New York Girls Lyrics

Steeleye Span


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Maddy Prior, Nigel Pegrum, Peter Knight, Rick Kemp, Robert Johnson, Tim Hart
album: Track 9 in album Commoners Crown
release date: 1975
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:13
writer: [traditional]

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Steeleye Span Commoners Crown cover art
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As I walked down through Chatham Street
A fair maid I did meet,
She asked me to see her home--
She lived in Bleecker Street.
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And away you santy, my dear honey,
O you New York girls, can't you dance the polka?
And when we got to Bleecker Street,
We stopped at forty-four,
Her mother and her sister there,
To meet her at the door.
Chorus:
And when I got inside the house,
The drinks were passed around,
The liquor was so awful strong,
My head went round and round.
Chorus:
And then we had another drink,
Before we sat to eat,
The liquor was so awful strong,
I quickly fell asleep.
Chorus:
([Spoken] Henry Crun: Oh, come on, Min; play that modern banjo, Min.)
(Minnie Bannister: Ya pa pa pa pa....)
When I awoke next morning
I had an aching head,
There was I, Jack all alone,
Stark naked in me bed.
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My gold watch and my pocketbook
And lady friend were gone;
And there was I, Jack all alone,
Stark naked in the room.
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On looking round this little room,
There's nothing I could see,
But a woman's shift and apron
That were no use to me.
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With a flour barrel for a suit of clothes,
Down Cherry Street forlorn,
There Martin Churchill took me in,
And sent me 'round Cape Horn.
Chorus:
Sam Waring


Track Listing

  • 1 Little Sir Hugh
  • 2 Bach Goes to Limerick
  • 3 Long Lankin
  • 4 Dogs and Ferrets
  • 5 Galtee Farmer
  • 6 Demon Lover
  • 7 Elf Call
  • 8 Weary Cutters
  • 9 New York Girls