Raspberry Beret
By: Prince
Original Performance: Prince and the Revolution
Written by: Prince

Version Of: Raspberry Beret

This Version:
  • Raspberry Beret
 
Lyrics:
[From Beck's version on August 8, 2002]

I was working part-time at the five-and-dime
The boss was Mr. McGee
Told me several times that he didn't like my kind
I was a little too leisurely
Seems that I was busy doing something close to nothing
But different from the day before
That's when I saw him, ooh I saw him
He walked in through the out door
He wore a raspberry beret
The kind you find in a second-hand store
It was a raspberry beret
If it was warm, he wouldn't wear much more
Raspberry beret... I think I love... Barney?... no... her.

I love this song!

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
Something about her and the clouds mixed
She wasn't too 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 at a second hand store
Wore a raspberry beret, and if it was warm
She wouldn't wear much more
It was a raspberry beret

Would it be corny if everybody sang along?

1, 2, 3
She wore a raspberry beret
The kind you find at a second hand store
Wore a raspberry beret, and if it was warm
She wouldn't wear much more
It was a raspberry beret...
 
Live:

Played live 23 times:
Earliest known live version: August 8, 2002
Latest known live version: September 8, 2017