New York Girls


I’d like to make an official announcement that October 4th will from here on in be known as Bellowhead Day. I have the great privilege of seeing them tonight and am really looking forward to it. Anyway as Jon says, “It’s here at last! Seems a long time since we were in Abbey Road. Really looking forward to gigging all the new stuff. Roll on November!” There’s a nice little bonus for you too to mark the occasion. Anyway it’s interesting to hear this as naked as our hapless victim the morning after. Also this Mudcat thread make s the very interesting link with the version in the film The Gangs Of New York that is the one Jon follows.

You can buy the October digital album now from all good download stores:

Bellowhead – New York Girls

The new Bellowhead album Hedonism is available to buy now.


40 Responses to “New York Girls”

  1. Jane Ramsden says:

    Both brilliant versions. Thank you, Jon. (Love the punchline! I’m up early!)

  2. Shelley says:

    Happy Bellowhead day everyone – this song has been stuck in my head all night (which may be one reason I didn’t sleep) and I have a feeling it will be there all day, and probably tonight too!

  3. Sandy Davis says:

    Bellowhead Day ought to be a national holiday! Loved the song – heard it twice -both times at Shrewsbury, so it’s off to Bilston in November. Thank you Jon for all these songs – love them all.

  4. Danilo says:

    I hope I can put my hands on it soon.
    Navigator don’t make me wait too much!

  5. Reinhard says:

    I wonder who sets the media prices. Hedonism CD, Deluxe CD+DVD, and LP cost £9, £12, and £13 respectively at Navigator, £9, £12, and £11 at Amazon UK, but £11, £27, and unbelievable £40 at Amazon Germany!

  6. Owen Ralph says:

    Nigel – looks like the file is either corrupt or not there. Any possibility Admin could re-upload it or something? 🙂

  7. Simon Dewsbury says:

    not sure which I’m looking forward to more – Hedonism coming through my letterbox tomorrow [hopefully] or seeing BH live again next month.

    Lots of videos available if you click the bottom of the screen – including for some reason ‘Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris’ – and if you watch that it then takes you to some strangely Hitler fixated stuff; be warned.

  8. StephenH says:

    I like having the full-blown and bare bones version side by side, as it were. It’s a nice way to illustrate that a song doesn’t always have to be sung the same way every time.
    For yet another take, folks might like to have a listen to the Steeleye Span version from “Commoner’s Crown” featuring Peter Sellers on ukelele and vocal interjections.

  9. […] he released two version of “New York Girls”. One if a more traditional, slower version. The second one is jazzed up and accompanied by a great […]

  10. Matthew Edwards says:

    >“it’s interesting to hear this as naked as our hapless victim the morning after”

    I really do hope this is a reference to Jon’s stripped-down rendition of the song, and not to events following the Hedonism launch party? 🙂

    Anyway I’ve been enjoying listening to the CD tonight; looking forward to seeing the band perform live in Birkenhead next month.


  11. Anne Payne says:

    My copy of Hedonism had just plopped onto my doormat and am loving it! Think this track is my favourite so far though it’s up against some pretty stiff competition.

  12. Simon says:

    I’ve posted my review on Properganda Online and will be adding some photos from Monday’s event today, as a car break in stopped the two being together as they should have been. Look out for my interview with Jon as well coming soon.

  13. Sol says:

    Is there a reason Hedonism isn’t available from MP3? The older albums seem to be. I’m leery about buying it from iTunes, I’d much rather have MP3 files without copy protection.

  14. Ellie says:

    Is it just me whose brain tries to make me sing “My dear aunty” ?

  15. Linda says:

    Happy Bellowhead day 2011. Looking forward to November concert, Sounds very similar to last years comments.

  16. John Biggs (Welsh Marches) says:

    A great bawdy song this, but certainly better with a good crowd with you roaring out the chorus. Thank you for the bonus of the Bellowhead version which gets my vote

  17. Jane Ramsden says:

    Kate Akers, who sometimes contributes here, has just uploaded a version of this song to YouTube performed by herself and father, Andy Fincham:

  18. Diana says:

    A wonderful song – enjoyed both versions. Just wondering where I was this time last year – I believe I was new to AFSAD and a bit shy (if you can imagine that). Surprising what the difference a year makes isn’t it? Happy Bellowhead Day to all.

