If You Knew Susie

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"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.