"I'm lovely, all I am is lovely. Lovely is the one thing I can do....Oh, isn't it a shame? I can neither sew nor cook, or read or write my name.
But I'm happy, merely being lovely, for its one thing I can give to you."
Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus (251–183 BC), specifically Pseudolus, Miles Gloriosus and Mostellaria, the musical tells the bawdy story of a slave named Pseudolus and his attempts to win his freedom by helping his young master woo the girl next door. The plot displays many classic elements of farce, including puns, the slamming of doors, cases of mistaken identity (frequently involving characters disguising themselves as one another), and satirical comments on social class. The title derives from the line that vaudeville comedians often used to begin a story: "A funny thing happened on the way to the theater".
Here's a great recital performance of "Love, I hear"