Black Mustache, The

DESCRIPTION: "It's O once I had a charming beau..." The singer describes his wealth and wooing. "And then there came a sour old maid, She's worth her weight in gold," whom the suitor prefers. She warns against "those stylish chaps that wear the black mustache"
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: courting hair money abandonment oldmaid
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Randolph 402, "The Little Black Mustache" (3 texts)
Arnold-FolkSongsofAlabama, pp. 20-21, "That Little Black Mustache" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 202, "The Little Black Mustache" (1 text plus 1 excerpt and mention of 4 more)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore4 202, "The Little Black Mustache" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Morris-FolksongsOfFlorida, #71, "The Black Mustache" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 69, "Little Black Mustache" (1 text plus mention of 5 more, 4 tunes)
Combs/Wilgus-FolkSongsOfTheSouthernUnitedStates 154, pp. 180-181, "The Black Mustache" (1 text)
Boette-SingaHipsyDoodle, pp. 89-90, "Darling Black Mustache" (1 text plus an excerpt, 1 tune)
Stout-FolkloreFromIowa 62, pp. 85-86, "The Little Black Mustache" (2 texts)

Roud #471
Vernon Dalhart, "The Little Black Mustache" (Edison 52118, 1927)
Nations Brothers, "Little Black Mustache" (Vocalion 03152, 1936)
[Ernest Stoneman &] The Dixie Mountaineers, "The Black Mustache" (Edison, unissued, 1927)
Henry Whitter, "My Darling's Black Mustache" (OKeh 40395, 1925)

File: CW180A

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