Father has a business strictly second hand Everything from toothpicks to a baby-grand 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 think that's new Even Jake, the plumber, he's a 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!