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Lovely Rita

By John T. Marck

Recorded at Studio Two, Abbey Road, February 23 & 24, and March 7 & 21, 1967. The album version is mixed from take 11.In 1967, England had just stated using meter maids to issue parking violation tickets, fashioned after the United States. Upon seeing them, Paul came up with the song Lovely Rita.

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 and nearly made it,

Sitting on a sofa with a sister or two

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, meter maid

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