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Jo Taylor Lyr Req: Second Hand Rose (from Fanny Brice) (22) RE: Second Hand Rose 18 Aug 00

Ha! I don't think I've ever got in first before... Try for version with pretty pictures.


"Second Hand Rose"
Father has a business
Strictly second hand
Everything from toothpicks
To a baby-grand

Stuff in our apartment
Came from father's store
Even clothes I'm wearing
Someone wore before

It's no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain't been used

I'm wearing second hand hats
Second hand clothes
That's why they call me
Second Hand Rose

Even our piano in the parlo
Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar

Second hand pearls
I'm wearing second hand curls
I never get a single thing that's new

Even Jake, the plumber,
He's the man I adore
He had the nerve to tell me
He's been married before!

Everyone knows that I'm just
Second Hand Rose
From Second Avenue!
From Second Avenue!

Written by Burton Lane & Alan Jay Lerner
From the album My Name Is Barbra, Two . . .

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