IF YOU KNEW SUSIE (LIKE I KNOW SUSIE) From the Broadway musical "Big Boy" (1926) (Buddy G. DeSylva / Joseph Meyer) Al Jolson (Broadway Production) - 1925 Eddie Cantor - 1925 Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards - 1925 Ernest Hare & Billy Jones - 1925 Jack Shilkret & His Orch. (vocal: Billy Murray) - 1925 The Varsity Eight - 1925 Billy Jones - 1925 Ella Shields - 1925 Buddy Doyle (feat. in the film "The Great Ziegfeld") - 1936 Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly (feat. in the film "Anchors Aweigh") - 1944 Tiny Hill & His Orch. (vocal: Tiny Hill) - 1944 Eddie Cantor (feat. in the film "If You Knew Susie") - 1948 Dean Martin (feat. in the film "The Silencers") - 1966 Also recorded by: Tennessee Ernie Ford; Perez Prado; Sammy Kaye & His Orch.; Lester Lanin; Johnny Maddox. I have got a sweetie known as Susie In the words of Shakespeare she's a "wow" Though all of you may know her, too I'd like to shout right now Suzie has a perfect reputation No one ever saw her on a spree Nobody knows where Susie goes Nobody knows but me If you knew Susie, like I know Susie Oh! Oh! Oh! What a girl There's none so classy As this fair lassie Oh! Oh! Holy Moses, what a chassis We went riding, she didn't balk Back from Yonkers I'm the one that had to walk If you knew Susie, like I know Susie Oh! Oh! What a girl! If you knew Susie, like I know Susie Oh! Oh! Oh! What a girl She wears long tresses And nice tight dresses Oh! Oh! What a future she possesses Out in public How she can yawn In a parlour, you would think the war was on If you knew Susie, like I know Susie Oh! Oh! What a girl! **************************** TRIVIA: Apparantly Jolson disliked this song, possibly because it had been badly received by Broadway audiences for the show "Big Boy", and he gave it to Eddie Cantor to record. "If You Knew Susie" became one of Cantor's biggest hit and has ever since been associated with him. Jolson is reported to have told Cantor later, "Eddie, if I knew it was that good, I'd never have given it to you!" **************************** As recorded by Gene Kelly & Frank Sinatra for the MGM film "Anchors Aweigh": Iif you knew Susie, as we know Susie Oh, oh, oh what a gal She's not so choosy, no, not our Susie Oh, oh, Susie is a lot of balusie When Susie kisses, it never fails When Susie kisses, she takes the wind Right out of your sails In conclusion, beware of Sus-ion Oh, oh, oh what a gal S - is for sincerity which she's got none of. U - is for you know what I mean. S - is for sincerity which she's got none of. I - is for the Irish in her smile. her Irish smile. E - is for her eagerness to please us, That is how she wants her Navy-eee Put them all together, and they spell Su hu hu hu sie The sweetheart of all the boys at sea Oh that Susie, she's a two-sie She's not choosy, you won't losie Don't care who she, I mean you-sie you'll get woosy, after just one day with Susie When you take her home about ten Another guy is waiting there to take out Susie out again So when you choose she, beware of Susie She's just much for you , and you and me, and the U.S.Navy Su-Su-Su-Su-Su-Su-Su-Susie *************************** as rec by Eddie Cantor 1925 I have got a sweetie known as Susie, In the words of Shakespeare, "She's a wow!". Though all of you May know her too, I'd like to shout right now; If you knew Susie Like I know Susie, Oh, oh, oh what a girl! There's none so classy As this fair lassie, Oh, oh, oh my goodness what a chassis! We went riding, she didn't balk; >From the country, I'm the one that had to walk! If you knew Susie like I know Susie, Oh, oh what a girl! Susie has a perfect reputation, No-one ever saw her on a spree! Nobody knows Where Susie goes, Nobody knows but me! If you knew Susie Like I know Susie, Oh, oh, oh what a girl! She wears long tresses And nice tight dresses, Oh, oh, what a future she possesses! Out in public, how she can yawn; In a parlour, you would think the war was on! If you knew Susie Like I know Susie, Oh, oh what a girl! She'll spend Sunday morniong praising The Lord, But on Monday, she's as dizzy as a Ford! If you knew Susie Like I know Susie, Oh, oh what a girl! I had a moustache, and trained it like a pup, She's got such hot lips, she kissed it once and burned it up! If you knew Susie Like I know Susie, Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh , what a girl! (Transcribed by Peter Akers - April 2011)