Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 6/25/52

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Once I had a charming beau;
I loved him dearer than life.
I often thought the time would come
That I would be his wife.
His pockets, they were lined with gold,
Although he owned the cash,
With a diamond ring and a watch and chain
And a pretty little black mustache.

Oh, that pretty little black mustache,
That darling black mustache.
Every time I think of him,
My heart beats like a flash.
Oh, that charming black mustache,
Them darling black mustache.
If you must know, I caught a beau
With a pretty little black mustache.

(Mr. Detherow: "And that's all there is to that.")

Also found in Randolph, Vol. III, #402, "The Little Black Mustache"; Brown, Vol. II, #202, "The Little Black Mustache."

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