With a Little Bit of Luck

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This article is about the 1956 song sung by Stanley Holloway. For the 1999 song by DJ Luck & MC Neat, see A Little Bit of Luck.
"With a Little Bit of Luck"
Musical number from My Fair Lady
Released 1956 (1956)
Genre Musical theatre
Writer Alan Jay Lerner
Frederick Loewe

"With a Little Bit of Luck" is a popular song by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, written for the 1956 Broadway play My Fair Lady.[1]

It was sung by Stanley Holloway in both the original stage and film versions.[2]

It is sung by Eliza's bin man father, Alfred. P Doolittle and is about a list of everyday situations which one finds themselves in, and a desire to take the easy way out as "With a Little Bit of Luck" one's fate might change, thus avoiding any responsibility. The song is traditionally sung in a deep Cockney accent.


  1. ^ ""With a Little Bit of Luck" from 'My Fair Lady' Sheet Music". Musicnotes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  2. ^ My Fair LadyThe British Film Institute, accessed 12 January 2012

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