If You Knew Susie

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This article is about the song from the 1920s. For Suzi Quatro's album, see If You Knew Suzi... For the film, see If You Knew Susie (film).

"If You Knew Susie" is the title of a popular song from the 1920s written by Buddy DeSylva[1] and Joseph Meyer.[2] In the largely comic song, a man sings that he knows a certain woman named Susie to be much wilder and more passionate than most people realize.

The song, which was originally written for Al Jolson became banjo-eyed Eddie Cantor's best-known success of the 1920s, recorded on April 6, 1925 [3] and the bestseller for five weeks during the year.[4]

In popular culture[edit]


  1. ^ "Composers-Lyricists Database, Biography: Buddy DeSylva". Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ "Composers-Lyricists Database, Biography: Joseph Meyer". Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ CD liner notes: Sony Music 100 years: Soundtrack for a Century: Pop Music: The Early Years 1890 - 1950, Columbia, Epic, Legacy, 1999
  4. ^ CD liner notes: Chart-Toppers of the Twenties, 1998 ASV Ltd.