"Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood (VIDEO)
Listen to "Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, No. 81 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
81. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, "Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman" (1968)
"I met him in a Greenwich Village coffee nook," Nancy Sinatra sings at the onset of this cut, a wily spoof of the folksy songhawkers who flooded Bleecker Street during the late '60s. Like the neophyte Bob Dylan, she pronounces it Green-which. "Green-which?" Hazlewood asks, incredulous. Trying her hardest to play it straight, Sinatra giggles, proving she's in on the gag. It's a groovy little tune from a groovy little time, with tongue tucked firmly in cheek.