Lovely Rita ()
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

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.


Recorded: February 23, 1967 at Abbey Road, London, England with overdubs added February 24, March 7 and March 21, 1967
John Lennon - acoustic guitar, comb and paper, background vocal
Paul McCartney - lead vocal, bass guitar, piano, comb and paper, background vocal
George Harrison - acoustic guitar, comb and paper, background vocal
Ringo Starr - drums
George Martin - honky-tonk piano

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