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Raspberry Beret

Original recorded summer 1982 and released as the 4th track on album Around The World In A Day (April 22, 1985) and later on The Hits / The B-Sides (1993), The Very Best Of Prince (2001) and 4Ever (2016). A remix was released via 12" single and later on album Ultimate (2006). A live version was released via NPG Music Club (2001) and One Nite Alone... Live! (2002). Written by Prince.

 
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Yeah

I was workin' part-time n a 5-and-dime
My boss was Mr. McGee
He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
Cuz I was a bit 2 leisurely
It seems that I was busy doin' somethin' close 2 nothin'
But different than the day b4
That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
She walked n thru the out door, out door

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U find n a 2nd-hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

Built like she was, huh, she had the nerve 2 ask me
If I planned 2 do her any harm, hmph
So look here, I put her on the back of my bike and ah...
We went ridin' down by old man Johnson's farm
I said now overcast days never turned me on
But somethin' about the clouds and her mixed, huh
She wasn't 2 bright but I could tell when she kissed me
She knew how 2 get her kicks

She wore a raspberry beret
The kind U find n a 2nd-hand store
Raspberry beret
And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret
I think I love her

The rain sounds so cool when it hits the barn roof
And the horses wonder who U r
Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees, huh
And U feel like a movie star
Listen, they say the 1st time ain't the greatest
But I tell U, if I had the chance 2 do it all again, ooh
I wouldn't change a stroke cuz, baby, I'm the most
With a girl as fine as she was then

Lord (Raspberry beret)
Oh, the kind U find... no no no (The kind U find n a 2nd-hand store)
Uh-huh, uh-huh (Raspberry beret)
(And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more)
Where have all the raspberry women gone?
Yeah, oh (Raspberry beret)
I think I... love her (Raspberry beret)
No no no... (The kind U find n a 2nd-hand store)
(Raspberry beret)
Tell me where have all the raspberry women gone?
(And if it was warm, she wouldn't wear much more)
(Raspberry beret)
Yeah, I think I love her


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