Princess in Rags Lyrics

Gene Pitney


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Helen Miller, Roger Atkins
album: Track 11 in album 20 Greatest Hits
release date: 1989
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock
length: 2:43

Cover Art

Gene Pitney 20 Greatest Hits cover art
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There's a girl who lives down the track
In a little shack made of timber wood
And her clothes are all hand-me-downs
From the folks in town who treat her so good

Though she hasn't got a dime
I'm so proud that she's all mine
Cause to me she's a princess in rags

Now her dad, he's a worn-out man
Prayin' if he can make enough to eat
And her mom cleans for everyone
Till the day is done just to make ends meet

All her wealth is in her charms
And the sweetness of her arms
How I love my poor princess in rags

I know some day I'll find a way
To take her out of this old place
I'll work and slave, scrimp and save
To change her rags to silk and lace

Though it hurts and my body aches
From the pain it takes just to set things right
But for now I must be content
With each moment spent in her arms each night

She's the only girl for me
And some day it's gotta be
Just me and my princess in rags

She's the only girl for me
And some day it's gotta be
Just me and my princess in rags


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 (I Wanna) Love My Life Away
  • 2 Town Without Pity
  • 3 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  • 4 Only Love Can Break A Heart
  • 5 Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa
  • 6 That Girl Belongs To Yesterday
  • 7 It Hurts To Be In Love
  • 8 I´m Gonna Be Strong
  • 9 I Must Be Seeing Things
  • 10 Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
  • 11 Princess In Rags
  • 12 Backstage (I´m Lonely)
  • 13 Nobody Needs Your Love More Than I Do
  • 14 Just One Smile
  • 15 Something´s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  • 16 Somewhere In The Country
  • 17 Yours Until Tomorrow
  • 18 Maria Elena (I´m Going Away To War)
  • 19 24 Sycamore
  • 20 Hello Mary Lou