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If You Knew Susie
Words and Music by B. G. De Sylva - 1925
C G7 C                 B7             G7
C G7 C -
Em G+ G A7
G D7 G7 -                  
C - - -
C C#dim G7 -
- - - -
- G+ C D7            G7
C             C7 - F -
D7 - G7 -
C - D7 -
Fm G7               C - (G7 To Chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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! Holy Moses! what a chassis!
We went riding, She didn't balk,
Back from Youkers, I'm the one that had to walk!
If you knew Susie like I know Susie,
Oh! Oh! what a girl.
Watch Buddy Wachter and Oakland Banjo Band perform "If You Knew Susie" (youtube)
Listen to Harry Reser play "If You Knew Susie" (youtube timestamp 9:28)
Listen to Dick Legrand play "If You Knew Susie" on tenor banjo (mp3)
Listen to Larry Kennedy play "If You Knew Susie" on plectrum banjo (mp3)
Recorded at 39 Main Restaurant in Tiburon, CA - 1975

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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