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
EARLIEST DATE: 1925
KEYWORDS: courting hair money abandonment oldmaid
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,SE,So)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 402, "The Little Black Mustache" (3 texts)
BrownII 202, "The Little Black Mustache" (1 text plus 1 excerpt and mention of 4 more)
BrownSchinhanIV 202, "The Little Black Mustache" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Morris, #71, "The Black Mustache" (1 text, 1 tune)
Combs/Wilgus 154, pp. 180-181, "The Black Mustache" (1 text)
Stout 62, pp. 85-86, "The Little Black Mustache" (2 texts)

Roud #471
RECORDINGS:
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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