Who Sang She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina? The Kinks

The Kinks Arthur (or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire) cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-10-10
length: 3:09
Lyrics
She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's
To wear at all her social affairs
She wears it when she's cleaning the windows
She wears it when she's scrubbing the stairs
But you will never see her at Ascot
She can't afford the time or the fare
But she's bought a hat like Princess Marina's
So she don't care
He's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's
Because it makes him feel like a Lord
But he can't afford a Rolls or a Bentley
He has to buy a secondhand Ford
He tries to feed his wife and his family
And buy them clothes and shoes they can wear
But he's bought a hat like Anthony Eden's
So he don t care
Buddy can you spare me a dime
My wife is getting hungry
And the kids are crying
This poverty is hurting my pride
Buddy can you spare me, buddy can you spare me a dime
She's bought a hat like Princess Marina's
And her neighbors think it suits her a treat
But she hasn't any food in the larder
Nor has anybody else in the street
But to look at her you'd think she was wealthy
Cause she smiles just like a real millionaire
Cause she's bought a hat like Princess Marina's
So she don't care, she don't care, she don't care, she don't care

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Victoria
  • 2 Yes Sir, No Sir
  • 3 Some Mother’s Son
  • 4 Drivin’
  • 5 Brainwashed
  • 6 Australia
  • 7 Shangri‐La
  • 8 Mr. Churchill Says
  • 9 She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  • 10 Young and Innocent Days
  • 11 Nothing to Say
  • 12 Arthur

  • Release information
    label: Pye Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin