DESCRIPTION: "Three times round the Cuckoo Waltz (x3), Lovely Susie Brown. Fare thee well, my charming girl, Fare thee well I'm gone, Fare the well, my charming girl, With golden slippers on." "Choose your pard as we go round, We'll all take Susie Brown...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
WOlford, pp. 36=37=WolfordRev, pp. 169-171, "Cuckoo Waltz" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, p. 160, "Cuckoo Waltz" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Cambiaire, p. 136, "Susie Brown" (1 text, a mixed text which has two verses typical of "Cuckoo Waltz" or something like it and two from "Go In and Out the Window")
ST San160 (Full)
cf. "Old Joe Clark" (floating lyrics)
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