"She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
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


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    General Commentthis is how most of us are...we buy things despite we can't afford much..only to uplift our feelings towards ourselves regarding how society looks at us. We don't want others to think that we are poor.
    So am i:p.
    bear_hug20on December 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRight, Bear. Also, I hear people having a wacky party in the song, even thought they haven't any food in the larder, nor anybody else in the street. Making the best of tough times.
    Bill1964on October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIve heard ppl dont appreciate the kazoo used in this song... I love it! it sounds great to me, fits in with the whole wackiness of the tune. Kudos to Ray and co, yet another fine song from the behemoth that is, The Kinks.
    Tricky1979on August 27, 2012   Link

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