My Girl's Pussy

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"My Girl's Pussy" is a song by the British bandleader and clarinetist Harry Roy. The song was recorded in 1931 by Harry Roy and His Bat Club Boys. The song uses two of the meanings of the word "pussy" (a cat, and female genitalia) in a series of double entendres.

Cover versions[edit]

This song was later covered in 1976 by Ian Whitcomb,[1] in 1978 by R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders,[2] in 2004 by Kitten on the Keys,[3] and in 2007 by Blag Dahlia.[4] In 2013, it was featured in The Rigano Songbook's cabaret "I Ought to Behave and other Naughty Songs" with David and Paul Rigano at Don't Tell Mama (a long established Manhattan cabaret restaurant on 46th Street) in a medley with the song "Here, Pussy, Pussy".[5]

In popular culture[edit]

The song was on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Head in the Clouds.[6] It was used as the theme song to the Australian Broadcasting Corporations's series Laid in 2011–12. It was sung loudly and obstreperously by Bugsy Siegel during his capture/kidnapping in the 5th season of Boardwalk Empire (2015).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wayne Faust. "Ian Whitcomb's CDs". Picklehead.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ "A Cheap Suit Serenaders Page". Timshome.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Kitten On The Keys | (it's Not A) Pretty Princess Day | CD Baby Music Store". Cdbaby.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-23. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Dwarves / Blag Dahlia - Dwarves / Blag Dahlia (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. ^ "Rigano Songbook: My Girl's Pussy/Here, Pussy, Pussy". Youtube.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 
  6. ^ "Soundtrack for Head in the Clouds (2004)". IMDb.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2012-12-09.