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But the richness of Mr Loewe’s score makes My Fair Lady romantic despite Shaw’s anti-romantic disclaimer. In an epilogue to Pygmalion he said that Eliza is too strong minded a girl to fetch Henry Higgins’ slippers for the rest of her life. She will marry someone – Freddy – who will wait on her.

Brooks Atkinson, from the liner notes of the soundtrack

“Marry Freddy! Ha!”