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Lovely Rita
The Beatles
Sgt Pepper
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
RaitingNR
Not Rated
Information
Released 1967
Genre Rock
Language English
Source The Beatles: Rock Band
Available 9 September 2009
Playable in
The Beatles: Rock Band
Difficulty
Band 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce
Basic Pro
Guitar 5FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleFcircle NoNo Part
Bass 4FcircleFcircleFcircleFcircleUFCirlce NoNo Part
Drums 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce 1FcircleUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlceUFCirlce
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil redReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevilReddevil
Details
Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies



Lovely Rita is a song by The Beatles

Paul McCartney wrote this as if he fell for a meter maid while she was taking his plate number.

Said Paul: "I was bopping about on the piano in Liverpool when someone told me that in America, they call parking-meter women meter maids. I thought that was great, and it got to 'Rita Meter Maid' and then "Lovely Rita Meter Maid' and I was thinking vaguely that it should be a hate song: 'You took my car away and I'm so blue today' and you wouldn't be liking her; but then I thought it would be better to love her and if she was very freaky too, like a military man, with a bag on her shoulder. A foot stomper, but nice. The song was imagining if somebody was there taking down my number and I suddenly fell for her, and the kind of person I'd be, to fall for a meter maid, would be a shy office clerk and I'd say, 'May I inquire discreetly when you are free to take some tea with me.' Tea, not pot. It's like saying 'Come and cut the grass' and then realizing that could be pot, or the old teapot could be something about pot. But I don't mind pot and I leave the words in. They're not consciously introduced just to say pot and be clever." (from Beatles In Their Own Words)

McCartney and Beatles producer George Martin both played pianos. Martin played the honky-tonk style in the middle.

Combs and paper were used to create odd background noises.

McCartney's vocal was sped-up.

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