"I Enjoy Being a Girl" is a show tune from the 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Flower Drum Song. It is the showpiece for the character of Linda Low, the lead showgirl. The musical is a comedic love story about growing up Chinese in America, the clash between the traditional values of the old country and the modern ways of America. Though Flower Drum Song was not as successful as other Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, the song "I Enjoy Being a Girl" has remained a popular choice for recording vocalists, including Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Barbara McNair, Pat Suzuki, Lea Salonga, Florence Henderson, and Phranc. The lyrics praise the traditional values of being a woman who longs to be the object of a man's affection. It is often considered to be "camp" or "kitsch" and has frequently been performed by drag queens.more »
Pat Suzuki (born Chiyoko Suzuki, September 22, 1930, Cressey, California) is an American popular singer and actress, who is best known for her role in the original Broadway production of the musical Flower Drum Song, and her performance of the song "I Enjoy Being a Girl" in the show. more »
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