SIPPING CIDER THRU A STRAW

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SIPPING CIDER THRU A STRAW
The 1919 publication gives the name as “Sipping Cider thru’ a Straw.” Curiously, Carl
Sandburg, writing no later than 1927, did not seem to know of this — implying that this
was originally “folk” rather than a pop song. This song was done often back in the ’30’s
and ’40’s on the Opry by Robert Lunn. Also, the Cackle Sisters did it in the late ’30’s. The
Cackle Sisters were GREAT yodelers! There real name was the DeZurick Sisters.
The prettiest girl (the prettiest girl)
I ever saw (I ever saw)
Was sippin’ ci- (was sippin ci-)
Der through a straw (der through a straw
The prettiest girl I ever saw
Was sipping cider through a straw.
I told that gal (etc.)
I didn’t see how
She sipped that ci-
Der through a straw
Then cheek to cheek
And jaw to jaw
We sipped that ci-
Der through a straw.
And now and then
That straw would slip
And I’d sip some ci-
Der from her lip.
And now I’ve got
A mother-in-law
From sipping ci-
Der through a straw