Georgy Girl (song)
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|Single by The Seekers|
|from the album Come the Day|
|B-side||"The Last Thing on My Mind" (Europe)|
"When The Stars Begin To Fall" (non-Europe)
|Released||10 October 1966|
|Genre||Pop rock, folk|
|Label||EMI Columbia (DB 8134) (UK)|
EMI Capitol (5756) (US)
|The Seekers singles chronology|
"Georgy Girl" is a song by the Australian folk music group the Seekers. It was used as the title song for the 1966 film of the same name. Tom Springfield, who had written "I'll Never Find Another You", composed the music and Jim Dale supplied the lyrics. The song is heard at both the beginning and end of the film, with markedly different lyrics (and with different lyrics again from those in the commercially released version). It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The song became a hit in late 1966 and early 1967, reaching number one in Australia and number three in the United Kingdom. In the United States, it was the Seekers' highest charting single, reaching number one on the Cash Box Top 100. "Georgy Girl" reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100; "I'm a Believer" by The Monkees, kept the song from number one. The song's US success prompted the Seekers' British album Come the Day to be retitled Georgy Girl for its American release.
In 1967, an instrumental version by the Baja Marimba Band reached number 98 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 14 on the easy listening chart.
Other versions and quotations
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A German version was released by German singer Cornelia Froboess for her 1967 album Die neuen Lieder der Cornelia Froboess (Polydor).
A French version whose English title was preserved was published by the group Les Hamsters (singer Colette Rivat) in 1967 (CBS - EP5731).
In The Simpsons episode "Lisa the Beauty Queen", Homer twice sings the song with the lyrics "Hey there, blimpy boy! Flying through the sky so fancy free!". "Georgy Girl" is also parodied in the 13th-season episode "Half-Decent Proposal", when Artie Ziff creates a device to convert modem noises into easy-listening music.
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