The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Lovely Rita”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Lovely Rita.” “Lovely Rita” is on The Beatles “Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. The song was written by Paul McCartney. John would say in 1980,”That’s Paul writing a pop song.. He makes ’em up like a novelist. These stories about boring people dong boring things-being postmen and secretaries and writing home. I’m not interested in third-party stories. I like to write about me, cos I know me.” This is a pleasant enough song, nothing earthshattering. John Lennon:backing vocal, vocal percussion, acoustic rhythm guitar, comb and paper/ Paul McCartney:vocal, piano, bass guitar, comb and paper/ George Harrison: backing vocal, acoustic guitar, comb and paper/ Ringo Starr: drums, comb and paper/ George Martin: piano. The song was recorded on February 23,24th, March 7th and 21st, 1967 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “Lovely Rita” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***1/2.

  • “Lovely Rita” was never released as a single.
  • Length of song 2:42
  • Rolling Stone Magazine didn’t rank “Lovely Rita” on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs’ list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #70 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs’ lists.

Lovely Rita {Lennon-McCartney}

Aaaahhh…
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 (Lovely Rita)
When are you free to take some tea with me? (Lovely Rita, maid, ah) Rita!
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 meter maid, Rita meter maid (Lovely Rita meter maid)
Oh Lovely Rita meter meter maid (Lovely Rita meter maid)
Ah da, ah da (Lovely Rita meter maid)
[Leave it.]
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