Gene Pitney - Princess in Rags Lyrics

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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
  • 1 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
  • 2 24 Hours From Tulsa
  • 3 That Girl Belongs to Yesterday
  • 4 I'm Gonna Be Strong
  • 5 I Must Be Seeing Things
  • 6 Looking Thru the Eyes of Love
  • 7 Princess in Rags
  • 8 Backstage
  • 9 Nobody Needs Your Love
  • 10 Just One Smile
  • 11 Town Without Pity
  • 12 In My Life
  • 13 Only One Woman
  • 14 First Cut Is the Deepest
  • 15 We've Got Tonight
  • 16 Let the Heartaches Begin
  • 17 There Is No Distance
  • 18 Fool (If You Think It's Over)
  • 19 All by Myself
  • 20 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Helen Miller, Roger Atkins
    album: Track 7 in album Backstage
    release date:
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock
    length: 2:35
    Album Information
    script: Latin