Little Black Mustache, Lyric Variant 02


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Little Black Mustache, Lyric Variant 02


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. The lower right corner was folded into the laminate. There is one paper clip rust stain at the upper left corner and another at the lower right corner.


Ballads -- United States Mustaches -- Songs and music Warnings -- Songs and music Courtship -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Black Mustache. That Little Black Mustache. That Little Black Moustache


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Little Black Moustache

Once I courted a charming beau,
I loved him dear as life.
I allus knowed the time would come
allus knowed the time
when I could be his wife.
His pockets they was lined with gold,
And how he cut a dash
With a diamond ring, gold watch and chain,
And a darling black moustache.

That little black moustache,
That little black moustache,
And now you know I had a beau
with a darling black moustache.

He allus come on Sunday nights
and stayed till nearly three.
He said he never loved a girl
In the way that he loved me.
He said 'twas so, and so you know
That he had lots of cash.
And then he'd press upon my lips
That darling black moustache.

Along there came an old, old maid,
She was worth her weight in gold.
She had fake hair, she wore false teeth,
She was forty-five years old.
So coolly he deserted me
Just for that old maid's cash.
And then he'd press upon her lips
That darling black moustache.

And now they live across the way
In that great mansion old.
She married him for his black moustache,
He married her for gold.
Come all young maids, take my advice,
And never be so rash,
As to fall in love with every chap
Who wears a black moustache.

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Little Black Mustache, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

Little Black Moustache

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - 202 Randolph, 402

Dimensions - Original

210 mm x 279 mm

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Paul L. Robertson

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