  19. Old Muzza(NW Surrey-UK) says:

    HAPPY BELLOWHEAD DAY EVERYBODY…………Diana ‘a bit shy’…pull t’other one!

  20. Old Muzza(NW Surrey-UK) says:

    Hi Janey………just checked Kate’s link…………..and noted that Andy is her husband

  21. Jane Ramsden says:

    How did I get that mixed up? Lol. Well, I am a pensioner… and a bear… and a cat botherer… hehehehehehehehe!

  22. Linda says:

    Have tickets for Final tour. New Your Girls will always be synonymous with Bellowhead

  23. Old Muzza(NW Surrey.UK says:

    Father Kenneth Loveless was a well known personality In the Morris dancing Fraternity.
    An ex naval man and a real vicar in his younger days………he used to belt this one out at any morris gathering accompanied by his concertina that was bequeathed to him by William Kimber…..another notable figure in the morris revival of 1899.

  24. Old Muzza(NW Surrey-UK) says:

    ‘Stark naked in that room’…………..not even a sock or vest eh Janie/Daina

  25. Linda says:

    Wonder if anybody will take the bate Muzza?

  26. Old Muzza(N.W.Surrey UK) says:

    Shame …….Nobody Did Lindy Lou!!!!!!
    How we mis the misspellings from (Shy Daina) and the old HaHaHaHaHa
    anyway…HAPPY BELLOWHEAD DAY…a day early at that!

  27. Linda says:

    Think your running a day early Muzza Maybe somebody will turn up this year

  28. Linda says:

    Happy Bellowhead day ……..

  29. linda says:

    It has to be done..Happy Bellowhead Day CDs will be on in the car happy memories…..

  30. Old Muzza (NW Surrey-UK) says:

    Ref my comment 2015…..Raising a glass to Dear ole morris man Father Kenneth Lovelace

  31. Kate Akers says:

    Just came across this, don’t think I spotted it 5 years ago but just to make it 100% known (as the Internet lasts forever) the man I’m playing with in that video is definitely my Dad 😂

  32. Yea two versions in Hugill ~ said this somewhere before ~ Can’t you dance the Polka has Tiffany’s in it ~ The popular Bellow Head version has some changes and incorporates some other sailor elements and story lines


  33. Linda says:

    Bellowhead again……

  34. OldMuzza(NWSurrey UK) says:

    Oh Kate…..ref your video with your Dad (above).I am so sorry for misleading everybody…how the heck did I get that wrong!!!! Thanks for clearing it up.(3 comments above)

  35. Linda says:

    Happy Bellowhead Day everybody……..Spiers and Boden on Tour with Fallow Ground….

  36. OldMuzza(NWSurrey UK) says:

    Wey Hey….Happy Bellowhead Day….and here I am….cringing again at being reminded of my Gaff in which I mislead everyone ref Kate’s Dad or husband.!!!!!

  37. OldMuzza(NWSurrey UK) says:

    Oh dear…..again reminded what a prat I am…..
    ok….yearly mantra to cleanse my stupid brain….sorry Kate.
    That is Kate’s FATHER in the video …..FATHER……FATHER….FATHER,!!!!!
    Oh….happy Bellowhead day!…..I feel a tad better now..phew!

  38. Linda says:

    Bellowhead day this year tinged with a sad note after the passing of the lovely talented Paul Sartin.

  39. Jane Ramsden says:

    A wonderful, funny and joyful song for Bellowhead Day. One I’m sure Paul Sartin must have enjoyed, and fittingly fun to remember him by. A sad, too-early loss.
    Since it is Bellowhead Day, it is only kind to forgive Dunderhead YoungMuzza his Fincham familial gaff, albeit somewhat belaTedly. Hahahaha!

  40. OldMuzza (NW Surrey UK) says:

    Thank you Janey….
    sorry Kate and Andy….dunno how I came to the incorrect conclusion (doh) …clarified by Kate 9 comments up!

Your Reply

Warning: Undefined variable $user_ID in /customers/a/0/f/ on line 121