Lovely Rita [Take]

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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 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


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