"If You Knew Susie (Like I know Susie!)" Eddie Cantor, 1925





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Published on Jun 7, 2008

Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Meyer first offered this tune to Al Jolson, but Jolie's rendition didn't catch on with the public ...so Al passed it on to his younger protege Eddie Cantor--who put it over in a maxissimus way!

From the Broadway musical "Big Boy" (1926)

Al Jolson (Broadway Production) - 1925
Eddie Cantor - 1925
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards - 1925
Ernest Hare & Billy Jones - 1925
Jack Shilkret & His Orch. (vocal: Billy Murray) - 1925
The Varsity Eight - 1925
Billy Jones - 1925
Ella Shields - 1925
Buddy Doyle (feat. in the film "The Great Ziegfeld") - 1936
Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly (feat. in the film "Anchors Aweigh") - 1944
Tiny Hill & His Orch. (vocal: Tiny Hill) - 1944
Eddie Cantor (feat. in the film "If You Knew Susie") - 1948
Dean Martin (feat. in the film "The Silencers") - 1966

Also recorded by: Tennessee Ernie Ford; Perez Prado;
Sammy Kaye & His Orch.; Lester Lanin; Johnny Maddox.


I have got a sweetie known as Susie
In the words of Shakespeare she's a "wow"
Though all of you may know her, too
I'd like to shout right now:

If you knew Susie, like I know Susie
Oh! Oh! Oh! What a girl
There's none so classy
As this fair lassie
Oh! Oh! Oh my goodness, what a chassis
We went riding, she didn't balk
from the country,
I'm the one that had to walk
If you knew Susie, like I know Susie
Oh! Oh, what a girl!

Suzie has a perfect reputation
No one ever saw her on a spree
Nobody knows where Susie goes
Nobody knows but me

If you knew Susie, like I know Susie
Oh! Oh! Oh, what a girl
She wears long tresses
And nice tight dresses
Oh! Oh!
What a future she possesses
Out in public
How she can yawn
In a parlor, you would think the war was on
If you knew Susie, like I know Susie
Oh! Oh, what a girl!

She'll spend Sunday praising the Lord,
But on Monday she's as busy as a Ford.
If you knew Susie, like I know Susie
Oh! Oh, what a girl!

I had a mustache, and trained it like a pup
She's got such hot lips she kissed me once
and burned it up.

If you knew Susie--like I know Susie
Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh, what a girl!

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Eddie Cantor
  • Album

    • The Columbia Years: 1922-1940
  • Licensed by

    • SME (on behalf of Legacy/Columbia); ASCAP, Shapiro Bernstein, Audiam (Publishing), and 2 Music Rights Societies


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