Sucking Cider through a Straw

DESCRIPTION: "The prettiest girl that I ever saw Was sucking cider through a straw." "I told that gal I didn't see how She sucked the cider through a straw." "And now I've got me a mother-in-law From sucking cider through a straw."
AUTHOR: credited in the 1919 publication to Carey Morgan and Lee David
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: courting drink
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
BrownIII 47, "Sucking Cider through a Straw" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 47, "Sucking CIder through a Straw" (1 tune, plus text not found in the BrownIII version)
Sandburg, p. 329, "Sucking Cider Through a Straw" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 239, "Sipping Cider Through A Straw" (1 text)
DT, SIPCIDER*

Roud #7867
RECORDINGS:
[Arthur] Collins & [Byron] Harlan, "Sipping Cider Through a Straw" (Pathe 22157, 1919) (Edison 50627, 1920) (CYL: Edison [BA] 3846, n.d.)
Vernon Dalhart, "Sippin' Cider" (Columbia 1712-D, 1929)

SAME TUNE:
The Other Day I Met a Bear (Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 44; DT, IMETBEAR)
NOTES: The 1919 publication gives the name as "Sipping Cider thru' a Straw." Curiously, Sandburg, writing no later than 1927, did not seem to know of this -- implying that this was originally "folk" rather than pop. - RBW
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