Poor Little Rich Girl

Album: On With The Dance (1925)
  • Poor little rich girl,
    You're a bewitched girl,
    Better take care.
    Laughing at danger,
    Virtue a stranger,
    Better beware!
    The life you lead sets all your nerves a-jangle,
    You love affairs are in a hopeless tangle,
    Though you're a child, dear,
    Your life's a wild typhoon!


    In lives of leisure,
    The craze for pleasure
    Steadily grows
    Cocktails and laughter,
    But what comes after?
    Nobody knows!
    You're weaving love into a mad jazz pattern,
    Ruled by Pantaloon,
    Poor little rich girl,
    Don't drop a stitch too soon!


    You're only a baby,
    You're lonely, and maybe
    Someday soon you'll know
    The tears you are tasting
    Are years you are wasting,
    Life's a bitter foe!
    With fate it's no use competing,
    Youth is so terribly fleeting
    By dancing much faster
    You're chancing disaster,
    Time alone will show.


    Poor little rich girl,
    You're a bewitched girl,
    Better take care.
    Laughing at danger,
    Virtue a stranger,
    Better beware!
    The life you lead sets all your nerves a-jangle,
    You love affairs are in a hopeless tangle,
    Though you're a child, dear,
    Your life's a wild typhoon!


    In lives of leisure,
    The craze for pleasure
    Steadily grows
    Cocktails and laughter,
    But what comes after?
    Nobody knows!
    You're weaving love into a mad jazz pattern,
    Ruled by Pantaloon,
    Poor little rich girl,
    Don't drop a stitch too soon! Writer/s: NOEL COWARD, NOEL PIERCE COWARD
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