When Susie Was a Baby
DESCRIPTION: As a baby Susie went "goo" or "ooh ahh." As an infant she went "A, B, C." As a teenager she went "kiss, kiss" or "take off my bra." She becomes pregnant, married, mother, granny, dying, skeleton, angel or devil, and finally, nothing.
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: marriage sex death pregnancy playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Opie-Game 140, "When Susie Was a Baby" (4 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: N.G.N. Kelsey, "When They Were Young Girls" in Folklore, Vol. XCII, No. 1 (1981 (available online by JSTOR)), pp. 106-107 ("When Susie was a baby") (2 texts)
NOTES: Kelsey: "My earliest version of 1964 went as follows: When Mary was a baby ...." - BS
Last updated in version 2.6
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.