Mudcat Café message #3405613 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40593   Message #3405613
Posted By: Azizi
16-Sep-12 - 10:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sugar in My Coffee
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sugar in My Coffee
For those who may be interested, this page on my Cocojams website http://cocojams.com/content/sugar-my-coffee-o-fiddle-song-early-sources-examples is a compilation of information, comments about and text examples of the song "Sugar In My Coffee O".

Included in that page are several posts from this thread and from another Mudcat thread. That page also includes other examples such as this US civil war recollection:

"I got up this morning whistling 'Sugar In The Coffee', one of the old tunes of that day. I want to tell where I first heard it. Uncle Burns Malone and his cousin, Jack Malone, waked me up in the night back in 1868, singing that old song." http://www.granburydepot.org/z/biog/malone.htm

And this version from Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin 5, April 1939, page 32-33 and quoted on that same online site:


"How in the world did you all know
I like sugar in my coffee so?
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
But I like sugar in my coffee so.
I had a girl named Sally, Oh,
But she won't put sugar in my coffee so.
Up in the hollar the cowbells ring,
The hound dog barks, and the hoot owl sing.
I had a girl Sweet Nancy,
I asked her if she'd marry me.
She says, "I like your manners so,
And I like sugar in my coffee too."

-snip-
More comments and related links are included in that Cocojams page.

Thanks in advance for visiting that page.

Azizi Powell