By Martha B.

 

The song “Getting to Know You” was popularized in 1956 movie “The King and I.”

What I like about the song is that it describes all the stages of friendship:

  1. Starting the first time when you meet a person, you begin to learn more about her, and hopefully find that she also likes you;
  2. Eventually with further conversation you may find that the person is someone with whom you share common interests (i.e., she is “my cup of tea”);
  3. Then, as the two of us grow in friendship, we hopefully start to “feel free and easy” (i.e., comfortable) with each other and know exactly “what to say;”
  4. Finally, we feel happy each time we meet because of all of the “beautiful and new things” we learn from each other.

Don’t you feel that this song’s lyrics express the way friendships develop in International Neighbors? Check out the lyrics below!

Gettin’ to know you,
Gettin’ to know all about you.
Gettin’ to like you,
Gettin’ to hope you like me.

Gettin’ to know you,
Putting it my way but nicely.
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

Gettin’ to know you,
Gettin’ to feel free and easy.
When I am with you,
Gettin’ 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.

Gettin’ to know you,
Gettin’ to know all about you.
When I am with you,
Gettin’ 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.

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