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"How to Handle a Woman" is a song featured in the 1967 film Camelot with music written by Frederick Loewe and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. In the song, King Arthur (Richard Harris) ponders the discord of how distant Guinevere (Vanessa Redgrave) has become recently. However, Guinevere's plan goes awry as Lancelot (Franco Nero) easily defeats all three of the knights, critically wounding Sir Dinadan (Anthony Rogers). A horrified Lancelot pleads for Sir Dinadan to live, and as he lays hands on him, Dinadan miraculously recovers.

Lyrics

"How to handle a woman?
There's a way", said the wise old man
"A way known by every woman
Since the whole rigmarole began"

Do I flatter her? I begged, him answer
Do I threaten or cajole or plead?
Do I brood or play the gay romancer?
Said he, smiling, "No indeed"

"How to handle a woman?
Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman
Is to love her, simply love her
Merely love her, love her, love her"

"How to handle a woman?
Mark me well, I will tell you, sir
The way to handle a woman
Is to love her, simply love her
Merely love her, love her, love her"


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Media
Films: Camelot (Soundtrack/Video) • ExcaliburQuest for CamelotKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Shorts: Knighty Knight BugsAnimaniacs (Sir Yaksalot) • Bugs Bunny in King Arthur's Court

Characters
KayleyGarrettAydenDevon and CornwallBladebeakRuberLady JulianaSir LionelKing ArthurMerlinThe GriffinRuber's minionsRock OgreKing Arthur's KnightsBladebeak's wifeGuinevereLancelot
Locations
CamelotEnglandJuliana's HomeThe Forbidden ForestDragon CountryRock Ogre's Cave
Weapons/Objects
ExcaliburThe Magic Stone
Songs
I Wonder What the King is Doing TonightThe Simple Joys of MaidenhoodCamelotC'est MoiThe Lusty Month of MayTake Me to the FairHow to Handle a WomanIf Ever I Would Leave YouWhat Do the Simple Folk Do?I Loved You Once in SilenceFollow MeGuinevereFinale Ultimo
See also
Quest for Camelot
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