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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
10-Oct-14 - 01:41 PM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
1953 "Pretty Little Black Eyed Susie" by Guy Mitchell.

It's a popular bluegrass song, but it's difficult to find its origin. Perhaps it has links to Cripple Creek.

From Mudcat; Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Black-Eye Susie / Black-Eyed Susie
From: Jim Dixon Date: 20 Mar 13 - 12:49 PM

A single couplet is quoted in a novel Smiling Pass, by Eliot H. Robinson (Boston: The Page Company, 1921), page 386:

"Hop up, skip up, Black-eyed Susie.
Mighty good-lookin' but the boys won't choose ye."

--which is a unique rhyme, as far as I know.