Princess In Rags:Gene Pitney.
#9 UK, #2 Canada, #37 in USA in '65.
#1. INTRO: GG7CCC7
There's a girl who lives down the track,
in a little shack made of timber wood.
And her clothes are all hand-me-downs,
Though she hasn't got a dime,
I'm so proud that she's all mine..
cause to me she's a Princess in rags.
Now her Dad, he's a worn-out man,
prayin' if he can make enough to eat.
And her Mom cleans for everyone,
till the day is done, just to make ends meet.
All her wealth is in her charms,
and the sweetness of her arms..
how I love my poor Princess in rags.
I know some day I'll find a way
to take her out of this old place.
I'll work and slave, scrimp and save,
To change her rags to silk and lace.
Though it hurts and my body aches..
But for now I must be content,
with each moment spent in her arms each night.
She's the only girl for me,
and some day it's gotta be..
Just me and my Princess in rags...(x2)
A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.