Song of the King
Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II Music By Richard Rodgers
Anna and the King clash over their differing perspectives on gender.
“Song of the King” LYRICS
A woman is a female who is human,
Designed for pleasing man, the human male.
A human male is pleased by many women,
And all the rest you hear is fairy tale.
Then tell me how this fairy tale began, sir.
You cannot call it just a poet’s trick.
Explain to me why many men are faithful
And true to one wife only—
They are sick!
A girl must be like a blossom
With honey for just one man.
A man must live like honey bee
And gather all he can.
To fly from blossom to blossom
A honey bee must be free,
But blossom must not ever fly
From bee to bee to bee.
“Song of the King” (Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II)
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