by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
recorded 23, 24 February, 7, 21 March 1967
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 the ticket in her little white book.
I the 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 you are 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.
Oh, lovely Rita meter maid, where would I be without you,
Give us a wink and make me think of you