“Cindy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1915
Keywords: love courting playparty religious floatingverses
Found in: US(SE,So)

Description

"You ought to see my Cindy, She lives 'way down south, She's so sweet the honeybees Swarm around her mouth. Get along, Cindy, Cindy...." Describes attempts to court Cindy, as well as her occasional extravagances. Many floating verses

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References

  1. Randolph 564, "Get Along Home, Cindy" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. BrownIII 404, "Cindy" (6 texts, mostly short, with the usual load of floating verses; some may be other songs with this chorus tacked on); also 163, "The Raccoon Has a Bushy Tail" (1 text plus 2 fragments; the "C" text has the chorus of "Cindy")
  3. Fuson, p. 172, "Liza Jane" (1 text, probably a version of "Po' Liza Jane" but with a "Cindy...Cindy Jane" chorus)
  4. Lomax-FSUSA 28, "Cindy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Lomax- FSNA 119, "Cindy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 899-900, "Cindy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. PSeeger-AFB, p. 61, "Cindy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Silber-FSWB, p. 35, "Cindy" (1 text)
  9. DT, CIND
  10. Roud #836
  11. BI, LxU028