Handbags And Gladrags

Album: An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (1970)
Charted: 42
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  • 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 a bride

    So what becomes of you my love
    When they have finally stripped you of
    The handbags and the gladrags
    That your Grandad had to sweat so you could buy
    Baby

    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
    Listen
    But once you think you're in you're out
    Cause you don't mean a single thing without
    The handbags and the gladrags
    That your Grandad had to sweat so you could buy

    Sing a song of six-pence for your sake
    And take a bottle full of rye
    Four and twenty blackbirds in a cake
    And bake them all in a pie

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

    They told me you missed school today
    So I suggest you just throw them all away
    The handbags and the gladrags
    That your poor old Granddad had to sweat to buy yaWriter/s: Michael d'Abo
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 5th 1971, "Handbags and Gladrags" by Chase entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #95; and on September 26th, 1971 it peaked at #84 {for 2 weeks} and spent 5 weeks on the Top 100...
    The band had two other Top 100 records; "Get It On" {peaked at #24 in 1971} and "So Many People" {reached #81 1972}...
    Sadly, leader Bill Chase and band members Wally Yohn, Walter Clark, and John Emma died in a plane crash on August 9th, 1974...
    May all four R.I.P.
  • Bob from Southfield, MiMike D'Abo is the father of Olivia D'Abo who played Kevin's older sister on "The Wonder Years".
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