SPACE GIRL !
Space Girl [Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger]
[Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger]
Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger wrote Space Girl in 1952 for a short ballad-opera with the title You’re Only Young Once to be performed by the Theatre Workshop. It is a parody on The Ghost Soldier Song which was popular with American soldiers during the First World War and mocks most of the major themes of 1940s science fiction. A version of the song was recorded on The World of Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Volume 2: Songs from the Radio Ballads, released in 1971 on Argo Records.
Shirley Collins sang a much shorter version of Space Girl on the 1960 LP Rocket Along: New Ballads on Old Lines. She was accompanied by Robin Hall, guitar, Jimmy McGregor, mandolin, and Vic Pitt, double bass.
Eliza Carthy sang Space Girl on the Imagined Village’s second CD, Empire & Love (2010).