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Second Hand Rose Lyrics By Barbra Streisand

    father has a business
    strictly second hand
    everything from toothpicks
    to a babygrand

    stuff in our apartment
    came from father’s store
    even clothes i’m wearing
    someone wore before

    it’s no wonder that i feel abused
    i never get a thing that ain’t been used

    i’m wearing second hand hats
    second hand clothes
    that’s why they call me
    second hand rose

    even our piano in the parlor
    daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar

    second hand pearls
    i’m wearing second hand curls
    i never get a single thing that’s new

    even jake the plumber he’s the man i adore
    he had the nerve to tell me he’s been married before

    everyone knows that i’m just
    second hand rose
    from second avenue
    from second avenue


    Artist: Barbra Streisand

    Year: 1966

    Decade: 60s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 82