Sukey Sudds

DESCRIPTION: "Sukey Sudds was a-standing in front of her tubs, A-washing her clothes so nice.... Sukey Sudds picked up her three-legged stool And she throwed it right into the fire, fire, fire, And she throwed it right into the fire."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: clothes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 438, "Sukey Sudds" (1 text)
Roud #7608
NOTES [42 words]: Is this a parody of "Lord Lovel [Child 75]"? There is a parody of the latter which begins "Old Sukey she stood at the college gate, A-scratching her milk-white ear." It doesn't match this song, but they appear to be based on the same name and tunes. - RBW
Last updated in version 3.8
File: R438

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 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.