Hop Up Kitty Puss (1)
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HOP UP, KITTY PUSS . AKA and see- "Black Eyed Susie (1)," "Kitty Puss," "Possum up a Simmon Tree (1)," "Puncheon Camps." Old-Time, Breakdown. USA, Oklahoma. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Marion Thede linked her Oklahoma-collected tune with "Black Eyed Susie (1)," and also noted that the tune had been brought to Oklahoma from Missouri.
Hop Up Kitty Puss, hop a little higher,
Hop Up Kitty Puss, your tail's on fire.
Refrain O my honey, O my sugar,
O my pretty little black-eyed Susie.
Rain come wet me, sun come dry me,
Stand back pretty girl, don't come nigh me.
Source for notated version: John Crawford (McIntosh County, Oklahoma) [Thede].
Printed sources: Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 89.
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources