Lyr Add: Susan Van Doozen (Lincoln, Shepherd)
Subject: Lyr Add: Susan Van Doozen|
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 May 09 - 02:25 PM
Bob Coltman mentioned this in another thread, and I thought it deserved to be posted in its entirety, such as it is.
First, here's what Bob posted:
You stick to my bosom like glue,
When this you're perusin', remember I'm musin',
Sweet Susan Van Doozen, on you,
So don't be abusin' my offer and bruisin'
A heart that is willin' to woo,
And please be excusin', and not be refusin',
Oh! Susan Van Doozen, please do.
Here are the lyrics I found:
SUSAN VAN DOOZEN
I 'll write, for I 'm witty, a popular ditty,
Now through it I'll scatter—a quite easy matter—
from Cape Cod Ballads. 1902. pages 79-80
There's a recording you can listen to here (click) (Instrumental only)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Susan Van Doozen (Lincoln, Shepherd)|
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 01:48 PM
When I was a little girl in the 50’s my daddy called me Susan MacGoozan, and used to recite the name with “she sticks to my bosom like glue”. He passed when I was only 7, but as a young woman a friend of his then quoted to me “I’d rather be losin my cig’rettes n boozin than losin my Susan MacGoozan”. I hadn’t known it was an wild song until then. Looks like they may have gotten some of the words mixed up, but so much fun to find it here. Thank you!