Lyr Req: Black-Eyed Suzie (from Roscoe Holcomb)
Lyr Req: Black-Eye Susie / Black-Eyed Susie (13)
Particular version:Black-eyed Susan (susie?) (1)
Subject: Lyr Req: Roscoe Holcomb's lyrics to Black Eyed Su|
From: GUEST,Arkansas Red
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 03:54 PM
Am trying to find Roscoe Holcomb's lyrics to Black Eyed Susie. I can't understand all the lyrics on the recording. Thanks
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Roscoe Holcomb's lyrics to Black Eyed Su|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 08:51 PM
YouTube has a recording of Roscoe Holcomb singing Black Eyed Suzy (sic). I will try transcribing it later, unless somebody beats me to it.
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK-EYED SUZY (from Roscoe Holcomb)|
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jun 11 - 10:22 PM
Here's my best guess as to what he's singing in the YouTube recording:
As sung by Roscoe Holcomb
1. Black-eyed Suzy stayin' in the corner,
She a pretty girl, 'pon my honor.
CHORUS: Hey, little black-eyed Suzy,
Hop up, pretty little black-eyed Suzy.
2. Rain come in, the sun come in an' drown me.
Stand back, pretty girl. Don't come around me. CHORUS
3. Ho, little kitty-buss, poor little feller,
Poor little kit-cuss died in the cellar. CHORUS
REPEAT VERSE 2 AND CHORUS.
Subject: RE: Req: Roscoe Holcomb's lyrics to Black Eyed Susie|
Date: 22 Jun 11 - 02:00 PM
One or two minor corrections, per the liner notes to the original LP issue of Folkways FA2317, Mountain Music of Kentucky ("Collected - Annotated - Photographs by John Cohen"):
Blackeyed Susie, sitting in a corner
She's a pretty girl, 'pon my honor
Hey pretty little blackeyed Susie
Hop up pretty little blackeyed Susie
Rain come wet me, sun come dry me
Stand back, pretty girl, don't come nigh me
Poor little kitty-puss, poor little feller
Poor little kitty-puss [liner notes say ketty-puss here, which I take to be a typo], died in the corner
repeat verse 2