Tonight I take her from her parents 
I came along to her rescue 
Without a word about arrangements 
She came along without a clue 
So I said my love I want to take you 
A place I have inside my head 
And so it seemed I had to love you 
With some cards and separate beds 

Her mother didn't like me 
She thought I was on drugs 
My mother didn't like her 
She'd never peel the spuds 
So we took off together 
And stayed at Mrs. Smith's 
Breakfast at half seven 
Where you can view the cliffs 

The moon was full and in our window 
I could see her turning in her bed 
I was loved but all in limbo 
There was time to pass but not to spend 
Soon I saw that this was silly 
Spending all my wages on this peach 
When we could sit so very pretty 
And get our heads down out on the beach 

Her father seemed to like me 
I helped him fix his car 
My father seemed to like her 
And I couldn't see the harm 
In going off together 
To see the pier and lights 
So we could be together 
In separate beds tonight