Georgy Girl

Album: Georgy Girl (1966)
Charted: 3 2
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  • This was featured in the 1966 movie of the same name. Set in London, the film is a comedy/romance starring Lynn Redgrave.
  • The Seekers sang two different sets of lyrics over the credits and the titles of the movie. A different version was recorded and released as the single. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Brad Wind - Miami, FL
  • Olivia Newton-John recorded a new version of this song for the soundtrack of the 2011 movie A Few Best Men. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - Minneapolis, MN
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Comments: 13

  • Bill from West Palm Beach, Fl, Usa, Earth, Sol, Milky Way, Azygos, ZizaneI remember the line from the song in the flick "You're a rich girl now", and it was a frequent refrain. In the flick, this unattractive/unsocial young girl "Georgy" can't attract any guys of her own age (or anywhere near it) and eventually figures out that despite the fact that she's a really plain/ugly girl in her teens (or twenties)... older successful guys in their seventies or eighties will be popping bonas over the prospect of being with her. This rich old lecherous guy comes along ((James Mason... late in his career?) plays the role (not much unlike Humbert Humbert in Lolita I suppose)) to marry her... to ply her with avaricious gifts of plenty... to "be with" her. This was a great message to all the similar plain/ugly young babes (with otherwise hot young bodies) of that 60's/70's era to "be with" these rich old lecherous dudes. I hope these same values are once again popular when I also become such a lecherous old rich dude (looking for plain young scantily-clad bona-body babes) in my senior years. Listening to the movie version of this song (only)... I'm looking VERY forward to growing old... because the hot young plain looking bona babes are getting closer & closer... and they'll (once again) be singing "You're Rich Georgy Girl!!
  • Rachel from So CalVery insightful interpretation. Georgy Girl came out when I was five years old. I secretly, and desperately, wanted to be a girl. I believed that it being used to refer to a character in a movie was just a ruse, and was in truth about someone that was alike to me; that somehow Judith Durham understood what I, and all the hidden others like myself, felt deep inside, and that those who were meant to would be able to recognize this.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 29th 1967, "Georgy Girl" by the Seekers peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Top 100 and spent 16 weeks on the chart {for 8 of those 16 weeks it was on the Top 10}...
    And on March 25th, 1967, in the quartet's native Australia, reached #1 {for 1 week} on the Kent Music Report char
    For the two weeks it was at #2 on the Top 100, the #1 record was "I’m A Believer" by the Monkees...
    Also in 1967 it was covered by the Baja Marimba Band; their version was on the Top 100 for a one week stay at position #98...
    The music for the song was composed by Tom Springfield, the brother of Dusty.
  • Michael from Akron, OhAmazing song! This was the very first 45 I bought with my OWN money when the song first came out. I was just a wee lad.
  • Krzysztof from Laziska Gorne, PolandJudith sings with an angel's voice in this song. At her words "inside you" my heart always stops for a beat..
  • Barry from Sauquoit, Ny"Georgy Girl" was nominated for Best Song at the 1966 Academy Awards {Lost to "Born Free"}!!!
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, Cawhat a great sound!so many memories of the swingin'60's when I hear this masterpiece.
    brings a smile to my heart, and a tear to my eye!
  • Emma from Guelgh, OnThis is an awsome, amazing song. So smooth and full of knowledge!
  • Julia from Richland, WaI think that there might be a Broadway play with the same name.There was also a different set of lyrics for this version of 'Georgy Girl.'
  • Lynn from Melbourne, AustraliaJudith Durham: lead vocals
    Athol Guy: double bass, vocals
    Keith Potger: twelve string guitar, banjo, vocals
    Bruce Woodley: guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals
  • Lynn from Melbourne, AustraliaThe full Seekers were
    Judith Durham: lead vocals
    Athol Guy: double bass, vocals
    Keith Potger: twelve string guitar, banjo, vocals
    Bruce Woodley: guitar, mandolin, banjo, vocals
  • Clarke from Pittsburgh, PaThe lyrics in the movie (over both the opening and closing) differ in several ways from the single version. I imagine there must have been another recording session to produce the single eventually released.
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhThe Seekers were Judith Durham and three other Australians whose sound and spirit has never been duplicated. They symbolize the optimism of '60's folk music.
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