Monday, February 27, 2012

My Music Monday

A few weeks ago I did a song from the late 60s (Petula Clark) and it got me thinking of another song my mother used to tell stories of me singing.

I do remember being in kindergarten and belting out, in the car, "Georgy Girl" from the Seekers.

It is like one of those perfect pop songs, not only then, but still.

It is the title song from the movie the same name, which starred Lynn Redgrave. I've seen parts of the movie, but can't say I've ever seen the movie.

One piece of trivia about the song:  the lyrics were written by Jim Dale.  The few Broadway geeks who read this here blog might know him as playing P. T. Barnum in, well, Barnum.  Harry Potter geeks might know him as the man who read all seven of the J. K. Rowling's audio books.  Who knew?

Maybe it was the lyrics to the song, and the lack of MTV, back in the late 60s, but I made assumptions that the girl singing the song was older and a frump, much like Georgy herself.  The video proves me wrong.  Sure she has that post-Camelot sensibility to her, but she is much younger than I imagined.  And their live version is pretty spot-on to the recorded version.

I do love the audience and how well dressed they are for a concert and how well behaved they all are - not that anyone was expecting stage diving from the Seekers.

Anyway - welcome to my past.


Brett said...

Fantastic song choice, and now I have the earworm for the afternoon :)

I remember listening to this on my parents' reel-to-reel tape player!

Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

I have always loved this song but always thought of Georgy like Marlo Thomas in the opening credits of That Girl. Gliding down the street dreamily staring into the sky and twirling.

Anonymous said...

When you are disappointed do you ever sing "Hey there Blimpie boy"

...cause I do.

Unknown said...

It's a great song. I remember seeing the beginning on IFC.

Jonny said...

It's a GREAT, somewhat sad movie. Lynn Redgrave got an Oscar for it.

Victor said...

The Seekers are still performing here in Australia.