My Lord and Master

Rodgers & HammersteinThe King and I

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My Lord and Master

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

When Tuptim arrives as a gift to the King, she declares that she will always love another; her heart belongs to Lun Tha, the young scholar who has brought her from Burma.



“My Lord and Master” LYRICS

He is pleased with me!
My lord and master
Declares he’s pleased with me—
What does he mean?

What does he know of me,
This lord and master?
When he has looked at me,
What has he seen?

Something young,
Soft and slim,
Painted cheek,
Tap’ring limb,
Smiling lips
All for him,
Eyes that shine
Just for him—
So he thinks…
Just for him!

Though the man may be
My lord and master,
Though he may study me
As hard as he can,

The smile beneath my smile
He’ll never see.
He’ll never know
I love another man,

He’ll never know
I love another man!