Raspberry Beret

Album: Around the World in a Day (1985)
Charted: 25 2
  • Yeah

    I was working part time in a five-and-dime
    My boss was Mr. McGee
    He told me several times that he didn't like my kind
    'Cause I was a bit too leisurely

    Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing
    But different than the day before
    That's when I saw her, ooh, I saw her
    She walked in through the out door, out door

    She wore a
    Raspberry beret
    The kind you find in a second 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
    She had the nerve to ask me
    If I planned to do her any harm
    So, look here
    I put her on the back of my bike
    And we went riding
    Down by old man Johnson's farm

    I said now, overcast days never turned me on
    But something about the clouds and her mixed
    She wasn't to bright
    But I could tell when she kissed me
    She knew how to get her kicks

    She wore a
    Raspberry beret
    The kind you find in a second 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 you are
    Thunder drowns out what the lightning sees
    You feel like a movie star

    They say the first time ain't the greatest
    But I tell ya
    If I had the chance to do it all again
    I wouldn't change a stroke
    'Cause baby I'm the most
    With a girl as fine as she was then

    (Raspberry beret)
    The kind you find (The kind you find)
    The kind you find (In a second hand store)
    Oh no no
    (Raspberry beret)
    (And if it was warm)
    Where have all the raspberry women gone?
    Yeah (Raspberry beret)

    I think I, I think I, I think I love her

    (Raspberry beret)
    No no no
    No no no (The kind you find)
    (In a second 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)

Comments: 7

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1985 {July 14th} "Raspberry Beret"* by Prince peaked at #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the week it was at #2, the #1 record for that week was "A View To A Kill" by Duran Duran...
    "Raspberry Beret" reached #3 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart...
    Between 1978 and 2006 the Minneapolis, Minnesota native had forty nine records on the Top 100 chart, eighteen made the Top 10 with five reaching #1, "When Doves Cry" for five weeks in July of 1984, "Let's Go Crazy" for two weeks in September of 1984, "Kiss" for two weeks in April of 1986, "Batdance" for one week in July of 1989, "Cream" for two weeks in November of 1991...
    Prince Rogers Nelson passed away at the young age of 57 on April 21st, 2016...
    May he R.I.P.
    * "Raspberry Beret" was Prince's second of three of his records to peak at #2, his two other #2 records were "Purple Rain" for two weeks in 1984 and "U Got The Look" for one week in 1987...
    And from the 'for What It's Worth' department, the remainder of Billboard's Top 10 on July 14th, 1985:
    At #3. "Everytime You Go Away" by Paul Young
    #4. "You Give Good Love" by Whitney Houston
    #5. "Sussidio" by Phil Collins
    #6. "The Search Is Over" by Survivor
    #7. "If You Love Someone Set Them Free" by Sting
    #8. "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen
    #9. "Shout" by Tears For Fears
    #10. "Would I Lie To You" by The Eurythmics
  • Secret Love from UsaPrince began written this song in Los Angeles at a club where he became fascinated with a beautiful young lady. He got her attention by whispering in here ear about the hat. He introduced himself to her and the rest was history; Originally, she his muse but she stole his heart (he pattern his dressing style after her).They were secret lovers, from 1982 - 1983 They met secretly all around Los Angeles under different alias. She didn't like the limelight and he constantly tried to pursue her. He even proposed to her , she said no. They created ways to communicate through his songs. Prince would leave concert tickets at the box office.. There was a lot of obstacles transpired between them. She split with him. But he really never got over her. That was the cause of his depression. You see, she was not his usual type of female. Dovie(as he called her) was a pretty dark skin African American from Compton.
  • Augie from UsaNot for nothin' but there is a lovely lady wearing a red beret who delivers a guitar to Prince at :23. This is not part of the above list and I ask "Could she be - Is she the subject of the song"?
  • Rabbit Bunny from Westminster MdHe wrote it about Madonna! I know this as fact!
  • Johnny from Claxton, GaFor the record... Girl 6 is very well known in the black community. There are other segments of society besides caucasian.
  • Dimitry from Denver, Co, CoSorry guys, but a Raspberry Beret is an uncircumcised penis... You take it from there.
  • Susan from Airdrie, AbI loved this song when it first came out. Prince was and is a musical genius, albeit a bit of a pervert...LOL
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