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|Music by||Charles Strouse|
|Lyrics by||Lee Adams|
|Source||Bye Bye Birdie|
"How Lovely to Be a Woman" was performed in the first act of the musical Bye Bye Birdie, as teenage Kim McAfee expresses the joys of entering her physical and sexual maturity as a woman.
Earl Sinclair sings a rather ironic version of it, as mandated by B.P. Richfield in "And the Winner Is...," to announce his candidacy for Chief Elder. The Sinclair family is aghast, but Earl defensively points out that the part was written for a mezzo-soprano.