Just an Old Fashioned Girl

Album: Just an Old Fashioned Girl (1956)

Songfacts®:

  • If there is one song for which Eartha Kitt will be remembered, it is surely this one. Written in 4/4 time by Marv Fisher, this obvious novelty song sees her longing for a sugar daddy or maybe a wealthy husband. Of course, in 1956 when it was released, to be a dollar millionaire still meant something, but by the time of her death on Christmas Day, 2008, there were said to be over six and a half million millionaires in the US alone. However, she was said to have a net worth of around $4 million, so even if she didn't find her ideal man...
  • "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" was recorded originally with Henri René and his Orchestra; it was released on the RCA label. The sheet music was also published in the UK where the song failed to chart. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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