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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!
IF YOU KNEW SUSIE (LIKE I KNOW SUSIE) From the Broadway musical "Big Boy" (1926) (DeSylva/Meyer)
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.
IF YOU KNEW SUSIE (LIKE I KNOW SUSIE!)
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!