She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina

Ray Davies, released on Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), © Hill & Range Songs BMI 1969

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She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's

To wear at all her social affairs

She wears it when she's cleaning the windows

She wears it when she's scrubbing the stairs

But you will never see her at Ascot

She can't afford the time or the fare

But she's bought a hat like Princess Marina's

So she don't care

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He's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's

Because it makes him feel like a Lord

But he can't afford a Rolls or a Bentley

He has to buy a secondhand Ford

He tries to feed his wife and his family

And buy them clothes and shoes they can wear

But he's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's

So he don t care

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Buddy can you spare me a dime

My wife is getting hungry

And the kids are crying

This poverty is hurting my pride

Buddy can you spare me, buddy can you spare me a dime

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She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's

And her neighbors think it suits her a treat

But she hasn't any food in the larder

Nor has anybody else in the street

But to look at her you'd think she was wealthy

'Cos she smiles just like a real millionaire

'Cos she's bought a hat like Princess Marina's

So she don't care, she don't care, she don't care, she don't care

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