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"Handbags & Gladrags"

(As recorded by Rod Stewart)
MIKE D'ABO

Ever seen a blind man cross the road
Tryin' to make the other side
Ever seen a young girl growin' old
Tryin' to make herself a bride
So what becomes of you my love
When they have finally stripped you of
The handbags and the gladrags
That your grandad had to sweat so he could buy.

Once I was a young man
And all I thought I had to do was smile
You are still a young girl
And you bought everything in style
But once you think you're in, you're out
'Cause you don't mean a single thing without
The handbags and the gladrags
That your grandad had to sweat so you could buy.

Sing a song of six pence for your sake
And take a bottle full of rye
Four and twenty blackbirds in a cake
And bake them all in a pie

They told me you missed school today
So well, I suggest you just throw them all away
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor 'ole grandad had to sweat to buy.

They told me you missed school today
So I suggest you just throw them all away
The handbags and the gladrags
That your poor 'ole grandad had to sweat to buy ya.

Bye bye.

Hmm.

(c) Copyright 1967-1971 by United Artists Music Co., Inc.

- HIT PARADER, July 1972.

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