Lovely Rita

Recorded: 23 Feb 1967, Abbey Road Studios
Length: 2:43
Version: Take 11
Paul: vocal, piano, bass, comb and paper
John: backing vocal, vocal percussion, acoustic rhythm guitar, comb and paper
George: backing vocal, acoustic rhythm guitar, comb and paper
Ringo: drums, comb and paper
George Martin: piano

Lovely Rita meter maid
Lovely Rita meter maid

Lovely Rita meter maid
Nothing can come between us
When it gets dark I tow your heart away
Standing by a parking meter
When I caught a glimpse of Rita
Filling in a ticket in her little white book
In a cap she looked much older
And the bag across her shoulder
Made her look a little like a military man

Lovely Rita meter maid
May I inquire discreetly
When are you free
To take some tea with me

Took her out and tried to win her
Had a laugh and over dinner
Told her I would really like to see her again
Got the bill and Rita paid it
Took her home I nearly made it
Sitting on the sofa with a sister or two

Oh, lovely Rita meter maid
Where would I be without you
Give us a wink and make me think of you
Lovely meter maid
Rita meter maid
Oh lovely Rita meter maid

®1967 Northern Songs


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