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."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Randolph)
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 438, "Sukey Sudds" (1 text)
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
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