GIVE ME LITTLE SUGAR WITH MY BEER SYLVIE

Give me little sugar with my beer Sylvie
give me little sugar with my beer
it’s a bitter taste but I’ll drink a case
if you give me little sugar with my beer.

Huddie met two girls dancing
they both were fine high browns
they asked him where he came from
he said Chicago town.

Those two girls started jiving him
he was only fourteen years old
daddy won’t you take us way up town
and buy us some beer that’s cold?

Huddie ordered up two glasses
then he ordered up one more
he filled his mouth and swallowed down
then he spat it on the floor.

Oh daddy you from Chicago
but you can’t hold your beer.
Huddie said no I can’t drink it straight
unless you bring me little sugar over here.

Give me little sugar with my beer Sylvie
give me little sugar with my beer
it’s a bitter taste but I’ll drink a case
if you give me little sugar with my beer.

 

(unrecorded, published in QUADRANT)