She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Hill & Range Songs BMI

Chord file

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
'Cos she smiles just like a real millionaire
'Cos 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

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix (3:05), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 UK Pye NSPL 18317 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 USA Reprise RS 6366 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire Jan 1987 UK PRT CDMP 8835 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 15 May, 1990 USA Reprise RS 6366-2 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 511 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD062 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 227-4 2 CD set
The Anthology - 1964-1971 17 Nov 2014 UK Sony/Legacy/BMG 88875021542 Multi CD box set

mono mix (3:05), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 10 Oct, 1969 UK Pye NPL 18317 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Victoria/She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina Dec 1969 Sweden/Norway Pye 7N 320 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 25 May, 1998 UK Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 511 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 17 Sep, 2001 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary CMTCD322 CD
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 27 Sep, 2004 UK Sanctuary Midline SMRCD062 CD
The Pye Album Collection 25 Apr 2005 UK Castle Music/Sanctuary Records Group CMXBX 1125 Multi CD box set
Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (Deluxe Edition) 20 Jun, 2011 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 273 227-4 2 CD set
The Kinks In Mono 21 Nov, 2011 UK Sanctuary/Universal Music 602527769448 Multi CD box set

mono mix, lacking harpsichord (3:05), recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
Australia/She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina Dec 1969 Australia Astor AP 1680 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM

live, stereo mix (3:05), recorded 3 Mar, 1972 at Carnegie Hall, New York
Everybody's In Show-Biz 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79720-2 CD
Everybody's In Show-Biz 20 May, 2003 USA Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs UDSACD 2010 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 7 Nov, 2006 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79816 SACD (hybrid)
Everybody's In Show-Biz 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738353 CD

stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 1999
End Of The Season - A Radioplay (by Yurow) Sep 1999 Holland Stemra TRI-03 CD


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