Getting to know you
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you
Getting to know what to say

Haven't you noticed
Suddenly I'm bright and breezy?
Because of all the beautiful and new
Things I'm learning about you
Day by day

Anna & Mothers
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you
Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me
Getting to know you, putting it my way
But nicely
You are precisely

Anna
My cup of tea

All
Children
Getting to know you
Getting to feel free and easy
When I am with you
Getting to know what to say

Wikipedia
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The King and I (Soundtrack/Video)
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Anna LeonowensLouis LeonowensKing MongkutMoonsheeRamaTuskerPrince ChulalongkornTuptimThe Royal ChildrenKralahomeMaster LittleSir Edward Ramsey
Songs
I Whistle a Happy TuneHello, Young LoversA PuzzlementGetting to Know YouWe Kiss in a ShadowSomething WonderfulThe Small House of Uncle ThomasSong of the KingShall We Dance?
Locations
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Objects
The Royal PendantThe Magic Gong
Transportation
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