Lovely Rita

Release date: 01 June 1967

Ah. 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 milit'ry man.

Lovely Rita, meter maid,
May I enquire 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 Rita, meter maid

"Lovely Rita"
Song by the Beatles from the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Released 1 June 1967
Recorded 23 February and 21 March 1967
EMI Studios, London
Genre Pop rock, music hall
Length 2:42
Label Parlophone
Writer Lennon-McCartney
Producer George Martin
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band track listing
13 tracks
Side one
  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  4. "Getting Better"
  5. "Fixing a Hole"
  6. "She's Leaving Home"
  7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
Side two
  1. "Within You Without You"
  2. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
  3. "Lovely Rita"
  4. "Good Morning Good Morning"
  5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  6. "A Day in the Life"

"Lovely Rita" is a song by the Beatles performed on the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, written and sung by Paul McCartney, although as with all McCartney or Lennon-written Beatles' songs, it is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It is about a female traffic warden and the narrator's affection for her.

©1967 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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