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Handbags And Gladrags

This song is by Chase and appears on the album Chase (1971).

Ever seen a blind man cross the road
Trying to make the other side?
Ever seen a young girl growing old
Trying to make herself look right?

So what becomes of you, my love
When they finally stripped you of
The handbags and the gladrags
That your granddad had to sweat to 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 really out
'Cause you don't mean a single thing without
The handbags and the gladrags
That yo' granddad had to sweat to buy.

Sing a song of sixpence for your sake
And take a bottle full of rye, mmm
Four and twenty blackbirds in a plate
And you bake them in a pie, yeah

They told me you missed school today
So what I suggest you just throw them all away
The handbags and the gladrags
That your Granddad had to sweat to buy, ah, to buy

Oh, you gotta listen to what I'm saying 'cause I'm tellin' you, girl
Right where you are
Oh, withoout the handbags and gladrags you're nothin'
You're no superstar.

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